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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/29/16

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Baseball America releases top ten prospect list for the Yankees’ farm system; a former scout takes a look at Dillon Tate; some fans don’t really want Miguel Cabrera on the team; former Yankee Curtis Granderson wins the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award

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Around the Empire

New York Daily News | Mark Feinsand: The Baseball America top ten prospects list for the Yankees came out yesterday. Gleyber Torres and Clint Frazier top the list. These prospects were the key pieces in the trades that sent Andrew Miller to Cleveland and Aroldis Chapman to Chicago. For the first time in a long time, the Yankees have one of the best farm systems in the majors. What I’m trying to saying is Fire Cashman!

Baseball America | Therron Brockish: Dillon Tate was acquired from the Rangers in the Carlos Beltran trade. Tate has been pitching in the Arizona Fall League and former scout Therron Brockish gives his evaluation of the young pitcher. Give this a read. | Joe Giglio: Joe Giglio posed a question to Yankee fans asking if they think the Yankees should try and acquire Miguel Cabrera as a DH and backup first baseman. The responses seem to be an overwhelming “NO!” from the fanbase. It still seems like everyone is all aboard the youth movement train.

New York Daily News | Anthony McCarron: Finally, a feel good story about a former Yankee player. Curtis Granderson was the winner of the 2016 Roberto Clemente Award. The award goes to players who “best represents the game of baseball through extraordinary character, community involvement, philanthropy and positive contributions, both on and off the field.” It’s nice to see the Grandyman receive this award. Even if he plays for our cousins in Queens, Grandy is still an all around great guy.

Fun Questions

  • Would you like the Yankees to go after Miguel Cabrera?
  • Of the players on BA’s top ten best prospects list, which one has the most punnable name?

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Jungle Love by The Time

It’s the end of Time Week on Pinstripe Alley. While we’ve mostly been doing songs about time, I thought we’d end the weekend with a classic from The Time itself. As always, please link us you song of the day.

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