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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/20/19

The offseason has officially started for the Yankees; Thinking way ahead to the 2020 Opening Day lineup; Adam Ottavino talks postseason struggles.

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USA Today | Bob Nightengale: The season is over. DJ LeMahieu tied up the game in the ninth and made things interesting briefly, but Aroldis Chapman promptly gave up a walk-off home run to Jose Altuve. We’re all rooting for the Nationals now, right?

New York Post | Joel Sherman: Looking ahead to 2020, the Yankees’ Opening Day lineup will be wildly different from the 2019 version. For one thing, Troy Tulowitzki retired. Didi Gregorius and Brett Gardner will be free agents. The Bombers will have to do something about Greg Bird, and it’ll be interesting to see if Miguel Andujar can put up a fight to get his starting job back. | Brendan Kuty: Heading into last night’s game, Adam Ottavino joked about how he couldn’t stay as bad as he had been in the postseason forever. He was right. He did finally turn it around in Game Six. It’s too bad he won’t get to try again in a Game Seven.