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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/23/18

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Brian Cashman holding offseason meetings; Joe Girardi waiting for a job in Chicago?; Chien-Ming Wang documentary coming soon

New York Yankees Introduce Aaron Boone As Manager Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images

MLB | Bryan Hoch: Brian Cashman is holding the annual professional scout meetings this week at Yankee Stadium. Over the course of three days, Cash and his staff will evaluate their current roster and develop their offseason plan. Starting pitching has been the major talking point this offseason amongst the fans, but the Yankees have big decisions to make all over the diamond. For example, the Yankees don’t have one locked down position in the infield right now. Yes, Gleyber Torres will be there, but at what position? Will Miguel Andujar stick around? Are they really going with Luke Voit/Greg Bird at first with Paul Goldschmidt on the market?

NJ.com | Mike Rosenstein: It seems increasingly unlikely that Joe Girardi will manage a Major League ball club in 2019. The former-Yankee Manager withdrew himself from consideration for the Reds’ managerial opening last Friday, despite reports that he was the team’s top choice. Both Rick Renteria of the White Sox and Joe Maddon of the Cubs will be entering the final years of their respective contracts in 2019. It’s rumored that Girardi, a Northwestern alumnus, might be waiting for one or both of those jobs to become available.

NY Post | Ken Davidoff: What happened to Chien-Ming Wang is such a shame. He had such an effortless delivery, great stuff, and prevented the long ball like few pitchers in Yankee Stadium ever could. Yet, his career was essentially over at the age of 28 because of an injury sustained while running the bases. Wang actually bounced around professional baseball until 2016, and a newly-released documentary, Late Life: The Chien-Ming Wang Story, is the story of Wang’s career during its waning days.