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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 5/30/20

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Mark Teixeira’s change in tune; how former Yankee Esteban Loaiza threw away nearly $44 million; who has the best throwing arm on the Bombers?

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NY Daily News | Kristie Ackert Just a couple of weeks after saying the players should accept the owners’ 50-50 revenue proposal, Mark Teixeira made an interesting U-turn in his tune in the last few hours. Speaking in ESPN’s Baseball Tonight podcast, the former Yankees first baseman stated that “this sliding pay scale deal is basically the owners saying, ‘I’m gonna pit the young players against the veterans and I’m gonna bet that the young players want to play. And I’m gonna bet the veterans are gonna say no way this is ridiculous and I’m gonna let you fight amongst each other ’til you come back to the table.’’’ This comes after he said that players should take “pennies on the dollar” on May 12.

NY Post | Dan Martin Esteban Loaiza is a former major league pitcher that spent 14 seasons on the show. He pitched with the New York Yankees in 2004 and was quite ineffective, with a 1-2 record and an 8.50 ERA in six starts. The article narrates the rise and fall of a hurler that made nearly $44 million in his career and is now at the Seattle-Tacoma Federal Detention Center, serving three years in prison for felony cocaine possession with intent to distribute.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch The league’s official website published an article on each division’s best throwing arm. On a team that has Aaron Hicks, it’s the other Aaron that gets the nod: Aaron Judge’s frequently effortless throws from right field are known to nab quite a few runners between the bases and keep most of them honest. Since breaking through in the bigs, Judge has tallied 23 outfield assists and he’s consistently around the 100 mph mark.