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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 10/23/20

Frazier, Urshela named Gold Glove finalists; Jasson Dominguez trying to block out the hype; if Yanks want Bauer, they’ll have to pay big money.

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Newsday | Erik Boland: The Gold Glove Award finalists have been announced, and a pair of Yankees are in position to win in 2020. One of them, Gio Urshela, isn’t exactly a stalwart in the advanced data department when it comes to his defense, but his season was loaded with highlight-reel worthy plays, including some dandies in the postseason. Meanwhile, Clint Frazier’s nomination is the continuation of one of the most remarkable defensive turnarounds in recent memory.

Forbes | Mike Mazzeo: Jasson Dominguez is by far the Yankees’ most exciting prospect right now, but the 17-year-old is trying to block out the praise that has some calling him the switch-hitting Mike Trout. Dominguez is currently spending his time working on his craft to try and not just match his otherwordly expectations, but to exceed them. That sure would be fun to see. | Mike Rosenstein: Trevor Bauer will be one of the most sought-after pitchers in free agency this winter, and the Yankees are in clear need of another quality arm, as the ALDS highlighted. If they want to go for Bauer, some speculate that the righty will command a deal similar to what Stephen Strasburg got from the Nationals this past offseason. However, Bauer has also said he wants to stick with one-year deals, so it will be interesting to see how things shake out. Right now, I’m not holding my breath on the Yankees spending big money.