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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 12/29/15

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Fangraphs | Jeff Sullivan: Analyzing the Aroldis Chapman is a difficult thing to do, but if we ignore all the other things and focus on the trade, the Yankees created an amazing bullpen.

New York Times | Billy Witz: The acquisition of Aroldis Chapman is going to create quite the effective bullpen in 2016 next to Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances. | Brendan Kuty: The Yankees aren't trading Mark Teixeira before his contract expires, even if the fans want them to give Greg Bird a chance, considering he has a no-trade clause and a life built in New York.

Baseball America | Vince Lara-Cinisomo: A breakdown of the entire trade that sent Aroldis Chapman to the Yankees for Eric Jagielo, Rookie Davis, Caleb Cotham, and Tony Renda going to the Cincinnati Reds.

New York Post | Joel Sherman: The Yankees stomached the off-field issues with Aroldis Chapman because they were given an offer they couldn't refuse.