Franklin will be back, Montero won't
That seems to mean two things:
1. The Yankees like the way Franklin and his staff develop players, especially pitchers.
2. Franklin probably couldn't find a different, higher-profile job elsewhere.
Additionally, LoHud's Chad Jennings spoke with the Yankees' Vice President of Baseball Operations, Mark Newman, who said uber-prospect Jesus Montero will start the year at Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. Not terribly stunning news, but it's a shame that Thunder fans got to see such a short stint of Montero.
They will, however, get to see Austin Romine behind the dish next season. That ain't too shabby, either.