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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/27/19

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A comparison of the old Yankees vs. the new Yankees; Betances could rebound in a different borough; Postseason shares vastly different from last year

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ESPN | David Schoenfield: Expectations are high for the Yankees to make moves with legit superstars available on the market. Recent patterns from the team may set a different standard, however. In looking through the Yankees decision-making since handing out over $400 million in the 2013-14 offseason, it’s clear that the Yankees default away from making the big splash nowadays. If signing someone like of Gerrit Cole isn’t realistic, what are some of the other decisions the team could make?

NJ.com | Randy Miller: While much of the focus is centered on new players that could don the pinstripes, there’s a conversation to be had about the ones already wearing them that may pick up new uniforms this offseason. Dellin Betances in particular will be looking for a bounce-back performance on likely a one-year deal after missing all of 2019, and there’s speculation that he could find that opportunity with New York’s other team.

New York Post | Dan Martin: Last year the Yankees painted a poor picture in the public persona when they issued out just 45 full postseason shares to members of the team. That was the lowest of any postseason team, and drew plenty of criticism for the decision. Fast forward to 2019, and the team went in the opposite direction by issuing 71 full shares, the most of any postseason club. The shares may not be as impactful to most of the players on the team, but the money distributed can be life-changing for members of the coaching and training staff, so it’s encouraging that they turned things around on the vote for this split.