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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 1/16/20

Who will become Red Sox manager with Alex Cora out?; MLB not investigating the Yankees; Plans to rename part of East 161st Street “Jeter Street”; Teixeira thinks the Mets have to fire Carlos Beltran.

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New York Yankees v Boston Red Sox Photo by Dan Istitene - Pool/Getty Images | Joe Giglio: The MLB sign-stealing scandal is the biggest story in the game right now. The fallout will stretch far and wide, and with Alex Cora out as Red Sox manager, the Yankees’ rivals now need a new head honcho. A few names have already been speculatively floated, among them former Yankee Hensley Meulens, Boston’s bench coach Ron Roenicke, and even former Yankee manager Buck Showalter.

SNY | Scott Thompson: An old interview with Cora, originating from the Yankees’ sweep of Boston in London last summer, went viral yesterday, with Cora’s comments seemingly alluding to potential wrong-doings by Carlos Beltran while advising the Yankees. Andy Martino reports that there is nothing to see here, and that MLB is not investigating the Yankees.

New York Daily News | Sarah Valenzuela: According to a report, there are plans to rename part of East 161st street, the road heading east from Yankee Stadium, as “Jeter Street”. Apparently, the proposed street would intersect with “Rivera Avenue”. This would be just one more honor for Derek Jeter as he prepares to enter the Hall of Fame. | Brian Fonseca: A few former Yankees have been in the news recently, voicing strong opinions regarding The Banging Scheme. CC Sabathia said the 2017 Yankees were “cheated”, and former first baseman Mark Teixeira took to the airwaves to call for Carlos Beltran’s job. Beltran signed on as Mets manager in November, but was the only player named in MLB’s report on the Astros’ sign-stealing. “I don’t think the Mets have a choice”, Teixeira said. Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic (subscription required) also opined that depending on what Beltran told the Mets prior to signing, the Mets might have to move on.