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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/5/16

Yankees’ youth movement is something to look forward to; Yankees might pursue Chapman; James Kaprielian pitches well in AFL; no discussions between Brian McCann and Brian Cashman yet

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Around the Empire | Bryan Hoch: The 2016 season is over and done with. Now we sit and wait for trades to be made and rosters to be constructed. Having said that, there is a lot to look forward to for the future. The Yankees youth movement is underway and it should improve next year with a full season of Gary Sanchez and the return of Greg Bird.

New York Post | George A. King III: Brian Cashman stated that acquiring pitching is one of his primary goals this offseason. Aroldis Chapman could be one of those pitchers. The Cubs could want try and bring him back. Many teams might want his services as he would not cost a draft pick. | Jonathan Saxon: The Arizona Fall League is still going on. James Kaprielian took the mound for the Scorpions and pitched pretty well. One run, four hits, and two strikeouts over five innings is not too shabby. Kaprirelian says he is using the AFL to work on his mechanics. Good luck, Kap.

New York Post | George A. King III: A lot of the talk this offseason has been discussions about Brian McCann and his pinstriped future. With Gary Sanchez being Gary, McCann might consider waiving his NTC in order to be a full-time catcher for another team. As of now, no discussions between the two camps have been made. Stay tuned.

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