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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/1/17

Greg Bird could very well be the breakout star of 2017; Brian Cashman hoping that Chapman can be durable; Happy New Year

MLB: Baltimore Orioles at New York Yankees
Soon, the Bird will come home to roost
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Around the Empire

New York Post | Post Staff: Now that it’s 2017, there are some 2017 predictions for NY sports teams. Well, NYC sports teams. Don’t worry, as pretty much anyone can predict what the Bills will do in 2017. As for the Yankees, Girardi might be on the hot seat, Greg Bird will be the breakout player of the team, and Michael Pineda will be Michael Pineda. | Brendan Kuty: There has been a lot of questions regarding the deal the Yankees gave Aroldis Chapman. It’s a hefty deal for a reliever. Brian Cashman addressed the heft of it, essentially saying that he’s hoping his durability can be as potent as his fastball. Bold.

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Song of the Day

Faith by George Michael

It’s George Michael Week on Pinstripe Alley. We lost a lot of talented people in 2016. George Michael passed away on Christmas. The first SOTD Week of 2017 will honor him with some of his songs. As always, please link us your song of the day. Happy New Year