Here's the latest run around the Yankee news circuit before a big day of college football. - Via multiple reports, the Yankees are among a handful of teams who have contacted the Chicago White Sox about the availability of shortstop Alexei Ramirez. Ramirez, 33, hit .273/.305/.408 with 15 HR and 21 SB in 2014. He's owed $10 mil for 2015 and has a $10 team option/$1 mil buyout for 2016.
- Via Mark Feinsand, the Yanks and Chris Young have "mutual interest" in a reunion after his stellar September, and the team has already reached out to Young's people to start talks. Personally I'd take the great SSS performance and move on, but whatever.
- They were announced on Thursday, but in an absolute and complete shock, there were no Yankee players on the list of AL Silver Slugger Award winners.