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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 12/18/16

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Yankees seem intent on relying on young pitching from the farm; predicting the 2019 Yankees’ roster; four pitching prospects that will hopefully reach the high bar they set for themselves; Tim Raines should be in the Hall of Fame

Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees
I bet that person in the stands wishes he had hair as nice as mine
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Around the Empire

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Pitching pitching pitch-ing. The Yankees are on the young pitching conga line right now. All the young pitching that it seems they will be relying on will be coming from their farm system. Their recent history with relying on this is a bit spotty. This article takes a look at Luis Cessa, Bryan Mitchell, Chad Green, and Luis Severino. Good luck to the four of you. We’re gonna need it.

New York Daily News | John Harper: The year 2019 is right around the corner. Well, it’s not really. That doesn’t mean that we cannot have fun predicting what the Yankees’ roster will look like when that year arrives. Can someone say Manny Machado? Oh yeah! Andrew Miller is back too. This is oodles of fun.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees farm system is pretty good right now. Quite a few prospects set a very high bar for themselves in 2016 that they hope to reach again or surpass in 2017. This article takes a look at four pitchers that the Yankees hope can do just that. If they could, boy would it help.

The New York Times | Tyler Kepner: We’ve been discussing a lot about the Yankees future, but here’s an article about one of their past great players. Former Yankee legend Tim Raines should be in the Hall of Fame. That’s really all there is to it.

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