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Around the Empire: Yankees news - 4/10/20

Frazier shares personal story during pandemic; Yankees valued at $5 billion; What if the Yankees were all suddenly healthy?

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New York Post | Zach Braziller: By now, the coronavirus pandemic has left no corner of the country untouched. It’s a sad truth that we likely know someone touched by COVID-19. That goes for the Yankees, too, as Clint Frazier shares a story about one of his friends working on the frontlines in a San Diego hospital. Frazier notes that she has fallen ill, and while she has yet to get test results back, he suspects she contracted the virus. The outfielder wants everyone to stick to social distancing to combat the spread of the contagion, and to appreciate the work done by healthcare professionals.

CBS Sports | Dayn Perry: Forbes released their annual valuations of MLB teams on Thursday, and to the surprise of absolutely no one, the Yankees topped the list. The organization estimates the worth of the New York ball club at $5 billion. Believe me when I say I never want to hear about the luxury tax again. Also, of note, the Marlins are valued at $980 million. Remember Derek Jeter and partners purchased the team for $1.2 billion. I cannot stress how improbable it is for a baseball team to depreciate in value. Yeesh.

FanGraphs | Dan Szymborski: Let’s end the news with a fun story from our friends over at FanGraphs. Szymborski, the architect of the ZiPS projection system, decided to wave his magic wand and healed all of the injured Yankees. That was quite nice of him! A healthy Aaron Judge, Giancarlo Stanton. Aaron Hicks, James Paxton, and Luis Severino would give the Bombers a nine-percent bump in the projected division race. A 69% chance to win the AL East? That’s pretty nice.