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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/17/13

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Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible

Around the Internet

  • Star-Ledger | Andy McCullough: Alex Rodriguez denies the allegations that he leaked documents that implicated Ryan Braun and Francisco Cervelli of steroid use.
  • Sports Illustrated | Cliff Corcoran: The recent allegations facing Alex Rodriguez puts the union in a tough spot: they have to defend against a length suspension, but they also can't defend him if he violated the CBA.
  • Baseball Nation | Grant Brisbee: Brian Cashman has had to scramble this year and judging by the list of players he's had to acquire, it looks like he's a bad scrambler.
  • New York Post | Joel Sherman: With Derek Jeter's injury-riddled season and A-Rod's impending suspension, the Yankees are forced to look into alternative for 2014.
  • Sports Illustrated | Jay Jaffe: Baseball needs replay, but a challenge system is the wrong way to go.
  • It's About the Money | Michael Eder: A look at what Mark Reynolds could bring to the Yankees now that he's out of Progressive Field
  • Baseball America | Ben Badler: Yankees shortstop prospect Thairo Estrada has helium status on this week's prospect hot sheets.
  • MLB Trade Rumors | Charlie Wilmoth: Would moving the trade deadline to August 15 really make that big of a difference?
  • | Bryan Hoch: People have a lot to say about Ichiro Suzuki as he inches closer to the 4,000 professional hits mark.
  • mlive | John Tunison: Ex-Yankee Chad Curtis has been found guilty of sexually assaulting three teenage girls while working at Lakewood Schools.

Quick Hits

  • Curtis Granderson says that if Alex Rodriguez says he didn't leak anything then he believes him.
  • Graham Stoneburner has been promoted to Triple-A Scranton.
  • Alfonso Soriano's 18 RBI are tied for the most over a four-game span.
  • Alfonso Soriano is the first player in MLB history with 12 H, 18 RBI in a 4-game span.

Questions of the Day

  • Will Joba Chamberlain be cut loose before the end of the season?
  • Who was the worst signing of the 2013 Yankees?
  • What is your opinion on facial hair?
  • What's your sign?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 8/16/13 @ 9 am
  • Mike Trout vs Miguel Cabrera: the Yankee-rific AL MVP scorecard @ 11 am
  • New York Yankees vs. Boston Red Sox at 4:05 pm (3:30 pm game thread)