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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/4/18

Aaron Boone wants ESPN to change July 8th game back to a morning game; Brian Cashman says Yankees’ have simple plan for the draft; Michael Fulmer could still be a potential trade target

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New York Post | George A. King III: Before being hired on as the manager of the New York Yankees, Aaron Boone hit a legendary dinger that sent the Red Sox home in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. After that, he went on to be a broadcaster at ESPN. Now his former job has him nettled something fierce. As mentioned in yesterday’s link dump, Boone is not happy about ESPN picking their July 8th game against the Blue Jays for the Sunday Night game. They picked it after the Yankees & Orioles announced a double header for July 8th. Read the full piece, but as of right now, “unlock it” is my new catchphrase for Boone. | Bryan Hoch: Happy MLB Draft Day everyone. As we all know, the MLB Draft is the most exciting draft in all of sports. The NBA & NFL draft can kiss my sweet sexy posterior! Brian Cashman of Brian Cashman fame said that the Yankees have a unique, but bold approach to this year’s draft. I’ll admit, his “take the best player available” is cunning and risky, but I like it. The Yankees have the 23rd pick in the first round. Stay tuned to Pinstripe Alley for all your draft coverage, and be sure to pour one out for former site manager Tanya Bondurant, who wishes she was covering the draft. Miss you, Waffles.

New York Post | Dan Martin: It’s pretty clear that Brian Cashman of the Cashman Clan will be targeting starting pitching as the trade deadline approaches. One potential target is Michael Fulmer of the Detroit Tigers. The Yankees seemed a bit interested in him before the season started. That could change, as Fulmer has had a rough start to his 2018 season. The potential is still there, which means that the price could still be high. Should be an interesting trade season.