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Around the Empire: Yankees News - 5/10/15

Yogi's upcoming birthday, sports media, and defensive metrics match up.

He's beautiful.
He's beautiful.
Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports

NY Daily News | Bill Madden: As Yogi Berra turns 90, a salute to the three time MVP.

"You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you’re going," Yogi once told us, "or else you might not get there."

FanGraphs | Sean Dolinar: None of the defensive metrics feel too strongly about any Yankees, but this chart of DRS vs UZR is pretty instructive, none the less.

NYPost | Phil Mushnick: The media seems to forget certain things about some players.

Then there’s ESPN’s "SportsCenter," which reported that it took 24 at-bats for Rodriguez to "finally" reach 661, "the longest it took anyone to go from 660 to 661." Yes, anyone! Or as reader Dan Skye notes, "The long list of the others: Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, Barry Bonds."

A double standard is as a double standard does.

It's About The Money | Matt Bove: The Yankees have an impressive run differential, but it's really fueled by the hot start from Brett Gardner and Jacoby Ellsbury. Unless they plan to play like MVPs all season, the rest of the lineup needs to get it into gear.