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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/4/18

Yankees expected to be active at GM meetings; Corey Kluber a “perfect fit” for Yankees; dreaming up a Madison Bumgarner trade; nostalgia for the Unsatisfiable Yankees Fans

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Newsday | Erik Boland: Major League Baseball’s General Manager Meetings begin tomorrow in Carlsbad, California. While these typically don’t have the same level of hot stove action as the Winter Meetings, expect a flurry of rumors. The Yankees figure to have an eventful winter, and the seeds will get planted here.

New York Daily News | Wallace Matthews: When news broke yesterday that the Cleveland Indians would listen to offers on their veteran players, Yankees fans shifted their collective attention to Corey Kluber. They did so for good reason, too. The ace right-hander has a shockingly affordable contract and remains among the game’s top pitchers. The Bombers, meanwhile, have a need in the rotation and some quality trade chips. Matthews finds the Yankees and Kluber a “perfect fit.”

SNY | John Harper: From one ace to another, let’s dream up a scenario where the Yankees trade for Madison Bumgarner. When the Giants get their front office in order, they can expect plenty of calls on the left-hander. Harper hears that they would need to be blown away to move the southpaw, relaying a hypothetical package of “Miguel Andujar, Justus Sheffield, Estevan Florial, and another pitching prospect.”

New York Post | Mike Vaccaro: The Yankees won 100 games in 2018. You wouldn’t know it from the conversations that followed the team’s postseason departure. Those discontent rumblings will grow louder with each move the Yankees make, or avoid, this winter. Yankees fans will always demand excellence. “May it always be so,” writes Vaccaro.