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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/8/16

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Rothschild signs for 2017; Yankee fan LeBron rooting for Cleveland; Frazier has confidence in himself; Opportunity is now for Williams

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Around the Empire

New York Daily News | Mark Feinsand: The Yankees have officially brought back pitching coach Larry Rothschild on a one-year deal. The one-year deal makes sense considering Joe Girardi’s and Brian Cashman’s contracts are up after 2017 as well. Seems after 2017 ownership will evaluate everyone and everything.

Fox Sports | Teddy Mitrosilis: Longtime Yankees fan LeBron James seems to be switching allegiances and becoming an Indians fan as he has recently been seen sporting Indians gear and tweeting about the team. Although this doesn’t necessarily mean he’s no longer a Yankee fan, he could just be supporting his local team while his favorite team is not in the playoffs. Plus it helps that Cleveland happens to be playing the Yankees’ biggest rivals in the Red Sox. Go Indians!

New York Post | Jonathan Lehman: Top prospect Clint Frazier is nothing if not confident. After being asked when he would make an impact, Red Thunder tweeted saying “starting next year.” Though the tweet seems to be deleted now, at least he believes in himself. Hopefully he’s right. Go Popeye the Frazier Man!

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: The time is now for Mason Williams to prove his worth in the Yankees’ organization. Especially considering he’s the only left-handed outfield prospect on the 40-man roster, if the Yankees find themselves wanting to add a lefty outfielder, it should be Williams’ job to lose.

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