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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/13/16

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Yankees among best fits for Encarnacion; Cashman expected to reach out to Cespedes; the Yankees want a “super” prospect for McCann.

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MLB.com | Richard Justice: The Yankees need power in their lineup. Edwin Encarnacion provides plenty of pop with his bat. With the departures of Alex Rodriguez, Mark Teixeira, and Carlos Beltran, he could slide right into the middle of the order. Right now the Yankees are just doing their due diligence, but that could always change in a hurry.

MLB.com | Joe Trezza: Yoenis Cespedes is arguably the most dynamic free agent on the market. With such a weak class, he’s going to draw interest from a lot of teams, including the Yankees. They remain on the periphery of his market, but after missing the postseason for the third time in four years, a return to big spending isn’t out of the question.

New York Post | Kevin Kernan: It was reported yesterday that the Yankees were willing to pay about half of Brian McCann’s salary in a trade to acquire better prospects. Kernan reports today that the organization wants a “super” prospect in that case, on the level of Gleyber Torres or Clint Frazier. We all want nice things, don’t we?

FanRag Sports | Stacey Gotsulias: There really is a lot of chatter surrounding a potential Brian McCann trade. A pro’s and con’s list could help the Yankees in their decision-making process. Pro? They just might be able to acquire a “super” prospect. Con? They would be losing a 20+ home run caliber catcher. Decisions, decisions.

Fun Questions

  • Do you think that Brian McCann could fetch a “super” prospect?
  • If you could have one super power, what would it be?

Song of the Day

Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen

It’s still Canada Week on Pinstripe. Our song today honors the late Canadian singer/songwriter Leonard Cohen. I sorted through a number of different of Cohen songs before settling on his most famous, Hallelujah. It’s one of the best examples of songwriting in modern history. Hallelujah, indeed, maestro. As always, please link us your song of the day.