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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/4/16

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Tanaka feels confident and ready for Opening Day; The Yankees are recovering from a "dynasty hangover"; As a whole, the team feels optimistic about the upcoming season; The Yankees officially announce their Opening Day roster.

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NY Daily News | Anthony McCarron: Masahiro Tanaka admits to being nervous at-times this spring about his recovery from off-season elbow surgery. He regained his confidence more and more with each outing, especially the last outing against the Phillies, and is now ready to take on the Astros and hopefully avenge last year's Wild Card loss.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: While the Royals may experience a "World Series hangover," the Yankees are trying to recover from a "dynasty hangover." Replacing names like Jeter, Rivera, Pettitte, and Posada isn't easy, but GM Brian Cashman says he isn't stuck in the past and the Yankees have no choice but to move on from one of the greatest dynasties in sports.

New York Post | George A. King III: Acquisitions like Starlin Castro and Aroldis Chapman are upgrades to the team, yet the questions facing the 2016 Yankees are similar to the ones the 2015 version of the team faced, so are they really better? Some consistency in the rotation and offense would go along way to making that answer an easy "yes."

ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews: While the spring training results weren't optimistic, the team is flying to New York with a lot of optimism. Leaving spring training healthy, for the most part, has everyone from the GM to the players feeling confident about what these 2016 Yankees can accomplish.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: The Yankees have officially announced their full Opening Day roster, making room on the roster by moving Greg Bird (sigh), Bryan Mitchell, and Mason Williams to the 15-day disabled list. Luis Cessa will keep the number he wore throughout spring, 85, as his uniform number. This is somewhat surprising, as the number is higher than the Yankees usually hand out to their players (outside of September call-ups) but maybe he just requested it.