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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/15/17

Jorge Posada’s Hall of Fame chances slightly illustrate an odd standard for catcher’s getting in; Matt Holliday is working on his hips this offseason; Gleyber Torres wants to hit his first major league home run off of King Felix

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SBNation | Grant Brisbee: The Hall of Fame votes are coming in and it looks more and more like former Yankee catcher Jorge Posada will fall off the ballot in his first appearance. While Posada was always potentially a candidate for the Hall of Very Good, Grant notes how the standards for catchers to be entered into the Hall of Fame is a bit weird. Please give this article a read.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Brian Cashman signed Matt Holliday to a one-year deal. They are hopeful that Holliday can regain his previous form. Holliday is hard at work this offseason attempting to do just that. He is currently working on his hips and other mechanics in order to avoid the dropoff he has last season. Best of luck to him, as we could always use more exceptional Matts around here.

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Gleyber Torres is the new exciting name around these pinstripe parts lately. After a stellar time in the Arizona Fall League, fans are hopeful that the Yankees’ newest #1 prospect lives up to the hype. Torres, while still a year or three from the majors, is hoping to hit his first dinger off of famed Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez. Apparently the two of them are friends and work out together. Neat!