There's a bunch of small stories I haven't blogged over the last few days that are worth mentioning. Here they are in rapid-fire order: - Aaron Judge was named the AZFL's Player of the Week on Monday. He hit 2 HR, scored 6 runs, and drew 7 walks in 5 games last week. Good to see him getting more burn as that season has progressed.
- Via George King, there does appear to be some mutual interest between the Yankees and Raul Ibanez for the vacant hitting coach job. Ibanez is reportedly "intrigued" by the possibility, but no meeting or interview has been scheduled.
- Dellin Betances was named as one of the 3 finalists for the American League Rookie of the Year award this year. He's not going to win, as Jose Abreu has that locked up, but to be recognized as a finalist as a relief pitcher is another testament to how awesome his season was.
- Didn't see when this came through, but Antoan Richardson was outrighted to Triple-A yesterday, opening up another spot on the 40-man roster.
- In case you didn't remember, last night was the 5-year anniversary of the Yankees winning their last World Series title. Andy pitched a decent Game 6 on short rest, Matsui hit the early homer off of Pedro, and drove in 6 runs in the game to lock up the MVP. I remember standing up in front of my TV and watching/texting about 10 different people for the final inning and celebration. Hard to believe that 5 years have gone by since then.