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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/27/17

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Six-man rotation could be in play; Best landing spots for Ohtani; Hall of Fame’s steroid debate leaves collateral damage

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New York Daily News | John Harper: Shohei Ohtani is the prize of the offseason, Giancarlo Stanton notwithstanding. Whichever team lands him will be celebrating greatly. If the Yankees, who are the favorites, are able to convince him to sign, then a six-man rotation might just be in play. The Yankees are poised to have an extremely talented rotation even without Ohtani and if they sign him, they can use him to help protect not only him but other arms in the rotation.

FanRag Sports | Jonathan Bernhardt: There’s been lots of talk this season about where Ohtani signs, which teams he makes the most for, and which teams make the most sense for him. Which potential Ohtani landing spot is the best for baseball though? The Yankees, for instance, will certainly make fans hate the Yankees more but would be good for baseball. After all, where besides baseball’s greatest stage would be better to showcase talent like Ohtani’s?

ESPN | Buster Olney: It’s Hall of Fame season again, some may argue it’s the worst time of the year (at least baseball-wise). As always, there’s controversy going around about who should be allowed in and who shouldn’t be, the good ol’ debate of steroids vs. —actually I’m not going to get into that. Unfortunately, though, like any battle there are innocent bystanders. For this debate, it’s the Hall-worthy candidates like Mike Mussina, who are deserving and have the numbers to back it up but get lost in the battle.