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I'm not going to bother recapping the Alex Rodriguez suspension saga for all of you - everyone knows the gist of things. A-Rod's suspension has been reduced to 162 games, and barring some sort of miracle, he's not going to play at all in 2014. But while his season is done before it really got started, are the Yankees really in a better place in 2014 without Rodriguez in the fold?
Consider this - even with Rodriguez not suspended, there would be more questions than answers in relation to New York's infield. Robinson Cano, who was far and away the best player in the Yankees infield over the last four seasons, is now a Seattle Mariner. Derek Jeter played in just 17 games last year. Mark Teixeira played in only 15, and neither player could hit when they were in the lineup. Couple the questions surrounding them to the Yankees' disastrous attempts to replace Rodriguez's bat in the lineup over the first half of 2013, and you have all the makings of situation t...
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The question “why would a great player like Alex Rodriguez be compelled to take banned substances?” is better left for a psychologist. Or a Barry Bonds or Roger Clemens. Or, I suppose, Alex Rodriguez. The point is, A-Rod’s reasoning for constantly opting to become A-Roid can’t be known. But Anthony Bosch – the Biogenesis founder who admitted to providing Rodriguez with...
Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and its players union Monday, seeking to overturn a season-long suspension imposed by an arbitrator who ruled there was "clear and convincing evidence" he used three banned substances and twice tried to obstruct the sport's drug investigation.
As part of the lawsuit filed in federal court in Manhattan, the New York Yankees...
Alex Rodriguez may be banned for the 2014 MLB season, but that doesn't necessarily mean the Yankees slugger won't show up on a baseball diamond somewhere.If Rodriguez's appeal to a federal court does not work out and if he still wants to play baseball this year, he does have an option, and A-Rod would not have to venture far from Yankee Stadium. The Long Island Ducks...
Tonight, an important part of Alex Rodriguez’s Biogenesis scandal is speaking out on 60 Minutes. Anthony Bosch is finally opening up and talking about his interactions with Rodriguez, including talking about the embattled third baseman’s motivations.
Bosch, who was the head of the Biogenesis clinic, said that Rodriguez was very VERY involved with the doping regimen that Bosch...
I made him an offer he shouldn’t have refused T…
Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch talked about providing banned substances to Alex Rodriguez during an interview with ’60 Minutes.’ He also revealed A-Rod threatened his life. Bosch said he was asked by an associate of Rodriguez’s to move to Colombia, where he would be paid at least $20,000 monthly, until the Biogenesis investigation...
Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday as part of an effort to overturn his suspension. That suspension became effective on Saturday when arbitrator Frederic Horowitz issued a decision on Rodriguez’s appeal and reduced the slugger’s penalty from 211 games to the entirety of the 2014 season […]
Alex Rodriguez has turned on his own union.
In an effort to nullify the 162-game suspension he received on Saturday for his alleged involvement with Biogenesis, the Yankees’ beleaguered superstar filed a new lawsuit in Manhattan federal court Monday that names both Major League Baseball (and commissioner Bud Selig) and the MLB Players Association as defendants.
Oh. My. This is going to get ugly isn't it?
If you thought the whole Alex Rodriguez conversation was going to end once the three-time MVP was suspended 162 games by Major League Baseball...you were wrong. And, frankly, pretty naive.
Anyway. We haven't heard from Rodriguez (yet), but his lawyer Joe Tacopina is all over the place defending the New York Yankees...
Well, it's official. You can break out your Happy Dance. Arbitrator Fredric Horowitz announced his decision this morning and Alex Rodriguez has been suspended for 162 games and will not play for the entire 2014 season.
The suspension is a reduction from the original 211 games, but I think we'll take it!
As expected, A-Rod has already said he'll be taking...
Moral issues aside, every single small to mid market baseball team should have a major problem with Alex Rodriguez getting suspended without pay for 2014. Without any real form of salary cap, teams like the Indians and Rays have created a different style of roster creation that is even more frugal than Moneyball, but moves like this suspension threaten even that. With the extreme...
If you didn’t think Alex Rodgriguez’s public image could get any worse… Biogenesis founder and one of the key figures in Major League Baseball’s latest PED scandal Tony Bosch appeared on 60 minutes to let the public in on what may be in store for Alex Rodriguez in Federal Court and further bury the embattled […]
Now that we know New York Yankees third-baseman Alex Rodriguez will be suspended throughout the 2014 baseball season (162 games total), he’s going to have a bunch of free time on his hands. What better way to spend that time than by working on his golf game.Here is a short list of golf courses around Yankee Stadium and his hometown of Miami where A-Rod can spend the Spring and...
(Eds: With AP Photos.) By JIM LITKE AP Sports Columnist If Anthony Bosch were still in business today, bet on this much: His phone would be buzzing nonstop with athletes trying to order the A-rod treatment.
The self-taught doping guru whose testimony and records brought down Alex Rodriguez sounded at times like a snake-oil salesman while detailing the down-to-the-minute regimen...
I won’t criticize Major League Baseball commissioner Bud Selig, MLB CEO Rob Manfred or star witness Anthony Bosch for appearing on “60 Minutes.” I can’t. The media member who does is a hypocrite or just plain jealous. Any serious reporter would have loved to land those interviews. Scott Pelley is one of the finest journalists in America. He proved it again Sunday.
60 MINUTES made Nielsen’s Top 5 in key demos and scored its highest rating in the adults 18-49 demo in more than a year. Drawing an audience of 17.06 million viewers and scoring a 10.4/17 household rating landed the program at #5 for the week in both measures, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for Jan. 12, 2014. The #1 news program really delivered in the key demos...