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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 12/16/18

Imagining a discount for Harper; competition for Machado fallback plans; and Sterling in the Nets booth

MLB: Washington Nationals at Colorado Rockies Russell Lansford-USA TODAY Sports Bryce Harper, the top free agent on the market, very well may command the most lucrative contract in baseball history. In point of fact, MLB Trade Rumors predicts a whopping 14-year, $420 million contract for the outfielder. Could his childhood favorite team stand in the way of a record-breaking contract? Jeff Joyce, a host on MLB Network Radio, wonders what it would look like if Harper took less money to play in the Bronx. I wouldn’t count on it, but it’s sure fun to dream.

New York Post | George A. King III: If the Yankees can’t reel in Manny Machado, all evidence points them to pursuing Freddy Galvis. Unfortunately, the Bombers may have competition for the glove-first shortstop. King reports that the Pirates have strong interest in the 29-year-old. The solution to this is clear: Sign Machado and let Galvis play for Pittsburgh.

New York Daily News | Peter Sblendorio: Outside of baseball, I love the NBA. Basketball definitely slots in as my second favorite sport. So when John Sterling, baseball’s most eccentric and entertaining radio broadcaster, calls a Nets game, you have my attention. Sterling will reprise his role as Nets announcer this afternoon when Brooklyn hosts the Atlanta Hawks. It should be a good time!