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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 12/6/18

St. Louis Cardinals trade for Paul Goldschmidt; Red Sox nearing deal with Nathan Eovaldi; Boone not just looking at Manny Machado’s hustle

Atlanta Braves v Arizona Diamondbacks
I love you, bat. I shall take you with me and we shall dance under the arch.
Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images | Jenifer Langosch: There were some rumors in the offseason that the Yankees might be interested in Paul Goldschmidt, the Diamondbacks franchise first baseman. Welp, time to put those rumors to bed. The St. Louis Cardinals traded Carson Kelly, Luke Weaver, Andy Young, a 6th round compensation pick, and a slice of St. Louis style pizza for America’s First Baseman. Sorry to all the Yankee fans out there that were hoping for him. | Ian Browne: With Patrick Corbin headed to the Nationals, the Yankees will have to look elsewhere for another starting pitcher. Nathan Eovaldi was rumored to be one potential target, but it seems that chance may slip away. The Red Sox are rumored to be close to a deal for Nasty Nate, as he most certainly impressed them during his brief tenure last season. If Eovaldi does head back to Beantown, that’s another name to cross off the list.

New York Post | George A. King III: There’s also the whole “sign Manny Machado” thing going on. Personally, I think they should, but I am also one who doesn’t give a flying bunt about hustling. It’s not too high on Aaron Boone’s list of make-or-breaks as well, as he discussed with Michael Kay yesterday. Boone has more of a closer look at players behind the scenes than fans do, and rightfully so. Either way, we’ll see what the Yankees do.