Two AL East front offices will have different looks next year, as Theo Epstein is heading for Chicago and the Orioles are searching for a new GM. Here's the latest on the division…
- Joel Sherman of the New York Post says the Yankees will have to seriously consider going in another direction if C.C. Sabathia opts out of his contract and wants much more than $120MM over five years. Some teams (the Rangers, for example) can get by without elite starting pitching, as Sherman explains.
- Newsday's Ken Davidoff explains what he'd do if he were running the Yankees this offseason. First, Brian Cashman and Sabathia would be back with new deals. Davidoff would also exercise the options for Robinson Cano and Nick Swisher, trade A.J. Burnett for Derek Lowe, acquire John Danks and sign David DeJesus and a lefty reliever.
- Dan Connolly of the Baltimore Sun explains that most people who aspire to be a general manager would want the Orioles' GM job. It's no easy assignment (I examined the task in detail yesterday), yet only 30 GM jobs exist.