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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/8/18

Scott Boras doesn’t believe that Yankees aren’t interested in Bryce Harper; Gary Sanchez will undergo shoulder surgery; Brian Cashman reveals what Chris Sale trade would have cost; Cashman leave subtle hint that he’s interested in Corbin

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New York Daily News | Wallace Matthews: Bryce Harper is a free agent. You’ll probably be reminded of this fact a lot this offseason. At least until a team signs him. The White Sox have been rumored to be interested in his services. The Yankees have been rumored not to be interested in his service. Scott Boras is not buying it. Boras bor-lieves that the Yankees are playing possum, much like they did with Mark Teixeira in 2009. He’s not exactly wrong, but we’ll just have to wait and see.

The New York Times | Billy Witz: Everything is fine here. No need to panic. Gary Sanchez is just having surgery on his non-throwing arm. No biggie. Actually, as Tyler wrote about yesterday, Brian Cashman stated that the Kraken has been dealing with this issue since 2017. They had been attempting to deal with this with cortisone shots, but after Gary complained of irritation during his workout, they decided to go with the surgery. The good news is that the recovery time is three months, so Gary will be ready for opening day. See? No need to worry at all. | Bryan Hoch: Speaking of Brian Cashman, he was at the GM Meetings this week, doing GM things I assume. He could have just been hanging out and catching some sun. Who knows. In any case, Cashman was asked to reflect on not trading for Chris Sale back in 2016. The Yankees’ GM revealed that Luis Severino, Gary Sanchez, and at least two other prospects were the White Sox asking price. Would you say that this was too high a price to pay? Let us know in the comments.

New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Speaking of Brian Cashman, a statement you’ll often be hearing during the offseason, he may have dropped an inadvertent clue as to his intention of trading for Patrick Corbin. When discussing JA Happ, Cashman mentioned that he was having a discussion with John Courtright. However, Courtright is not Happ’s agent. He represents, wait for it, Patrick Corbin. The clues are all there, folks.