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New York Yankee News: Change Comes to the East

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When the Rangers chose to intentionally walk Miguel Cabrera last night in the 8th inning with the score tied and the bases empty, he became only the 7th player in LCS history to be accorded such respect. The last was Alex Rodriguez in the 2009 ALCS against the Angels.

Would Brian Cashman consider a life in Fenway? The Yankees have every reason to negotiate and announce his contract extension as soon as possible. I believe MLB has a gag order on the teams during the postseason, so the media attention is on the teams on the field, but the day after the World Series wouldn't be too for me.

On the other hand, I consider this to be bad news:

Two of Cashman’s staff members have been granted permission by the Yankees to talk to the Angels about their GM opening.

Billy Eppler, the head of Yankees’ pro scouting, and Damon Oppenheimer, the head of amateur scouting, will interview for the job, Cashman said. No dates have been set for the interviews.

Also, Yankees assistant professional scouting director Will Kuntz interviewed for the Phillies’ minor league director job, but didn’t get it.

I give Damon Oppenheimer a ton of credit for rebuilding the Yankees' farm system in the last few seasons. I'd be very sad to see him go anywhere else.

Somehow I missed this: Ivan Nova's arm is fine, and he won't require surgery. He's got all offseason to rest.

Will Nick Swisher (and his 8 figure team option) take the blame for the middle of the order (Arod, Tex and Swish) hitting .164 against the Tigers?