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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 7/30/17

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The Yankees are close to potentially acquiring Sonny Gray; Jorge Mateo could soon be traded; Sonny Gray is Plan A but the Yankees have some Plan Bs in mind; Tim Raines will join the Hall of Fame today

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at New York Yankees
I hope we get Gray today!
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FanRag Sports | Jon Heyman: It’s coming down to the wire, folks. As Tanya wrote about yesterday, Zach Littell was pulled from his scheduled start in Double-A Trenton yesterday. It is believed that the Athletics are no longer asking for Gleyber Torres or Clint Frazier, whom the Yankees seem intent on keeping no matter what. The A’s sights might be locked on Littell and other pieces like Florial and Matio. We shall see. Hopefully, we shall see very soon.

New York Post | Mark Sanchez: Jorge Mateo, one of the rumored trade pieces for Sonny Gray, has been fantastic since joining Double-A Trenton. Mateo knows that his name has been thrown around as a potential trade piece recently. He is doing his best to not let that get in the way of his performance. The A’s have been scouting the Yankees’ system and it’d be hard not to like what they see from him. Mateo is hopeful that one day his family will get to watch him play in the majors. We’ll see if it’s on the Yankees or another team.

FanRag Sports | Jon Heyman: Sonny Gray is Plan A. Brian Cashman has a few Plan B’s up his sleeve to help the rotation. In case the Yankees cannot come to an agreement with the A’s, they have three other pitchers in mind to help out. Yu Darvish of the Rangers, Lance Lynn of the Cardinals, and Jaime Garcia of the Twins. The Rangers might want too much for a rental of Darvish and the Twins just traded for Garcia not too long ago. Lance Lynn might make a solid Plan B, but again, we shall see. DO SOMETHING ALREADY, YANKEES.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Today, Tim Raines will finally be joining other baseball legends in the Baseball Hall of Fame. The Rock played for the Yankees from 1996 to 1998, otherwise known as pretty good years for the Yankees. What he did on the field was important, but the wisdom and knowledge and lessons learned he helped pass onto the next generation of Yankees speaks volumes. Read this and see what some players said about Raines. Congrats on your well-deserved Hall of Fame entry.

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