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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/12/18

Patrick Corbin connected to the Yanks (again); D-Rob would ‘like’ to stay in pinstripes; the Yankees have several extension candidates; plenty of money to spend this offseason

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Fancred Sports | Jon Heyman: According to Heyman’s sources, the Yankees are expecting to pursue Patrick Corbin this offseason. The Yankees have been connected to Corbin all season long, and those rumors aren’t likely to go away until he signs with a team. Corbin switched up his pitch usage in 2018, throwing primarily sliders and sinkers, and it worked. Corbin had by far the best season of his career and posted 6.3 fWAR. He’d make a fine addition to the Yankee rotation. | Brendan Kuty: David Robertson is headed to free agency, but would like to return to the Yankees. D-Rob has been an excellent Yankee in both of his stints with the club, but he’s bound to get other offers from around the league. There wasn’t really a drop off in Robertson’s stats this season, but he will be 34 next April.

NY Post | Joel Sherman: Didi Gregorius, Aaron Hicks, and Dellin Betances are all set to hit free agency next offseason, so the Yankees could start talking extensions soon. Gregorius is a no-brainer and should have already received one, in my opinion. Sherman sees 5 years, $70 million as the starting point for Didi. Jean Segura got the same deal in 2017, but Didi wouldn’t be off the mark to look for a higher dollar amount. Since 2015, Didi has been a slightly better player in terms of fWAR and hits for much more power.

FanGraphs | Craig Edwards: The Yankees had a pretty good season on the field and in the accounting department. Staying under the luxury tax this season allowed them to increase profits while simultaneously cutting costs. With $40+ million coming off the books this offseason, the Yankees are primed to spend and spend big. To put it into perspective, the Yankees could sign Manny Machado, Patrick Corbin, and Clayton Kershaw this offseason and pay the same amount in payroll and taxes as they did during the 2015 and 2016 seasons. Here’s hoping they follow through and reinvest what they saved this past season.