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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 12/7/14

Cashman speaks about his acquisitions, A-Rod, Gregorious may be platooned, and who would make the better number five in the Yankees rotation, Phelps or Warren?

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Lohud | Vincent Mercogliano: Yankees GM Brian Cashman speaks on the work done in order to bring Andrew Miller and Didi Gregorius to the Bronx.

USA Today | Associated Press: With Alex Rodriguez returning to the field next season, Brian Cashman discusses expectations and the struggles to figure out what the embattled Yankee will be capable of after a long hiatus.

It's About the Money | Brad Vietrogoski: Didi Gregorius has accumulated only 700 plate appearances spread over two seasons in the major leagues, but in that time has shown a glaring weakness against left-handed pitching.  Cashman spoke about the possibility of platooning the 24 year old, but the Yankee might be better off letting him hit full-time.

Yanks Go Yard | Ricky Keeler: The Yankees have holes in the starting rotation, and even if they add another starter, they will still need someone to hold down a position until Ican Nova comes back.  Adam Warren and David Phelps are the two most logical choices, but who is the better choice?