2017 Regular Season Record: 91-71 (858 RS, 660 RA, 100-62 pythag. record), second in ALE
2017 Postseason Record: 7-6 (51 RS, 42 RA), won AL WC Game, won ALDS, lost ALCS
Top stories from last week:
- In a stunning move, the Yankees are set to acquire Giancarlo Stanton and cash from the Marlins for Starlin Castro, Jorge Guzman, and Jose Devers. Stanton used his no-trade clause to reject deals to the Giants and Cardinals, allowing the Yankees to swoop in.
- Brian Cashman and the Yankees are finally hammering out a contract. Cashman is set to sign a five-year contract worth $25M. His last four contracts were all three-year deals.
- The Yankees are “looking closely” at Cuban outfielder Julio Pablo Martinez now that they have international bonus money to spend after losing out on Shohei Ohtani. They had interest in Dominican shortstop Yunior Severino before he signed with the Twins.
- Once they were eliminated from the Ohtani sweepstakes, the Yankees circled back to CC Sabathia to address their rotation needs. A deal is not imminent as far as we know, but they’re talking.
- Dodgers bullpen coach Josh Bard will be named bench coach. Carlos Beltran could join the Yankees in some capacity. Minor league instructors Reggie Willits and Carlos Mendoza are candidates to join the coaching staff. Triple-A Scranton manager Al Pedrique has left the Yankees to join the A’s.
- Gleyber Torres claimed the top spot in Baseball America’s top ten Yankees prospects list. Guzman, who went to the Marlins in the Stanton trade, was ranked seventh.
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