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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 12/10/20

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LeMahieu and Cole honored on All-MLB Team; Frazier wants LeMahieu to stick around; Frazier receives plaudits from Yankee great; “missing” Hall of Fame pitchers.

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MLB.com | Anthony Castrovince: The All-MLB Teams were revealed on Wednesday night, and a pair of Yankees got the nod. DJ LeMahieu was named to the first team as the second baseman, while Gerrit Cole was one of the five starting pitchers on the second team. This was the second year of existence of the All-MLB Teams, which are made up of 50% fan voting and 50% via a panel of experts.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Add Clint Frazier to the list of people who would like LeMahieu to return to the Yankees for next season. In a podcast interview, Frazier revealed that he spent a lot of the season shadowing and learning from the No. 3 player in AL MVP voting. The two developed a good relationship which helped Frazier’s development in 2020.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: While Frazier may want LeMahieu back in New York, there’s still a non-zero chance the outfielder might not end up back there. While trade rumors have surrounded him for several years now, at least one Yankee great thinks they should be over. Paul O’Neill said he expects Frazier to cement himself as the starting left fielder for the Yankees in 2020.

MLB.com | Mike Petriello: A trend has emerged in Hall of Fame voting in recent years. Only two pitchers born in the last 50 years have been inducted into the Hall. Of pitchers with at least 500 innings pitched, only 0.2% of pitchers born from 1971-80 have been elected. (Compare that to the 4.8% of those born from 1931-40.) While some of that may be remedied by the likes of CC Sabathia hopefully getting inducted when eligible, there are still several pitchers missing based on historical norms.