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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 7/31/13

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Streeter Lecka

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Around the Internet

  • ESPN New York | AP: MLB has told the union which players they are planning to suspend and the two sides are now trying to work out as many deals as possible in order to avoid grievance hearings.
  • CBS Sports | Dayn Perry: In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Alex Rodriguez says he wants to be a role model.
  • It's About the Money | Michael Eder: The Yankees could save up to $114 million in payroll if A-Rod is banned from baseball, so what could they do with that money?
  • It's About the Money | Brad Veitrogoski: The Yankees rotation has now been very good in the month of July, so it could make sense to upgrade there as well as the lineup.
  • Fox Sports | Ken Rosenthal: Tino Martinez gives his side of the story that led him to resign from his position as hitting coach of the Marlins and it sounds like both parties were wrong.
  • The Wall Street Journal | Dan Barbarisi: John Sterling talks about how the Yankees' lack of home runs in 2013 has affected his game calling.

Quick Hits


  • Eduardo Nunez could be used at third base.
  • MLB could double the suspensions for players that don't agree to a plea bargain.
  • Biogenesis punishments will be harsher for players who lied to MLB.
  • Alex Rodriguez is still on schedule to play a rehab game on Thursday.
  • The Yankees have made a trade on July 31st 9 of the last 10 seasons.

Questions of the Day

  • If the Yankees don't make a move today what does that mean for the team?
  • Do the Yankees need to upgrade their pitching?
  • What time did you wake up today?
  • What color are your socks?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 7/30/13 @ 9 am
  • Jonathan Mayo's mid-season prospect list: Sanchez, Williams, and Austin rank in top 100 @ 12 pm
  • In Defense of the BBWAA's 2013 Hall of Fame Results @ 3 pm
  • New York Yankees @ Los Angeles Dodgers at 10:10 pm (Game Thread at 9:30 pm)