Around the Empire
New York Daily News | Mark Feinsand: The winter meetings are over. The Yankees came away with two of the three things they were after. Matt Holliday will be their new DH/backup 1B & OF. Aroldis Chapman will don the pinstripes once again to be their closer. Brian Cashman still believes that the Yankees have more needs. It is unclear whether or not he’ll be able to obtain them. Only time will tell.
ESPN.com | Andrew Marchand: The majority of current Yankee discussions center around Chapman. Some have argued that this five-year, $86 million dollar deal benefits the Yankees. It definitely bolsters the bullpen. Others question whether or not signing a reliever for that long fits in with their rebuilding plan. This topic will surely be brought up again during the course of his stay here. Only time will tell.
New York Post | George A. King III: In case you forgot, the Red Sox acquired White Sox ace Chris Sale to form one of the best rotations in the American League. The Yankees have not acquired a starter. The Yankees probably need to do exactly that. Sadly, starters are in short supply. Unless Cashman can pull off a trade, it’s essentially Tanaka, Sabathia, and spin the wheel.
ESPN.com | Alex Tekip: While the Yankees have Chapman back, they might not be done fortifying it. Rumor has it, and I stress the word rumor, that the Yankees might be interested in former Giants reliever Sergio Romo. Being that I’ve been looking to use the SNL Jon Hamm SERGIO GIF again, I don’t see any reason why they shouldn’t sign him.
Pinstriped Prospects | Matt Kardos: The Rule 5 draft took place yesterday morning and everyone wanted the young Yankees. They lost eight players, including Luis Torres. Trenton Thunder manager Bobby Mitchell reflects on the loss of some of the players he managed.
- Who else would you like the Yankees to pick up to help bolster their bullpen?
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Song of the Day
Snowblind by Black Sabbath
It’s Winter Meetings Week on Pinstripe Alley. The winter meetings are over but winter is approaching and I’m sure someone has meetings somewhere. So this week goes on. Today’s entry comes from Black Sabbath. I don’t know if they have a meeting today. As always, please link us your song of the day.