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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/16/19

Gonzalez eager for chance; Red Sox add even more pressure; Update on some top prospects

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New York Post | Mark W. Sanchez: Gio Gonzalez is itching to make his way up to the Yankees. After a disastrous debut for the Triple-A RailRiders, Gonzalez has found his form and is eager to help the only team who gave him an opportunity this past winter. Gonzalez pitched extremely well after being traded to the Brewers but still had a “miserable” winter. He says that teams should know who he is as a pitcher and that his results back him up, even if the analytics may not.

New York Daily News | Kristie Ackert: The Red Sox come into town today for the first time this season. They last met in the 2018 ALDS, and the way they’re playing, neither team looks like they deserve to be back there. We’ve all heard about how playing in New York is a different animal, but that beast evolves when the Boston team comes into town. James Paxton will be looking to try and get his season on track with the added pressure of facing the Red Sox. Good luck.

SNY | Chris Carelli: The Yankees’ farm system isn’t quite what it used to be a few years ago. However, that’s only because they’ve graduated a lot of their top prospects to real major league players, so it’s not a bad thing. Still, there are some players in the system that are worth keeping an eye on, and this piece gives a quick update into the top prospects in the system today.