Good morning, gang. As I'm sure you've noticed, we're still collectively recovering from the disappointment of Tuesday night's loss here at IIATMS. Personally I've been struggling to come up with stuff to write about over the last few months, sort of Ellsbury-ing my way through the second half of the blog season, if you will. We'll start ramping up offseason coverage more once the actual offseason starts, but for now here are some quick notes on what's been in the Yankeeland news this week. - Via George King, we learned from Cash that there was an offer out there for Ben Zobrist at the deadline. The A's wanted Adam Warren and Rob Refsnyder for Zobrist and Cash wasn't willing to make that deal. I think that was a good decision. I'm fine with.
- Also via King, and I don't know how I missed this one, Triple-A manager Dave Miley will not be back next year. He's been the SWB manager for 10 years, which I didn't know. More changes under the new MiL leadership. I like that too.
- Via Joel Sherman, the Yankees were planning to add Nathan Eovaldi to the ALDS roster if they won the WC game. That's a good sign that Eovaldi's arm is healthy heading into the offseason and I'm bummed that we didn't get to see him airing it out for an inning. 100 MPH heat like you read about.
- MLBTR's 2016 salary arbitration projections are out, and it's a sizable list for the Yankees. Santos and Bailey are easy non-tenders, the rest of the list should be back.
- The only other non-tender case you could make could be for Ivan Nova, who has been uneven his entire career and has no clear role in the Yankee staff next season. But according to Sherman, the Yankees are planning on tendering him a contract this offseason. You can never have too much pitching. Or too many trade chips.