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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/28/18

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MLB Pipeline has six Yankees on their top 100 prospects of 2018 list; Gleyber Torres may not be called up until after April 14th; A-Rod discusses Giancarlo Stanton’s effect on the clubhouse/roster; Trevor Hoffman talks about Mariano Rivera

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Find someone that looks at you the way Giancarlo Stanton looks at the right field porch at Yankee Stadium
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MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Tis the season to rate prospects. We recently got a look at Baseball America’s top 100 prospect list, as well as Keith Law’s top 100 prospect list. Yesterday, MLB Pipeline gave us a look at their top 100 prospects of 2018 and things are still looking good for the Yankees. Gleyber Torres is still our very bestest Baby Bomber, coming in at #5 on the list. Estevan Florial, Justus Sheffield, Miguel Andujar, Albert Abreu, and Chance Adams also made it on. You can find out what position by clicking the link.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Gleyber, who is good, will most likely play second base for the Yankees this year. When he fully takes over the position could depend on how healthy he is out of spring training. It will probably depend more on if the Yankees want an extra year of control. If they do, Gleyber may not be called up until after April 14th. If they don’t, we’ll probably see him on Opening Day.

New York Daily News | Mike Mazzeo: Alex Rodriguez talks about the potential effects and ramifications that Giancarlo Stanton being on the roster could have. What are they? I don’t know. Look, I’ll level with you here. I just really needed a brief something about Giancarlo Stanton so that I could have an excuse to use this photo I found of him in the photo editor before Shah or anyone else could. That’s the only real reason this is linked here. A-Rod talks about other stuff, which is neat. Look at Giancarlo though. Damn!

New York Post | Dan Martin: The Hall of Fame class of 2018 was recently announce. Trevor Hoffman, the closer with the second most saves in MLB history, will be heading to Cooperstown. It’s a good sign that, shockingly, Mariano Rivera will be headed there in 2019 as well. Hoffman stated that he could not imagine the pressure that Mo went through being in the NY spotlight. Hoffman had nothing but admiration and respect for Mo and said that he’ll be a first ballot entry.