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The movie "Moneyball," based on the landmark book by Michael Lewis, is an entertaining fantasy. So says Eric Chavez, who was a main cog on that 2002 Oakland Athletics team, but is not mentioned in the cinematic depiction when multiple reasons are given for that 103-win season.

Maybe New York Yankees Alex Rodriguez respects Ryan Braun herpes

Let me be clear by stating that Alex Rodriguez has never said anything about Ryan Braun’s failed drug test having to do with him taking medicine for herpes. Of course A-rod wouldn’t because he knows better, as Derek Jeter would have failed way before Braun… right? Kidding again. But now to the point, as this Braun saga is getting annoying but I wanted to weigh in my opinion...

Chris Dickerson Outrighted To Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees

The New York Yankees announced outfielder Chris Dickerson cleared waivers and was outrighted off the 40-man roster to the roster of the AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees , reports Wallace Matthews of This move opens up a spot on the 40-man roster for infielder Eric Chavez, who signed last week but hasn’t officially been added to the roster. While Dickerson has been [...]

Teixeira’s effort worth weight loss

TAMPA — Mark Teixeira didn’t drop 15 pounds in order to beat out the bunts he plans to put in play this year.“The older you get, the lighter,’’ said the 31-year-old Teixeira, who said he had been 225 to 230 pounds the last eight seasons. “I tried to eat...

Postseason woes eat away at Yanks' Teixeira

You only have to look at a strikingly thinner Mark Teixeira to know that he did some soul-searching over the winter. His batting average, after all, took a nosedive for a second straight season, and then he didn’t hit much in the playoffs, leaving him to agonize for weeks over the first-round loss to the Tigers.

Newcastle Target Norwich Pair Surman, Martin

Norwich City’s Russell Martin and Andrew Surman are interesting Newcastle more

Yankees' Swisher won't seek deal midseason

Nick Swisher, in the final year of a three-year contract with the Yankees, said Sunday he will not seek to negotiate a new contract during the 2012 season and expects to test the free-agent market next winter.

Mo makes a throw of it

TAMPA — Was it the last time Mariano Rivera throws for the first time in spring training? Rivera knows the answer but is unwilling to share it publicly, although he strongly indicated last week the 2012 season will mark the end of his Hall of Fame career.Yesterday morning in 59-degree...

On photo day, A-Rod’s a whiz kid

Yes, that’s Alex Rodriguez posing for a “head”-shot for Getty Images photographer Nick Laham in the men’s bathroom during photo day at the Yankees’ training facility yesterday. A-Rod, looking ultra-serious for the picture, did not appear to be in the mood for potty humor...

Pie duty will likely fall to Swisher

Nick Swisher beamed when he was told of manager Joe Girardi's comments, in which he said that Swisher might be the likeliest choice to take over A.J. Burnett's practice of smashing teammates with whipped cream-filled towels after walk-off hits.
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