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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/8/18

Bringing Frazier back makes sense; NYY should embrace two rookie infielders; Which teams need Darvish or Arrieta

Today - Season 66 Photo by: Nathan Congleton/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images | Anthony Castrovince: If you’re thinking “wow, I haven’t paid attention to the offseason that much this year, I have no idea where any of the free agents have gone!” don’t be upset. It’s not that you’re a bad baseball fan, it’s that this is a bad baseball offseason. None of the big free agents have signed anywhere, except Carlos Santana, but here’s a look at the best fits for some of the biggest free agents. A reunion for Todd Frazier and the Yankees could just make sense.

FanRag Sports | Gary Phillips: A few days ago, Dan Martin of the New York Post talked about how Brian Cashman is ready to roll with two rookies at second and third base. Cashman is still looking for at least one veteran for one of the spots, but will only do so at his price. Otherwise, he’s willing to roll the dice with Gleyber Torres and Miguel Andujar. This piece talks about how Cashman should fully embrace that possibility seeing how much success they had with the same strategy last year. | Phil Rogers: We already talked about how the offseason has been quiet this year, at least for free agency. Giancarlo Stanton becoming a Yankee (I will always work that in at least once!) is still the most exciting news of the offseason. Yu Darvish and Jake Arrieta are still available and here are seven potential landing spots that make sense for the players and potential teams. The Yankees don’t make the cut because it’d be a case of the “rich getting richer,” even though they’re looking for starting pitching.