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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/8/19

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Hal says “never say never” on Machado or Harper; Britton shakes up his first name; Derek Jeter wanted quite the haul from Yanks for Realmuto.

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Anthony Rieber | Newsday: After Aaron Boone said the Yankees were done adding pieces before spring training starts, Hal Steinbrenner said “I don’t think it’s ever done,” when it comes to building the roster. Steinbrenner said he would consider any proposal that is brought to his desk. So, if I could get access to his office, I have a proposal or three.

Dayn Perry | CBS Sports: In a humorous announcement via Twitter, Yankees reliever Zack Britton made it known that his name is actually spelled with a K rather than an H, and that people have been mixing that up for years. Why Britton wouldn’t make that correction years ago is a mystery, but apparently we all need to get out of the habit of spelling it “Zach.”

Anthony Barstow | New York Post: Marlins catcher J.T. Realmuto was finally traded on Thursday, going to Philadelphia for a haul that actually feels like a decent deal for the Marlins. It was later reported that when the Yankees were working on the potential three-way trade with Miami that would have sent Noah Syndergaard to the Yanks, the Marlins asked for Miguel Andujar and Gary Sanchez. Shoot your shot, right?