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Around the Empire: Yankees news 9/7/18

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Luke Voit is the best bat of the trade deadline; Lessons from the A’s series; Would the Yankees skip Sevy in the Wild Card Game?; Didi scheduled to be activated today; Andrew McCutcheon’s lost luggage

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FanGraphs | Jay Jaffe: Across the league, Luke Voit has been the most impactful bat to move at the deadline. His 185 wRC+ in August and September is good enough for seventh in the majors, and it would appear that the Yankees have filled their first base void, if even temporarily.

ESPN | Coley Harvey: There are lessons to be learned in failure. According to Harvey, there are exactly five lessons to be learned from the Yankees’ failure in Oakland this week. Gary Sanchez’s DL stint didn’t turn him into Pudge Rodriguez behind the dish. Oakland’s offense is the real deal. Luke Voit’s bat is hot. The Yankees can’t seem to score in the early innings of a game. Finally, Luis Severino’s poor performances could be jeopardizing his role as Wild Card game starter.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Speaking of Luis Severino, the righty’s continued ineffectiveness is beginning to raise serious concerns about his potential ability to perform in the AL Wild Card game. Aaron Boone hasn’t actually said anything serious about his Wild Card starter. But, it’s only September 7th, why would he? Still, it could be worthwhile to go all-in on #bullpenning for the one-game playoff.

New York Post | George A. King III: Everyone’s favorite baseball knight, and the greatest Dutchman since Rembrandt, should be coming off the disabled list today. Sir Didi has been sidelined with a bruised left heel since August 21st.

Cut4 | Matt Monagan: Andrew McCutchen’s luggage was lost somewhere between Oakland and Seattle. As such, Cutch did not have the most thrilling Thursday. Instead of enjoying a nice cup of Seattle coffee or taking the Frasier tour, the former-MVP hung out, robed, and seemingly without clothes in his hotel room. That is until his sister reminded him he could just wear what he wore Wednesday night. At this time, sources have not confirmed whether or not Cutch’s day improved after leaving the hotel room.