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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 5/16/14

Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

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Yankees News

It's About the Money | Brad Vietrogoski: Chase Whitley and Zoilo Almonte are two fringe prospects that have a chance to prove themselves in the majors.

SB Nation | Tyler Drenon: See Brett Gardner according to his onomastics baseball name.

An A-Blog For A-Rod | Brad Vietrogoski: Proof that Masahiro Tanaka's splitter and slider were nearly unhittable in his last start.

Beyond the Box Score | Scott Lindholm: Here is an interesting way to hypothetically improve the Win stat.

New York Times | Tyler Kepner: Masahiro Tanaka has a very similar delivery to Tom Seaver.

Fangraphs | Tony Blengino: A look back at how impressive Masahiro Tanaka has been in the first quarter of the season.

Hardball Talk | Craig Calcaterra: MLB is using a pretty weak defense against the possibility that they bought stolen documents during the Biogenesis investigation.

It's About the Money | Michael Eder: Mark Teixeira has had a power surge that is basically carrying the offense.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: The Yankees talk about who Chase Whitley is.

Sports Illustrated | Cliff Corcoran: Masahiro Tanaka is leading the charge for the Cy Young award.

New York Post | George A. King III: Carlos Beltran still can't swing a bat, but he hopes his elbow improves enough to avoid surgery.