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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 1/5/16

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Fangraphs | Jeff Sullivan: After the Yankees acquired Aroldis Chapman to pair with Andrew Miller and Dellin Betances, it has become clear that the team has not had a bad bullpen in 20 years.

Baseball Prospectus Bronx | Nick Ashbourne: Despite having a resurgent year at the plate, Brian McCann struggled when it came to actually catching the ball in 2015.

Sporting News | Jesse Spector: Among his 10 bold predictions, Jesse Spector says Aroldis Chapman will be suspended for 40 games, the Yankees won't make the playoffs, and Alex Rodriguez will continue his resurgence.

Camden Chat | Mark Brown: Mike Mussina might not be a Hall of Famer in 2016, but he's made large gains and should stick around on the ballot long enough to have a real chance.

Rotographs | Jeff Zimmerman: Could Masahiro Tanaka actually be undervalued because of the stigma surrounding the health of his pitching elbow?