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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 12/11/14

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The Bronx might be the best place for Chase Headley, but the Yankees might not have the money to fix the rotation and shore up third base at the same time.

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Fangraphs | Tony Blengino: Blengino gives a brief peak inside the draft room before digging deep into batted ball data to analyze Chase Headley's true talent level. His conclusion? He suggests that Headley should take a slight discount to play in the Bronx, so that the fly ball hitting switch hitter can put up good enough numbers to get one more contract down the road.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Sherman cites no sources, but he claims that the Yankees have the money to sign either a Headley or a starting pitcher, not both. | Jamal Collier: The Dodgers' trade for Jimmy Rollins might be only the start of the trading between the two teams; Chase Utley might be on the block. The 35 year old is coming off his first season of 150 games played since 2009, hitting .270/.339/.407 along the way. If the Yankees miss out on Headley, might another Chase be the solution?

LoHud Blog | Chad Jennings: Scott Boras is up to his old tricks; someone asked him whether he thought the Yankees would really sit out on Max Scherzer, and he managed to compare the Tigers' ace to Roger Clemens, Mike Mussina and Andy Pettitte in a single breath.

Hardball Times | Shane Tourtellotte: Not Yankee specific, but interesting research on the causes of manager ejections. Tourtellotte identifies a couple emerging trends in how manager ejects have been impacted by the introduction of instant replay.