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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 12/29/18

Latest rumors surrounding David Robertson and Sonny Gray; rotations becoming increasingly lefty-heavy; celebrating the anniversary of Babe Ruth’s trade to the Yankees.

Divisional Round - Boston Red Sox v New York Yankees - Game Four Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images Some new rumors on free agent reliever David Robertson and disgruntled Yankees starter Sonny Gray came out yesterday morning. A new suitor has emerged for Robertson in the form of the Los Angeles Angels. While Robertson would prefer to stay on the east coast, the Angels would offer him a chance to serve as closer, and who could say no to west coast weather? As for Gray, the Milwaukee Brewers remain interested in the 29-year-old righty, while the Cincinnati Reds have moved on.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: The Yankees added or re-signed three starters this winter, and all are left-handed. Some of the other top rotations in the game, such as the ones in Boston, Los Angeles and Chicago, have more lefty starters than righty. Is there something behind this growing trend, or is it just a coincidence?

SNY: The Yankees celebrated an impactful anniversary earlier this week. The team acquired Babe Ruth from the Boston Red Sox 99 years ago this week, on December 26, 1919. The Yankees flat-out bought Ruth from the Red Sox for $100,000, and the course of baseball history was changed forever. Could you imagine how different baseball would have been had Ruth remained a pitcher, or hadn’t been traded to the Yankees?