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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/4/13

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Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible

Around the Internet

  • Sports Illustrated | Jay Jaffe: Alex Rodriguez ran his mouth and now MLB's feelings are hurt and they don't want to negotiate with him anymore.
  • CBS Sports | Jon Heyman: MLB is expected to suspend Alex Rodriguez through the 2014 season even as he tries to negotiate a lesser suspension.
  • ESPN New York | Ian O'Connor: Bud Selig and MLB already won, so they should compromise and suspend A-Rod for 150 games.
  • New York Post | Dan Martin: Despite the looming suspension it doesn't look like Alex Rodriguez is going away so easily.
  • The Star-Ledger | Dave D'Alessandro: Alex Rodriguez says he feels healthy and ready to play five more years.
  • LoHud | Chad Jennings: The Yankees have been without CC Sabathia's arm, Derek Jeter's legs, Alfonso Soriano's power, Curtis Granderson, and Alex Rodriguez, but which do they need the most?
  • The Star-Ledger | Andy McCullough: CC Sabathia talks about his struggles and how he needs to pitch better.
  • LoHud | Chad Jennings: Joe Girardi talks about Derek Jeter's latest injury and David Phelps' setback.
  • Paul Lebowitz: Joel Sherman says big trades are in the Yankees' DNA, but they're more likely to need more scrapheap deals to fill the roster next year now that it's clear the team is cutting payroll.

Quick Hits

  • Diego Moreno was promoted to Trenton and Cesar Cabral was promoted to Triple-A.
  • The Yankees released Josh Spence.
  • Larry Rothschild says that CC Sabathia is having trouble maintaining his arm slot.

Questions of the Day

  • How would you rank the five starters in the rotation right now?
  • If the Yankees save money from A-Rod's suspension, who should they sign with that money?
  • What is your go to dance move?
  • What do you put on your hot dog/hamburger?

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