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Ken Griffey Jr., Randy Johnson, and yes, even Alex Rodriguez. The Mariners have made a habit in the past of failing to re-sign their superstars. Instead, they’ve opted to trade or even let them walk away via free agency. Yes, the return trade package has been decent in a couple instances (see Randy Johnson to Astros). But nothing can replace the impact superstars have on a franchise. Prospects are nice, but you can only stomach those types of deals for so long.
In fact, the Mariners haven’t really been a perennial contender since those aforementioned names departed Seattle. This is why the rumored 7-year/$175 million contract extension for Felix Hernandez is so vital for the Mariners organization moving forward. Will it take up a hefty portion of the payroll? Sure. Could Felix suffer a debilitating injury? It’s possible with anyone. But how would you have felt if Seattle let their prized pitcher leave for another club? Felix has made it clear how much he loves playing in Seattle, and it’s about time the Mariners return the favor and pony up the money.
The team might not be going to the playoffs in the next few years, but this is a step in the right direction, showing potential free agents that Seattle isn’t a bad place to play. Worst case scenario: we’ll have to settle for watching one of the best pitchers in the game toe the rubber every 5th day for years to come.
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The PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs) scandal conveyed in the Miami New Times on January 29th is losing its creditability by the day.
Miami New Times
More specifically the accusations alluding to the use of multiple banned substances by New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez that he obtained though Anthony Bosch. Bosch ran a clinic that was a supposed source for professional athletes...
So the Alex Rodriguez saga continues, but no one can seem to find him?
Alex Rodriguez – Yankee Stadium.
Well according Bill Maddon of the New York Daily News :
“The latest word on Alex Rodriguez, wherever he is, is that he’s scared. Not scared because of all these revelations about his involvement with an associate named Tony Bosch, an alleged dispenser of HGH and testosterone...
From the NY Daily News:Alex Rodriguez is taking his wildest swing yet in his fight against steroid allegations: The Yankees and MLB are conspiring to push him out of the game.
Sources say the embattled Yankee star is “scared” that bigger forces are at work to try to discredit him and sink his career. Holed up in Miami, Rodriguez has been huddling with an army of lawyers and...
Curt Schilling is not holding back his feelings this week at all.
On Wednesday he reached out to ESPN and discussed the Boston Redsox and in doing so made some allegations regarding PEDs.
On Thursday he fired it up again with ESPN and took aim at Alex Rodriguez.
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What happened yesterday?
Ryan Braun (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
First it was Yahoo Sports who reported the names of Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun and New York Yankees Francisco Cervelli.
The New York Daily News in a few hours later, identifying Jesus Montero of the Seattle Mariners.
Followed by SI’s Tom Verducci ousting the name of Detroit Tigers Jhonny Peralta.
Those are the latest...
While much of the attention around Curt Schilling’s recent ESPN interview is on what Schilling said about his Red Sox days, those weren’t the only comments the pitcher made about baseball’s performance-enhancing drug culture.
Schilling, who turned quite a few heads by talking about PEDs and the Red Sox this week, also had thoughts about the recent fall of Alex Rodriguez. The...
Ryan Braun‘s image just suffered another hit, regardless of what ultimately comes of the new allegations against him.
According to a Yahoo! Sports report, Braun’s name appears on records from the South Florida clinic that allegedly supplied Alex Rodriguez and other majors leaguers with performance-enhancing drugs. Braun has since issued a statement saying that his attorneys consulted...
MIAMI (AP) -- Major League Baseball officials have asked the Miami New Times for records the alternative newspaper obtained for a story on alleged use of banned substances by several players.
New Times editor Chuck Strouse said Tuesday the paper had not yet decided how to respond. Strouse described the MLB move as a request only and noted that the league does not have a law enforcement...
While the University of Miami awaits results from an NCAA investigation into its football and basketball programs, attention has turned to the Hurricanes storied baseball program and its possible ties to performance-enhancing drugs.
The New York Times reported Wednesday that Major League Baseball investigators were focusing on Miamis baseball program, which they suspect is a nexus...
As this story continues to develop, more names have emerged from the Miami-based clinic that is currently under investigation; including Ryan Braun. Yahoo! Sports obtained three of the clinic’s reports that featured Braun’s name. The Miami New Times originally broke the story last week regarding the clinic and it’s slue of prominent baseball players, including Alex Rodriguez...
Next time you are perusing around a garage sale or yard sale or estate sale or wherever else old things might be for sale, look for some old album or book or stack of card and you might end up like this guy. Some guy from Maine bought a bunch of junk from a yard and ended up with a baseball card with $92,000. The card is from 1865, which (if...