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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 2/5/16

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New York Post | Joel Sherman: Ranking the five most undesirable contracts the Yankees are saddled with in 2016. Which of the bad ones takes the top spot? Hint: it is not Alex Rodriguez.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: Examining key groups of trios on the team that will play big roles in the success of the team this season, from the back of bullpen to the starting rotation. It's easy to feel good about the bullpen and uneasy about the health of key starters going forward.

Yahoo | Jeff Passan: The Yankees' reluctance to spend money on big name free agents this offseason could just mean their eye is on the Bryce Harper prize after the 2018 season. They have to position themselves well now in order to have the money available to make a significant offer.

NJ.com | Ryan Hatch: The Orioles have joined the Yankees' pursuit of Tim Lincecum by planning to be one of 20 teams at his showcase next week.