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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/14/19

Yankees fan creates GoFundMe to help Hal pay for Machado; Yanks may be out on him and Harper; Stanton most likely to still don pinstripes in 2025; Jeter and Miami were interested in LeMahieu; Could the Yanks trade Andujar for a starting pitcher?

Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images | Brendan Kuty: Yankees fan Joshua Anderson created a GoFundMe account to help Hal Steinbrenner pay for Manny Machado. His stated goal is to raise $300 million, but since this is largely a symbolic gesture to give fans a platform and rallying point to voice their frustrations over the way Hal is running the team, Anderson intends to donate all proceeds to the Coalition for the Homeless of New York City. Just think, if we each donate just $5, we can send a powerful message to the Yankees and simultaneously help some people in need.

CBS Sports | Katherine Acquavella and Dayn Perry: CBS relays Buster Olney’s opinion from behind the ESPN Insider paywall, that the Yankees are likely out on Machado, and that according to Bob Nightengale, the Phillies are now the favorites to land Bryce Harper. Meanwhile, Chris Landers at MLB Cut4 questions whether the Yankees are even the Yankees anymore if they don’t sign Harper or Machado. Good question, Chris. | Will Leitch: Leitch picks one player from each MLB team that is likely to still be with his current club in 2025. For the Yankees, he picked Giancarlo Stanton.

Newsday | Anthony Rieber: Rieber ponders the Yankees’ end game for this offseason, wondering whether the DJ LeMahieu signing could precede a trade that sends Miguel Andujar away in exchange for a starting pitcher.

New York Post | Ted Holmlund: Holmlund reports that Derek Jeter and the Marlins were interested in DJ LeMahieu. Sorry, Jeets. Speaking of the 2009 World Series champions, Alex Rodriguez dusted off his ring to show it off at Sunday brunch: