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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/30/17

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Carlos Beltran interviews for Yankees’ manager; Aaron Boone distances himself from his brother Bret Boone after stupid remarks; Aaron Judge & Kristaps Porzingis for mayor; Scott Boras comments on Shohei Ohtani’s situation

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MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: I honestly cannot remember the last time I began a link dump with non-Ohtani news. Here we are though, back to talking about the quest for the new Yankees’ manager. Yesterday, former Yankee legend and recently retired Carlos Beltran was the latest candidate to try and pull the sword from the stone. Beltran acknowledges his inexperience and stated that he would definitely have a bench coach with previous managerial experience, if he were to get the job. Between Beltran’s communications with Cashman and his relationship with the younger players like Aaron Judge, it’s curious where this will go. Give this a read.

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Meanwhile, in a more bizarre case concerning a managerial candidate, Aaron Boone’s brother Bret Boone decided to weigh in on the latest rounds of high profile assclogs to get fired for sexual harassment allegations. Bret slid into a Seattle reporter’s DMs to make light of the situation for some reason. Then decided to tweet his way through it for some reason. Then finally apologized for doing the dumb things he did for SOME reason. I’m still trying to wrap my head around him directly messaging a reporter out of the blue about this. It’s been a day, for sure. This probably did not do Aaron any favors regarding his candidacy.

Cut4 | Eric Chesterton: Aaron Judge for Mayor of NYC? Hey, why not. As the results from the recent mayoral election, it turns out that the Yankees’ RF received 10 write-in votes. However, he would have lost to New York Knicks star Kristaps Porzingis, who received 11 write-in votes. They should both probably stay out of politics, but it’s good to know they have options if the sports thing doesn’t work out.

SBNation | Grant Brisbee: Okay okay, back to Shohei Ohtani. This article on Ohtani is less about where he’s going and more about Scott Boras’ recent statements regarding Ohtani being screwed over by coming over early. Yes, Ohtani made the choice to come to MLB early. Yes, he will probably still make a lot of money going forward. That doesn’t mean Boras is wrong. Feel free to read and decide.