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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 9/11/21

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The Yankees are beginning to look like the 2007 Mets; Why Adam Warren hasn’t gotten a shot yet; Yankees reinstate Michael King from injured list.

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New York Post | Ken Davidoff: Here’s an unpleasant parallel: the 2021 Yankees and the 2007 Mets. Those Mets authored one of the most famous September collapses of recent vintage, blowing a seven-game September lead. Much like these Yankees, the Mets saw their pitching crumble down the stretch, posting an ERA over five for the final month. The Yankees’ pitching staff has taken on water due to injuries, but hopefully, they can right the ship as some players come off the IL, and avoid the fate that befell the Mets.

NJ.com | Randy Miller: Miller wonders why the Yankees have passed on giving an opportunity to Adam Warren, instead trotting out the likes of Brooks Kriske and Nick Nelson. The 33-year-old Warren has had a solid season at Triple-A, maintaining a 2.82 ERA across 51 innings. The fact that he hasn’t gotten a look yet may just come down to 40-man roster considerations.

MLB Trade Rumors | Anthony Franco: The Yankees continued to shift their roster around, designating Sal Romano for assignment and reinstating Michael King from the 60-day IL. This could provide a small boost to a sagging roster, as King looked somewhat interesting during his time at the big league level earlier this year. The 26-year-old managed a 114 ERA+ across 48.1 innings while flitting between roles. That kind of production would certainly be of help given the state of the team’s staff.

MLB.com | Bryan Hoch: Aaron Boone explained Giancarlo Stanton’s absence from last night’s lineup, stating that he preferred to have Stanton out in the field for two of the team’s three games in Queens. Stanton should be in the lineup for the final two matchups of the set. Also, Boone sounded optimistic that Gerrit Cole would be back on the mound against Baltimore next week. Cole will throw a bullpen today, after which the Yankees will know more about his status.