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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 6/25/19

Marcus Stroman talks pitching in the Bronx; Yankees top catching prospect is one to watch; the Joe DiMaggio of Old-Timers’ Day; another home run record on the horizon; listen to me talk!

MLB: Kansas City Royals at Toronto Blue Jays John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports | Bill Ladson: Marcus Stroman is one of the most talked-about trade possibilities this year, as the right hander boasts a 3.04 ERA, 58% groundball rate, and more than a year of control left. Stroman is a native of the New York area, and seems to relish the chance to pitch under the bright lights of Yankee Stadium: “I love the spotlight. The bigger the moment, that’s what I kind of wanted it to be.” | Brendan Kuty: Last year’s first-round pick Anthony Seigler is approaching his one-year anniversary of professional baseball. He was selected 23rd overall out Cartersville High School in 2018. He’s backstopping in Low-A Charleston and has caught the attention of his manager Julio Mosquera, a former major league catcher in his own right.

New York Post | Greg Joyce: Don Mongitore is 71 years old, and has made it to 63 straight Old-Timer’ Days. What started as a father-son day trip has become a tradition spanning nearly the entire history of post-war Yankeedom. It is really quite something to think of all the history folks like Don have seen played out on a field.

CBS Sports | Katherine Acquavella: As I learned yesterday, there is a saying in baseball that a power-heavy team “isn’t the 1941 Yankees”. Well the 1941 Yankees aren’t the 2019 Yankees, who broke a franchise record with 26 straight games clubbing a home run. It may be the way of baseball in this era, but the top-to-bottom power the Yankees boast is still an awful lot of fun.

SB Nation Radio: Lastly, in part 185 in my Shameless Self Promotion series, I appeared on SB Nation Radio yesterday to talk the Yankees in London, home-run rates, and the Rays’ prospect capital. Check it out!