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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/22/20

Proposed restructuring of Minor League Baseball; A canceled season would have a major impact on key Yankees; A new proposal involving Texas

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CBS Sports | Katherine Acquavella: Minor League Baseball says they will accept Major League Baseball’s proposal that may cut more than 40 MiLB teams. Both sides are working on a potential deal to ensure the majority of the teams would still have baseball, with ties to MLB in a new system that has long-term viability, according to the report. The coronavirus pandemic has played a part in Minor League Baseball’s apparent shift in stance on the issue.

WFAN | Jason Keidel: A canceled MLB season would have impacts on many teams and players, especially the Yankees. The Bombers have a multitude of key players that are set to hit the free agent market after this year such as DJ LeMahieu, James Paxton, Masahiro Tanaka, and Brett Gardner.

NY Post | Joel Sherman: There have been many different plans proposed in an attempted to resume baseball. The latest plan involves games hosted in Arizona, Florida, and Texas. Florida, Texas and Arizona represent the Eastern, Central and Western time zones and more easily allow a stream of games throughout the day, when MLB could seek ways to make up for lost revenue by, among other things, trying to get more national games on the air.