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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/30/20

An excerpt from a book on Billy Martin sheds light on his time as Yankees manager; ranking the potential Yankees’ blockbuster moves; former Yankees receive Hall of Fame votes.

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New York Daily News | Dale Tafoya: In an excerpt from a new book on the famous Yankees manager, here’s a passage on Billy Martin and his often-tumultuous stint in the dugout in New York. His battles with the likes of Reggie Jackson and George Steinbrenner were legendary and often played out in public. However, this sheds some further light on his first stint as the Yankees’ manager, from 1975 though the first half of 1978. Spoiler alert: it was pretty chaotic. | Joe Giglio: There’s a number of high-profile moves that the Yankees have been at least tangentially connected to this offseason, such as trading for Francisco Lindor, signing Trevor Bauer, and others. Here’s a look at some of them, and a ranking of which ones could potentially be the most worth it for the Yankees to do. From blockbuster trades to signing the biggest names on the market, the Yankees have some options if they want to make a big splash this winter.

FanGraphs | David Laurila: We’re starting to see some Hall of Fame voters release their ballots for this year’s class. Here’s another where the voter’s process is explained, and a few former Yankees made the cut. One of them, Roger Clemens, isn’t really off the wall, but it also includes two who you might not expect.