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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/10/20

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See you in February; Checking in on Yankee prospects; Whitey Ford dead at 91;

Division Series - Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees - Game Four Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images

CBC | Bernie Wilson: The Yankees took the Rays to the very brink of the ALDS, but in the end, just couldn’t get the one hit they needed. The Rays will advance to the ALCS to face the Astros, and the Yankees will have a long winter to wonder about what could have been, and what needs to happen next, starting with the free agencies of DJ LeMahieu and Masahiro Tanaka.

FanGraphs | Eric Longenhagen: No matter what’s happening on the field, player development never stops. Several Yankee prospects had roller coaster years in 2020, beginning with top pitching arms Deivi García and Clarke Schmidt. Eric breaks down some other high-and-lowlights of the farm system.

TSN: One of the all time Yankee legends passed away on Friday morning, as Whitey Ford died in his home, surrounded by family, after watching the Yankees game four win. The onetime Yankee lefty was 91 years old, and one of the last links to perhaps the greatest sports dynasty of all time. Ford was a piece of the history not just of baseball but the country itself, and our hearts go out to his loved ones.