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