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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/20/19

Machado saga is over; Judge is ready to go; John Sterling still going strong; Posada taking his talents to South Beach.

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CBS Sports | R.J. Anderson: The Manny Machado saga came to an end yesterday when it was reported that he signed a 10-year deal with the Padres. In the aftermath, it also came out that like they did with Patrick Corbin, the Yankees never made an official offer. Whether you are happy or annoyed at the Yankees passing on Machado, at least it’s over. At least until the regular season starts, and we see what Machado, Miguel Andujar, Troy Tulowitzki and/or DJ LeMahieu do, at which point we can re-litigate everything over again.

ESPN | Coley Harvey: In unimpeachably good news, Aaron Judge is healthy. After having to spend the 2017-18 offseason getting healthy due to shoulder issues he dealt with down the stretch of the 2017 season. This year, he’s been able to use the offseason to work on his game. Hopefully that means more good things for him in the 2019 season.

Newsday | Neil Best: John Sterling often divides opinions of Yankees fans. One of the main reasons for the negativity towards his game calling abilities is his slipups in misjudging plays in the field, mainly fly balls. However, due to an eye surgery ahead of the 2018 season, Sterling says he’s found calling games much easier. Hopefully that does lead to improvements, because despite all Sterling’s detractors, he doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon.

New York Post | Kevin Kernan: It’s not shocking that Derek Jeter would eventually turn to his old Yankees teammates to help out with the Marlins. It’s also not shocking that Jorge Posada would be one of the people he called. The Yankee legend accepted a role with Miami and is with the Marlins in spring training, talking to young players amongst other things. Hopefully Gerald Williams is next on Jeter’s list.