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The Outside Corner:
Continuing to float on in the AL East, welcome to Orioles day! Baltimore shockingly made the playoffs last season thanks to a fantastic bullpen, an unbelievable amount of luck in one-run games, and an awesome record against the AL East (they finished .500 or better against every other team in the division). Dan Duquette essentially stood pat this winter, and the team will look to replicate their success once again in 2013.
Yesterday was Rays Day here on TOC, and here's your recap.
Rays on TOC
End of Season Postmortem
2013 Season Preview
You May Say I'm a Dreamer
2013 Burning Question
This Is My Nightmare
Also around the Corner, here's what you missed.
-Javier Vazquez won't pitch in 2013.
-Alex Rodriguez's foundation gave just 1% of collected funds to charity in 2006.
-WBC Pool B preview.
-The Italian racing sausage was missing!
Welcome to Orioles day, and enjoy your Spring Training, everyone.
BEST OF MAXIM
Javier Vazquez will not pitch for Puerto Rico in the World Baseball Classic.
Agent Seth Levinson said Thursday that the 36-year-old right-hander had surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee.
Levinson says Vazquez still plans to travel with the team, which plays the Dominican Republic, Spain and Venezuela in Group C starting March 7.
Vazquez last pitched in the major...
Javier Vazquez’s comeback attempt may be over. After undergoing knee surgery last month the 36-year-old right handed pitcher has been ruled out of the upcoming World Baseball Classic. Vazquez was to play for Puerto Rico. Vazquez was trying to make a comeback this spring after sitting out the entire 2012 season.
Former Marlins, Yankees, and Braves starter Javier Vazquez will not pitch in the World Baseball Classic in March, and won't make a return to MLB this season. Vazquez had knee surgery in January, and that's the reason for him pulling out of the WBC as well as putting off plans to return to the majros in 2013.
Despite impressing scouts in workouts this spring, it's...
Alex Rodriguez may have taken steroids and may be a horrible teammate, but at least he started a charity -- oh wait, that was a total fraud as well.
Free agent Javier Vazquez was hoping to return to the major
league ranks this season, but his comeback attempt has been cut short due to a
knee injury. The veteran right-hander will not pitch in 2013 as he recovers
from meniscus surgery on his right knee, according to James Wagner of The
Wagner adds that a retirement announcement could come soon
Here's another black eye for Alex Rodriguez (not that he needs another black mark on his ledger): in 2006, the A-Rod Family Foundation gave just 1% of donated funds to charities before they stopped submitting financial reports and were stripped of tax-exempt status. CBS New York has the details.
Rodriguez and rapper Jay-Z raised $403,862 in a 2006 celebrity poker tournament...
When it rains it seems to pour, in the saga that is the 2013 off season for the disgraced Yankees infielder, Alex Rodriguez.
Now Yahoo Sports is reporting the following from a Boston Globe review of IRS filings from more than 50 athletes,including Arod’s which gave far less than what was expected of them.
Charities are expected to give between 65 to 75 percent of their revenues...
New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said "No" on Tuesday to the idea of bringing in Johnny Damon as a short-term replacement for the injured Curtis Granderson.
Damon offered to
For a guy who isn’t even playing in spring training, Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been in the news a lot leading up to the 2013 season.
Just a few days ago, news broke about the shadiness of his “charity,” the A-Rod Family Foundation. Plus, he has had a ton of negative attention not only this off-season, but throughout his entire career.
However, the creators...
Spring training games are underway. The hot stove stories that kept us going all winter have been replaced by stories about non-roster invitees trying to make a major-league roster, behind-the-scenes looks at what your favorite player did over the winter, and columns drawing conclusions about spring statistics. And Alex Rodriguez stories. There are always A-Rod stories.
So it was...