I have mentioned the various changes going on with the Yankees’ Triple-A affiliate, most notably the renovations to PNC Field, their changes in ownership and a potential name change for 2013. Most recently, however, they have announced a new leadership team, headed by Rob Crain as the President and General Manager. He comes from the Pacific Coast League’s Omaha Storm Chasers, the Triple-A affiliate for the Kansas City Royals. Given what he did in Omaha (overseeing marketing, construction of a new field and the team’s re-branding) he seems particularly well-suited for whatever 2013 may bring for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.
Baseball America looked at some of the Yankees’ minor league standouts and frustrations over the break. They praised Gary Sanchez and Tyler Austin, while noting just how disappointing Dellin Betances has been. Newcomer Saxon Butler and veteran Jack Cust were also mentioned.