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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/14/13

Jim McIsaac

Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible

Around the Internet

  • ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews: Someone claiming to be ex-Yankee Shane Spencer accused several Yankees of taking steroids, but it wasn't him.
  • LoHud | Chad Jennings: Derek Jeter took batting practice with the team today and is hopeful to avoid another rehab assignment.
  • It's About the Money | Michael Eder: With a large amount of money coming off the books at the end of the season, the Yankees could look to the international free agent market and make a run at Jose Abreu and Masahiro Tanaka.
  • CBS Sports | Danny Knobler: Ichiro Suzuki reaching 4,000 hits is significant even if it doesn't put him over Pete Rose.
  • New York Post | Joel Sherman: If the Yankees aren't going to make the playoffs then they'd probably be best served by tanking the rest of the season in order to gain a better draft spot.
  • It's About the Money | Brad Vietrogoski: Looking at Derek Jeter's role with the 2014 Yankees and how to prepare for for life without him.
  • The Wall Street Journal | Dan Barbarisi: A log of all the negative things CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte have said about their pitching this season.
  • NoMaas | Martin Riggs: Hiroki Kuroda could challenge for the Cy Young Award, but it will likely end up going to the more deserving Felix Hernandez.

Quick Hits

  • Ex-Yankee Tim Redding has signed with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in the Atlantic League.
  • Cito Culver and Ben Paullus have been promoted to High-A Tampa.
  • Pat Venditte has moved up to Double-A Trenton and Slade Heathcott has been placed on the DL.

Questions of the Day

  • When will Dellin Betances pitch again?
  • Who should be the catchers on the Yankees right now?
  • What would you be doing on your perfect vacation?
  • Who is your internet provider?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 8/13/13 @ 9 am
  • Mark Montgomery and the terrible, no good, very bad season @ 2 pm
  • New York Yankees vs. Los Angeles Angels at 7:05 pm (6:30 pm game thread)