Yankees Offseason Review

2009 was a great year for the Yankees and they’ve been busy this offseason preparing for 2010. So let’s take a look back at what has so far been an eventful post-World Series run:

November 20 – the Yankees add seven players to their 40-man roster including RHP Hector Noesi, RHP Ivan Nova, RHP Romulo Sanchez, INF Reegie Corona, INF Eduardo Nunez, INF Kevin Russo, and OF Austin Jackson.

November 21Shelley Duncan is outrighted to the minors. That was the first step in his path to free agency. So long Shelley.

December 7 – right handed reliever Brian Bruney is traded to the Washington Nationals for a player to be named later. That PTBNL eventually becomes outfielder Jamie Hoffmann who was selected in the rule 5 draft.

December 8 – The Yankees trade righty Ian Kennedy, lefty Phil Coke, and Austin Jackson for outfielder Curtis Granderson.

December 9Andy Pettitte is resigned to a one-year $11.75 million deal.

December 11 – The Yankees take Jamie Hoffmann with the first pick in the Rule 5 draft, but they lose lefty Zach Kroenke and righty Kanekoa Texeira.

December 13Chien-Ming Wang officially becomes a free agent after the Yankees non-tender him to avoid paying him the at least $4 million he would have made through arbitration.

December 14Hideki Matsui officially leaves the Yankees when he signs a one-year deal with the Angels worth $6.5 million.

December 17Nick Johnson is signed to a one-year deal worth $5.75 million with a mutual option for 2011.

December 22Javier Vazquez is acquired along with lefty Boone Logan when the Yankees traded Melky Cabrera, lefty Michael Dunn, and top prospect right hander Arodys Vizcaino.

Things have slowed down quite a bit since the Vazquez deal, the holidays will do that. The Yankees are not nessesarily finished though. They will probably add a left fielder and could deal one or both Chad Guadin and Sergio Mitre.

So what do you think? Good offseason, bad, or mixed?

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One Response to Yankees Offseason Review

  1. KVC says:

    Good Offseason, only second thought would be letting Chien-Ming Wang go. Whats $4 million for a 2 time 19 game winner? Cash doesn’t have a great track record with pitching decisions.