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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 8/17/16

Eovaldi trade was worth it; Warren and Clippard have been good; Austin honors Swisher; Sheffield’s dominant outing; Potential cause of Tate’s struggles; The Yankees winning mentality fueling youths

MLB: New York Yankees at Tampa Bay Rays
Maybe I can pitch with my feet?
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Around the Empire

New York Daily News | Anthony McCarron: Even with the news of Eovaldi missing the rest of this year and most, if not all, of next year, the Yankees trading for him was worth it and if given the opportunity they should do it again. | Joe Giglio: Outside of Adam Warren’s bad outing yesterday, both him and Tyler Clippard have pitched well since being reacquired at the trade deadline. Both of them pitching well makes trading Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller (miss you) away look smarter with every inning pitched.

LoHud Yankees Blog | Chad Jennings: After spending time and growing close with Nick Swisher in Triple-A , Tyler Austin thought it was only fitting to honor Swisher when his name was called as part of the stadium roll call. He wasn’t quite has dramatic with it though, but hopefully he sees enough time to perfect the Swisher Salute.

New York Post | Associated Press: Lefty prospect Justus Sheffield had himself a night last night, pitching six innings of three hit ball for the Tampa Yankees. Sheffield, acquired from the Indians in the Miller trade, now has a 1.04 ERA with Tampa. | Brendan Kuty: When the Yankees were able to acquire Dillon Tate from the Rangers for Carlos Beltran it was because Tate’s stock had fallen significantly. Brian Cashman admitted as much saying he was a “buy low candidate.” Turns out a workout regimen the Rangers insisted on didn’t sit well with Tate and could have caused his struggles.

New York Post | Kevin Kernan: From day one, the Yankees have instilled a winning mentality in all the players they acquire. This is an organization that is used to winning, and they want their players to help continue that tradition. This goes not just for the majors, but through the minor leagues as well. And it’s exactly that winning “mantra” that could be fueling the youngsters such as Gary Sanchez, Tyler Austin, and Aaron Judge.

Fun Questions

  • If the season today, who would win the AL/NL MVP?
  • If the season today, who would win the AL/NL Cy Young?

Song of the Day

Wonderwall by Oasis

It’s 1996 Week on Pinstripe Alley. Looking back at the year that finally ended the Yankees championship drought, the ‘96 team really was the one to save Yankee fans. They’re our wonderwall. As always, please link us your song of the day.