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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 6/8/13


Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible

Around the Internet

  • Pressure and Stress - LoHud | Chad Jennings: As Ichiro Suzuki returns to Seattle he talks about the pressure of performing according to expectations and that even when he succeeds he knows he has to do something else better.
  • Prospect Notes - LoHud | Chad Jennings: The Yankees are going to want to see Michael Pineda throw around 100 pitches multiple times before they think about calling him up. The Yankees first round prospects all talked to the media and Eric Jagielo believes he has an opportunity to take over third base soon.
  • Prospects - | Josh Vitale: Read all about the Yankees' third to tenth round draft picks and see what they can bring to the organization.
  • Cast a Wide Net - LoHud | Chad Jennings: Get a brief look at the newest Yankee prospects that came out of this year's first two rounds of the draft.
  • Worst Swing - Fangraphs | Jeff Sullivan: Using GIFs, Sullivan breaks down a truly terrible looking swing by Ichiro and wonders how such a great player can look so bad on occasion.

Quick Hits

  • Former Yankees coach Lee Mazzilli's son LJ Mazzilli was drafted by the Mets in the fourth round.
  • Aaron Judge says he will move from center field when he stars pro ball.
  • Ian Clarkin will only sign with the Yankees if it's "life-changing" money.

Questions of the Day

  • Who is your favorite Yankees draft pick?
  • How can the Yankees best improve their offense?
  • What extinct animal would you want around the most?
  • Where do you go for some peace and quiet?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 6/7/13: Rafael DePaula strikes out eight in Charleston loss @ 9 am
  • 2013 MLB Draft: Yankees picks' reactions to being drafted @ 11 pm
  • 2013 MLB Draft Results: Yankees day two implications 12 pm
  • 2013 MLB Draft: Day Three Open Thread @ 1 pm
  • New York Yankees @ Seattle Mariners at 4:10 pm (Game Thread at 3:30 pm)