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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/13/17

Hitting coaches deserve a lot of credit for the Yankees’ great offense; as Jeter’s number is about to be retired, Didi has done a great job after him; Jeter’s group might not have enough to buy Marlins; rain might force a doubleheader on Jeter day; a non-Yankee fan looks at Jeter week and Derek Jeter

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Around The Empire

New York Daily News | Bill Madden: Despite the past few days, the Yankees offense has been good this year. Really good. Spectacular even. A lot of credit for this offensive juggernaut has to go to the hitting coaches. I mean, even Aaron Hicks is hitting the ball well. That’s got to count for something, right? Right! Now just to work on getting Headley back to his early April form.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: That’s enough of the non-Jeter talk in this link dump. It’s Derek Jeter weekend after all and we’ve got Jeets to discuss. Jeter’s retirement left the Yankees with a Jeter filled hole at shortstop. Thankfully, Cashman filled that hole really nicely with Didi Gregorius. Sir Didi only cost the Yankees’ Shane Greene, but his value on both offense and defense definitely softened the blow of losing the long tenured Yankees’ captain. Good work, Cashman.

Newsday | Laura Albanese: It appears that Derek Jeter’s quest to own a team may have hit a roadblock. Jeter’s investment group does not have the money to purchase the Marlins, which already has financial concerns as it is. It’s almost like trusting Loria to run and own a baseball franchise is an absolutely terrible idea or something.

New York Daily News | Daniel Popper: Today might not be a beautiful day for a ballgame and tomorrow they might have to play two in honor of Derek Jeter. The forecast today calls for rain, rain, more rain, and “amber alert flood watch everyone’s phone buzzes at the same time” rain. Either the Yankees and Astros will lose a future off-day or they’ll decide to play a day-night doubleheader for Mother’s Day. We shall see.

SBNation | Grant Brisbee: Derek Jeter week is almost over. Some Yankee fans have enjoyed it while others think it’s a bit too much. Grant Brisbee offers a take on Jeter Week as only Grant Brisbee can give. It’s a great look at what a non-Yankee fan can take away from Derek Jeter and his career. You should definitely give this a look.