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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/12/19

Judge’s payday not here quite yet; Hicks feeling good; Yankees’ players talk analytics; Betances’ velocity nothing to worry about yet

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USA Today | Bob Nightengale: Aaron Judge is a legitimate superstar, but he isn’t paid like one. Judge is set to make just under $700,000 this season, far less than what he’s worth. He’ll be able to negotiate his salary through arbitration beginning next season, which beg the questions: “Would Aaron Judge take an extension,” and “How much would it cost?” | Brendan Kuty: Aaron Hicks felt good on Sunday after running, playing catch, and swinging from both sides of the plate. This is a definite good sign for Hicks who has been out since March 2nd with a back issue. He could be back in games before the week is done.

New York Times | James Wagner: The Yankees have quietly become one of the most analytically-driven teams in the league, but not all of the players have bought in on the hype. Wagner lets a handful of Yankees describe the statistics they follow and/or care about.

Newsday | Kristie Ackert: It’s no secret that Dellin Betances’ velocity is down right now, but it’s probably nothing to worry about at the moment. Betances is a slow starter, and by his own words, he won’t be at full velocity until May.