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

An in-depth look at where the team stands now that the offseason is underway; Could Dallas Keuchel be a good fit?; David Robertson could end up signing with the Red Sox; Joe Girardi not sure the Yankees can afford Manny Machado.

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MLB Trade Rumors | Steve Adams: A complete breakdown of all of the Yankees’ guaranteed contracts, arbitration-eligible players, non-tender candidates, and free agents. Adams takes a deep dive into all of the areas where the team stands to improve, and the possible free agents who could be a good fit.

SNY | Chris Carelli: Dallas Keuchel is one arm that the Yankees could consider adding to their rotation. Pros: left-handed groundball pitcher; Cons: isn’t as good as he used to be, far from best available option. At the end of the day, signing Keuchel might only make sense for the Bombers if they miss out on Patrick Corbin and James Paxton.

NESN | Marcus Kwesi O’Mard: As we previously noted, it’s been a bit of a strange offseason for David Robertson so far. According to Bryan Hoch, D-Rob made it clear that he would like to pitch for a team near his home in Rhode Island. That would indicate that he’s narrowed his options to the Red Sox, Yankees, Mets, or Phillies. Since Boston will likely be looking for bullpen help, there’s a chance that he ends up pitching for the enemy. | Brendan Kuty: Former Yankees skipper Joe Girardi offered up some opinions while signing autographs yesterday morning. When asked about Manny Machado and whether he thinks his old team will sign him, Girardi said that this is a strong free agent class, and thought that money could prevent the Yankees from making a deal. That could very well be true.