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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/13/18

Ohtani wins ROY; Much ado about Machado; Yanks buying back YES

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Andujar was left in the dust in voting.....GET IT?!
Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports | Bryan Hoch: Miguel Andujar? More like Miguel AndWHOar! That’s what voters were 100% saying when voting for the American League Rookie of the Year. Shohei Ohtani (137 points, 25 of 30 possible first-place votes) ran away with the award. Andujar (89 points, five first-place votes) and Gleyber Torres (25 points) followed him. While some Yankees fans are understandably upset for Andujar, it’s not like he was robbed as Ohtani was definitely deserving. I’m still more mad about Michael Fulmer in 2016 over Gary Sanchez.

Hardball Talk | Craig Calcaterra: As we seemingly hear every year now, the Yankees are both in and out on big time free agents. Hal Steinbrenner finally got to put up his “under the luxury tax” banner this year, but who knows if he’ll be greedy and go for the repeat. However, Jayson Stark of The Athletic is reporting that the team is doing “extensive” due diligence on Manny Machado. While teams do background work on all available players, this seems to be more than the normal, so the interest is definitely there...unless it isn’t.

Bloomberg | Scott Soshnick: The Yankees are officially buyers this winter, though not in the way us Yankees fans were hoping. Back in June, it was reported that the Yankees would look to buy back the YES Network in the event that Fox sold it off as part of the whole Disney-taking-over-the-world-acquisition thing. While there’s no official statement from anyone as discussions are still going on, the team has supposedly told both Disney and Fox of its desire and intention to re-acquire the network at “fair-market value.”

In non-Yankees news, Stan Lee passed away yesterday at the age of 95. His impact on the world and pop culture today cannot be overstated. Thank you. Rest in peace, good sir. ‘Nuff said.