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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 12/9/17

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Yankees in on Stanton; Breaking down potential Stanton deal; Cashman finalizing 5 year deal; Remembering Sabathia deal

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MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: The Yankees, seemingly out of nowhere (unless you read yesterday’s news post...WHICH I TOTALLY DID, GREG! STOP YELLING AT ME!) have apparently entered the Giancarlo Stanton sweepstakes. Stanton said that the Yankees were one of four teams he would okay a deal to, and the Yankees have supposedly heard the call and tried making moves. Fingers crossed, y’all!

New York Post | George A. King III: To quote Greg Kirkland, “if the Boss were around” Stanton would already be a Yankee. He wouldn’t care about anything except getting Stanton. However, he’s not so there are a few hurdles to cross. Mainly, the Yankees’ goal of trying to remain under the luxury tax, which would somehow involve offloading Jacoby Ellsbury or Starlin Castro. Which, if Brian Cashman pulled off, give him a contract for life.

Sports Illustrated | Daniel Rapaport: Speaking of getting Brian Cashman a contract for life, he and the Yankees are apparently close to finalizing a five-year deal worth approximately $25 million. The deal would give a significant raise, but not nearly as much as the $10 million AAV some people were speculating about earlier. Anyway, fire Cashman. Also, go get Stanton, Cash! Do it!

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: The Winter Meetings are about to start so now’s as good a time as any to look back on Winter Meetings past. Specifically the Winter Meetings of 2008 which was highlighted by the Yankees signing CC Sabathia. Brian Cashman left halfway through the winter meetings to go meet Sabathia’s representatives in Oakland and about six hours later, CC was a Yankee.