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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/1/20

Some questions the Yankees need to answer before spring training; A recap of the offseason so far and key dates to look forward to in 2020; Two Yankees teams make it into the top 10 New York teams of the decade.

New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles Photo by G Fiume/Getty Images | Randy Miller: Pitchers and catchers report to spring training in about six weeks, and the Yankees have plenty of questions to answer in the meantime. Will J.A. Happ still be on the team? Are the Bombers really going to roll with Kyle Higashioka as the backup catcher? Not to mention that MLB still hasn’t made an announcement about Domingo German. | Bryan Hoch: Now that they have Gerrit Cole, Hal Steinbrenner thinks the pitcher will change the Yankees’ postseason outcome. Hoch takes a look at what the team has done over the offseason so far, what is left to do, and goes over key dates to look forward to in 2020.

New York Post | Peter Botte: Two Yankees teams make it onto this list of the top 10 New York sports teams of the decade. If you guessed 2017 and 2019, you’re right, but which team was the better team?