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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 10/12/15

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New York Daily News | Anthony McCarron: Yankees manager Joe Girardi believes he had a good conversation with Jacoby Ellsbury regarding his benching for the American League Wild Card game. However, he knows that no player ever wants to sit or be benched, so Girardi might have to make nice with his star center fielder.

New York Post | Mike Vaccaro: Vaccaro recalls the 1995 ALDS between the New York Yankees and the Seattle Mariners as the first postseason series he covered. He talks about how electric the crowd was, especially in the 6th inning of Game 2 when Don Mattingly hit a home run.

NJ.com | Brendan Kuty: Fan-favorite shortstop prospect Jorge Mateo was recently named the Yankees' Prospect of the Year by the team website. The young speedster had 82 stolen bases in 117 games split between Low-A Charleston and High-A Tampa.

Yahoo Sports | Mark Townsend: Reviewing the highs and lows of the 2015 Yankees season. Including their incredible July and the stretch where the team scored 90 runs in 10 games to their second half hitting struggles, reasons to be hopeful for the future, and what questions need to be answered in the off-season.