The Yankees do their fans a solid

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As I mentioned in the recaps this morning, the Yankees were nice enough to let the people who waited out the five and a half hour rain delay
move down to the good seats once the game got going. Sure, that seems
like an obvious move and one that wouldn’t bat an eye if it happened in
any other park, but the Yankees don’t have much of a customer-friendly
track record these days, so kudos are in order. They get more kudos for this:

All fans with tickets for Thursday’s game can redeem the used or
unused ticket for a free bleachers, grandstand or terrace seat at a
non-premium game in 2009 or 2010. Fans also have the option of using
their ticket as a coupon to purchase a half-price ticket in any other
non-suite seating location for a non-premium game in 2009 or 2010.

Rain checks are common when the game doesn’t go, but most of time
you’re s.o.l. if you simply don’t want to wait around for the game.
This was a rather extraordinary delay, however, and good for the
Yankees for acknowledging it.

Report: Bryan Shaw has two multiyear offers on the table

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Free agent reliever Bryan Shaw has received two multiyear offers, Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reports. The teams in question have not been revealed, but the demand for Shaw is expected to be high as he comes off of a career-best season.

The 30-year-old right-hander went 4-6 in 79 appearances for the Indians, drawing a 3.52 ERA, 2.6 BB/9 and 8.6 SO/9 in 76 2/3 innings. He ranked 12th among qualified relievers with 1.6 fWAR, his highest mark to date, and proved instrumental in helping the club reach their second consecutive division title in 2017.

The Mets are the last known team to show interest in Shaw, as the New York Post’s Mike Puma reported Wednesday. Nothing has been officially confirmed by the club yet, naturally, but they could still use a couple of arms to round out the bullpen behind Jerry Blevins, AJ Ramos and Jeurys Familia and it’s worth noting that the right-hander has already worked closely with Mets’ skipper and former Indians’ pitching coach Mickey Callaway. While Shaw’s proven consistency and durability should appeal to a wide variety of teams, he’s due for a big payday after making just $4.6 million in his last year with the Indians.