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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 11/11/18

Sonny Gray may be able to pull in a bigger haul than expected; Babe Ruth to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom; who Yankee players follow on Twitter

Christie’s To Auction Memorabilia From Golden Age Of Baseball Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images

New York Post | George A. King III: Sonny Gray may be able to pull more of a haul than expected. Pro scouts and talent evaluators think that given the state of available starting pitching in the league, Gray holds a lot of value as a reclamation project. It appears that teams are willing to write off his struggles in the Bronx as a situational problem and focus on his talent and potential. Somewhere, Brian Cashman is smiling.

Sports Illustrated | Emily Caron: Babe Ruth will be receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Great Bambino is being recognized for his record-setting legacy on the field, but also the creation of The Babe Ruth Foundation and his fund raising efforts during World War II. Finally, someone’s giving this guy some recognition. | Randy Miller: Were you curious about who your favorite Yankee players follow on Twitter? No? Well, here’s a list anyway. It appears that Aaron Boone, Jacoby Ellsbury, and Kyle Higashioka are political aficionados, following the President and a number of political news accounts. On the more leisurely side of things: Didi Gregorius follows MTV Jersey Shore stars, Dellin Betances is all in on fantasy football, and Justus Sheffield is a big Game of Thrones fan. Don’t say you didn’t ask.