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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/31/18

Does David Price make sense for the Yankees; there are plenty of options to consider in free agency; a pair of potential targets had their options picked up; the 2018 Red Sox vs. 1998 Yankees comparisons have begun.

Yankees fan cheers his team on Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images | Lou DiPietro: Should he decide to opt out of his contract, David Price will become one of the more intriguing pitching names on the market. That’s even more so the case after his performance in his last couple of playoff starts. So, should the Yankees take a look at him? Okay look, don’t shoot the messenger here, I’m just providing a link to the article. | Pete Caldera: Manny Machado and Bryce Harper are the headliners of this free agent class, and have long been connected to the Yankees. However, there are intriguing names for the Yankees consider all across the free agent map. That includes pitching names like Patrick Corbin and Nathan Eovaldi, and 2018 Yankees like J.A. Happ and David Robertson. | Mike Rosenstein: In other, less controversial, possible Yankee acquisition news, Paul Goldschmidt and Madison Bumgarner had their options picks up by their respective teams. We now know what it would cost money-wise if the Yankees were to make a run at them this winter. | John Perrotto: As much as it pains to admit, the Red Sox just put up a season that is going to be mentioned in the same breath as the ‘98 Yankees. Most people reading would still go with the ‘98 Yankees, but you better get used to comparisons being made. At least the Red Sox now have an actual season to compare, as opposed to a hypothetical one.