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The New York Yankees have tried to put forward the notion that Alex Rodriguez will be their third basemen in 2013 but rumors to the contrary keep popping up. Rodriguez has publicly stated his intention to play for the Yankees.
While both parties are saying all the right things you would believe if there was one team that had any interest in Rodriguez they would Brian Cashman a ring. Not a single team has called the Yankees general manager according to Bob Nightengale of USA Today. Zero. To be exact that is an 0-for-29, which somehow is even worse then Rodriguez’s postseason batting line.
There are plenty of stumbling blocks to overcome if there was a team interested in Rodriguez. The 37-year-old is owed $114 million over the next five seasons and has not played in more then 138 games since 2007. Rodriguez also is said to be unwilling to waive his full no-trade clause.
The days of Rodriguez being baseball’s best player have been over. Now we have gotten to the point where he is a lia...
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To wrap up this stays/goes series here is a look at the Yankees bullpen and the catcher position, starting with the bullpen:David AardsmaJoba ChamberlainCody EppleyPedro FelicianoBoone LoganClay RapadaMariano RiveraDavid RobertsonRafael SorianoAardsma is a question mark but a hopeful one. He should be given a chance to show what he's got and, since the Yankees have picked up...
After missing almost all of the 2012 season with a freak ACL injury, Mariano Rivera has told Brian Cashman that he wants to return for the 2012 season. Brian Cashman told the New York Post, “Rivera contacted us and wants to play.”
The Yankees will now discuss the terms of a contract with Rivera over the next few weeks. Mariano made $15 million in 2012.
With Rafael Soriano...
Yankees closer Mariano Rivera tells GM Brian Cashman he wants to pitch next season, according to multiple reports.
Rivera, who tore ligaments in his knee last season, is recovering from surgery. Rivera, 42, was 1-1 with a 2.16 ERA last season before the injury.
Rivera is baseball's all-time saves leader with 608.
Rafael Soriano, who recorded 42 saves in place of Rivera, opted...
Squawking about the state of the Yankees is the last thing on my mind this days. Squawking about the state of New York City and surrounding regions after Hurricane Sandy is what I am most focused on. Here is the latest from Staten Island:I was heartened to see that Mayor Bloomberg finally cancelled the New York City Marathon (and TheWeek.com cited this blog and the argument I made...
The New York Yankees have interest in free agent outfielder Torii Hunter, tweets Mark Feinsand of The New York Daily News.
Hunter, 37, may have lost a step since he won nine Gold Glove awards as one of the league’s elite center fielders, but he has proven he can still be a good fielder since moving to right field for the Los Angeles Angels.
He can still swing the bat as well, hitting...