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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 3/2/16

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Thoughts on the Aroldis Chapman suspension, and more Yankees news.

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FOX Sports | Ken Rosenthal: Rob Manfred and the MLB Players Association sent the right message by working with Aroldis Chapman to secure his 30-game suspension without appeal. It was a tricky situation, one not as clear-cut as the upcoming Jose Reyes ban, but the point was to demonstrate that Chapman's behavior with his firearms was irresponsible in front of the mother of his child. Chapman directly admitted that his conduct violated the policy. Case closed.

Yahoo Sports | Tim Brown: The suspension is a good first step, but Brown still has concerns that just 30 games of missed pay might not end up being harsh enough to alter the behavior of multi-million dollar athletes with anger issues (and not just Chapman).

ESPN | Jayson Stark: It is at least a definite positive that there is now precedence in place for players to get suspended for domestic abuse. Not so long ago, all kinds of domestic abuse were easily swept under the rug. As Rosenthal said, Manfred certainly made his point here.

NY Times | Billy Witz: Away from the Chapman suspension, Brian McCann and Joe Girardi discussed the rise of pitch framing metrics and the technique behind the art.

LoHud | Chad Jennings: With the Yankees' spring training opener today, Jennings assembled a lineup of the players he finds the most interesting in camp this year. Listed members include Starlin Castro at second base and Rob Refsnyder at the hot corner.

NJ.com | Joe Giglio: Alex Rodriguez's Twitter account has been tremendous to follow off-season for the amusing updates, and the social media savvy comes straight from his 11-year daughter, Natasha. That is awesome/adorable.

NY Daily News | Mark Feinsand: The Yankees didn't work out yesterday and instead engaged in team-building activities with a communications expert. What the world needs to know though is what were A-Rod and Carlos Beltran discussing with such intensity??