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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/26/17

A Q&A with Greg Bird; Tyler Wade makes his case for SS while Didi is injured; Pineda doesn’t fill people with confidence in latest outing; Yankees will go into the season with a new three-headed bullpen monster; Yankee players loved playing in the WBC

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Around the Empire

New York Post | Steve Serby: Hi. Welcome to Pinstripe Alley. We are big fans of the Greg Bird here. Greg Bird does Greg Bird things that are awesome. Did you know he hit another dinger in yesterday’s game? It was awesome. In this post, Greg Bird takes time out of being Greg Bird to answer questions. Please take a look.

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: During yesterday’s game, John Sterling and Suzyn Waldman had Brian Cashman in the booth. One of the questions asked had to do with replacing Didi Gregorius during his DL stint. Cashman mentioned that Ronald Torreyes, Pete Kozma, and Tyler Wade were the primary three on his list. Tyler Wade made his case known yesterday, as he went 1-for-3 and nearly missed a home run. Wade is having a fantastic spring and the Yankees are definitely taking notice.

New York Post | George A. King III: Michael Pineda did not have the best of days yesterday. He was facing the Pittsburgh Pirates’ Triple-A team. Yes, it is still spring training. However, this is not the first time we have been witness to Pineda’s inconsistencies. It probably will not be the last. As of now, he is our #3 starter. Yay.

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Last year, the Yankees went into the season with a three-headed bullpen monster, which I dubbed Ghidorah. The Yankees will go into this season with two of the three heads on the team. The other, and potentially the best head, is in Cleveland. Tyler Clippard will replaced Andrew Miller and the new three-headed bullpen monster, which I shall dub Mecha-Ghidorah, will hopefully do as well as the previous one. Perhaps no $40 t-shirts though.

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: The WBC is now behind us. Fans of the WBC will have to wait until 2021 to see the next one. The Yankees that attended the WBC absolutely loved the experience. Didi, Clippard, and Betances, each of them playing for a different country, would do it again if allowed.