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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/11/19

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Yankees to lay groundwork for pitching moves at GM meetings?; one reliever the Yankees attempted to acquire back at the trade deadline; Todd Frazier’s turkey fiasco.

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New York Post | Dan Martin: The Yankees might not make any big moves during the upcoming general manager meetings, but they could lay down the groundwork for any deals they do make. The meetings may also be key if the Yankees want to make any major pitching moves. Last year, the Yankees had traded for or re-signed all three pitchers they acquired going into 2019 by mid-December. At the very least, the GM meetings could tell us something about the Yankees’ intentions regarding Gerrit Cole or Stephen Strasburg.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: On the day of the trade deadline this past season, the Yankees were quiet and did not end up making any moves. However, we do now know of at least one trade the Yankees were attempting at that time. It has been reported that they were in talks with the Orioles about reliever Mychal Givens, but nothing ended up getting done on that front. That wouldn’t have been a move that would have quenched the thirst of people hoping for a new starter, but it at least would’ve given the Yankees another decent bullpen option.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: It was a bit of a slow news day, so let’s talk about turkey. Yankees legend Todd Frazier’s Toms River home (did you hear he was from Toms River? This isn’t widely known) has been overrun by turkeys lately and he is not happy about it. He says they’ve messed up his property and coming close to harming his family. None of that sounds fun, but the turkeys can never take away the picture of him as a little leaguer on the field with Derek Jeter.