(It's not a World Series ring, but at least some Yankees are taking home some hardware this year)
If you're like me and were out of the Yankeeland loop for the last day and a half, here's what you missed:
- Joe reportedly called Alex Rodriguez last Friday to start the fence mending after A-Rod's postseason benching and discuss plans for 2013. The sneaky unnamed source that leaked the story indicated that the conversation went well.
- The Yankees officially exercised their 2013 team options on Curtis Granderson, Robinson Cano, and David Aardsma. C-Grand and Robbie will each make $15 million next season while Aardsma will make a paltry 500 thou. All expected moves and all smart moves by the club.
- Mark Teixeira and Robinson Cano were among the group of American League Gold Glove winners announced yesterday. It was Teix's 5th award and Robbie's 2nd, and with absolutely no favoritism towards them as Yankees I will say that both awards were well-deserved.
- Jon Heyman is reporting that Rafael Soriano will officially opt out of his contract today and become a free agent. That should help free up some cash to fill out the rest of the 2013 roster and ensure the Yankees get at least 1 compensatory draft pick after Soriano declines their qualifying offer.