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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 12/3/16

What the new CBA means for the Yankees; rebuilding AND reloading; goodbye Strikeout Factory

Alex Rodriguez News Conference Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

ESPN | Andrew Marchand: The Yankees’ game plan is to both rebuild and reload their team. Trading away guys like Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman has allowed them to rebuild the farm, and now they have the ability to sign free agents that will serve to reload the big league club for 2017.

New York Post | George King III: Baseball’s new CBA sets the Yankees up nicely for a big spending spree in the coming years. The team will no longer be penalized by the multiplier system and will receive tax cuts for building their own stadium. That could save the team the money necessary to pursue big names like Bryce Harper or Manny Machado in offseasons to come. | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees non-tendered reliever Jacob Lindgren Friday evening. The left-hander won’t pitch in 2017 while recovering from Tommy John surgery. There’s always a chance the Yankees re-sign Lindgren, as they have in similar situations in the past.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Brian Cashman has gotten in touch with a number of agents to let them know that he’ll begin his business at the winter meetings once he has a better idea of how the new CBA works. Cashman is confident that any delay won’t cost the Yankees a chance at signing anyone, as no free agent is going to want to ink a deal without listening to what the Yankees have to say first at least.