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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 4/21/15

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USA Today | Bob Nightengale: Easily the Yankees' MVP in the early goings of the season, Alex Rodriguez offers up his thoughts on his impressive start.

New York Post | George A. King III: Joe Girardi thinks Masahiro Tanaka would benefit from being pushed back in the rotation at some point. | Steve Politi: The Yankees look foolish for trying to fight Alex Rodriguez over the home run bonus money.

New York Times | Billy Witz: Twenty years after Tino Martinez struggled to replace Don Mattingly, Didi Gregorius is struggling to take the place of Derek Jeter.

Baseball Prospectus Bronx | Andrew Mearns: Matt Tracy was a one-and-done Yankee, but at least he wasn't a phantom Yankee like these seven players.