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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/4/17

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Yankees could buy at deadline; Holliday joins 300 club; Judge breaks a HR record; Why Judge’s HRs are majestic; Bird could “complete” Yankees; NYY still believes in Bird

Toronto Blue Jays v New York Yankees
I ORDERED TWO ORDERS OF NUGGETS! TWO! THIS MANY!
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FanRag Sports | Gary Phillips: This was supposed to be a rebuilding year for the Yankees, but all of a sudden it may not just be that. Right now they have the third-best record in all of baseball and aren’t showing any signs of slowing down. Sure, the pitching may be showing their true colors, the offense has been clicking on all levels. If things keep up, the Yankees just might find themselves looking to buy, buy, buy this summer.

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Matt Holliday joined the 300 club last night. A three run shot that landed in Monument Park was Holliday’s third of the season and helped the Yankees claw their way back against the Blue Jays. Fortunately for him it landed in Monument Park so getting the ball back should be easy for him.

CBS Sports | R.J. Anderson: Another day, another Aaron Judge home run. At this point, it might just be easier to talk about when he doesn’t hit a homer. Helping contribute to the Yankees’ comeback win against the Blue Jays yesterday, Judge hit his MLB-leading 13th dinger yesterday. With that bomb, Judge broke a record and became the youngest player to hit 13 taters in his team’s first 26 games.

The Ringer | Rodger Sherman: As discussed above, Aaron Judge is currently leading baseball in long balls with 13. To say his blasts are fun to watch is an understatement. Here’s a closer look at five of his monster dongs that help explain why the largest of our adult baseball sons amazes us with each and every missile that he hits. They’re not just ordinary jacks, he hits them hard, he hits them far, and he hits them everywhere.

ESPN | Andrew Marchand: Speaking of Greg Bird being able to come back, the good thing for him is that the Yankees still haven’t lost their faith in him. Bird also keeps in touch with the man he replaced, as he and Mark Teixeira text about every other week. Teixeira’s advice to Bird is simple: “trust your talent.” The Yankees surely do, and when he gets back from his injury, he’ll have a fair chance to prove his abilities.

CBS Sports | Ernie Palladino: Greg Bird struggling has been the lone negative about this season so far. Though he’s not the only one who’s struggled, he’s the only Yankee who hasn’t not struggled either. The team officially placed him on the disabled list Tuesday, which hints that he’s been off because he hasn’t been right. If he can get himself healed up and back to swinging the bat well, MLB needs to watch out for the Yankees.

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I wonder why does Holliday get that emoji. Do you think he’s stern with the younger Yankees?

Lastly, May the Fourth be with you all today.