It’s been a week since the Yankees season ended, so let’s recap what happened this week since there is literally nothing going on with the Yankees today.
— Alex Rodriguez had his meeting with the arbitrator about his 211-game suspension. The case is supposed to last at least into the winter since the sides did not have an agreement.
— Rodriguez filed two lawsuits: One against Major League Baseball and commissioner Bud Selig and one against Dr. Christopher Ahmad and Columbia/Presbyterian Hospital.
— The New York Times reported this weekend that Rodriguez requested that the MLBPA not represent him during the arbitration hearing. Rodriguez believed the MLBPA did not have his best interests in mind going into the arbitration meeting.
— Manager Joe Girardi was offered a contract by Brian Cashman this week. He hasn’t come to a decision as of Sunday afternoon.
— If Girardi returns, Brian Cashman wants to have the coaching staff return as well.
— The Los Angeles Dodgers said that they will not be in the running for Robinson Cano this offseason, wanting to save their money on Clayton Kershaw.
— Mariano Rivera is a finalist for The Marvin Miller Man of the Year Award. He’s also a finalist for the American League Comeback Player of the Year Award.