go to MSN.com
Found June 24, 2013 on NESN.com:

Via NESN:

Alex Rodriguez may be slipping into the world of irrelevance slowly but surely.

The three-time MVP and 14-time All-Star joined the Twitter world on May 31 with his verified @AROD account, but he only had just above 6,000 followers as of Monday morning. To put this in perspective, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant gained more than 250,000 followers only four hours after creating his Twitter account.

Rodriguez — who has yet to play in the 2013 season due to a torn labrum — has been under constant scrutiny for not only his involvement with performance-enhancing drugs, but also for the subsequent lack of production over the last two and a half years. A-Rod had a subpar 2012 campaign, hitting .272 with 18 home runs and 57 RBIs. While these numbers may not seem terrible to the average baseball fan, they are considered unsatisfactory in the eyes of Yankees fans who watched the slugger notch 13 consecutive 30-home run/100-RBI seasons.

These numbers are also inadequate for the Yankees ownership, which dished out a hefty 10-year, $275 million contract to the  10-time Silver Slugger Award winner back in 2007. What, perhaps, is most concerning is the $100 million left to be paid to the 37-year-old.

But there is some good news, Yankees fans. Rodriguez participated in simulated game action on June 22. However, it doesn’t seem that too many people care.

More from NESN.com:
1 Comment:
THE BACKYARD
RELATED ARTICLES

Yankees Alex Rodriguez Cleared To Begin Rehab Games On July 1

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been given medical clearance by doctors to begin rehab games beginning July 1.  Rodriguez hasn’t played at all in 2013, having undergone surgery on his left hip in January.It was projected that he could return after the All-Star break, and that timeline seems to be accurate at this point.He would likely need 20 or so games of rehab...

Hey everyone, Alex Rodriguez is on Twitter!

Alex Rodriguez sent out his first tweet on May 31.  back to basics. http://t.co/MFCHhwdiC1 — Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) May 31, 2013 Somehow, almost a month has passed without us realizing his presence on the site. His handle is appropriately AROD, but that can only lead to the people who hate him modifiying it to AROID or AFRAUD or something along those lines...

Report: A-Rod meets with MLB

Alex Rodriguez met Friday with Major League Baseball officials probing the distribution of banned performance-enhancing drugs. The meeting took place before the New York Yankees third baseman's latest injury rehabilitation game in the minor leagues was rained out. While A-Rod didn't speak with reporters Friday, the meeting was confirmed by a person who spoke on condition...

Report: A-Rod cleared for rehab play

New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez has been medically cleared to begin a minor league rehab assignment on July 1, the New York Daily News reports. Rodriguez has yet to play this season following surgery on his left hip in January, at which time he was projected to be sidelined until after the All-Star break. Although A-Rod is on the comeback trail, the injury isn'...

Yankees boss has message for A-Rod: Shut up!

The Guru Contributing Writer There was good news and bad news for Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez Tuesday. First the good news. A-Rod has been cleared to play again. Visit from Dr. Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news - the green light to play games again! http://t.co/RuzfXOJjHI — Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 25, 2013 Now for the bad news. Yankees general...

Alex Rodriguez Responds to Brian Cashman telling him to Shut the F*ck Up

  We reported the news last night of the rather umm… direct way New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman responded to Alex Rodriguez tweeting out that he had been cleared by doctors to resume playing baseball. Taking into account the way Cashman responded, we knew it would only be a matter of time before A-Rod decided to issue a statement in regards to what Cashman had to say. “I will...

A-Rod joined Twitter and we all missed it

Besides battling back from hip surgery and fedning off rumors of using performance-enhancing drugs, we all missed another important development involving New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez. He joined Twitter. Yup, his Twitter account is already popping with the same personality as he shows in real life. We had no idea that he was on Twitter going all the way back to May...

Brian Cashman on A-Rod Tweeting Rehab Progress: Shut the F*ck Up

  New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez joined twitter recently (to not much fanfare) and decided to update the twitter world on his progress rehabbing the injury that his kept him out of the lineup all season. Visit from Dr. Kelly over the weekend, who gave me the best news – the green light to play games again! http://t.co/RuzfXOJjHI — Alex Rodriguez (@AROD) June 25...

Brian Cashman Finally Told Alex Rodriguez To ‘Shut The F*ck Up’

(via Getty Image)As soon as New York Yankees paycheck collector Alex Rodriguez joined Twitter on May 31, I’m sure a lot of people shared a similar version of the thought: “Dude, this is a terrible idea.” I’m not sure what the once-beloved baseball star thought he had to gain by creating an account on the world’s third most hate-filled place, behind YouTube comments and...

The Real Reason Yankees GM Brian Cashman is So Angry With A-Rod

Sometime on Tuesday New York Yankees superstar Alex Rodriguez sent a simple tweet; nothing big or dirty or vulgar. It was something that Twitter was made for really. However, when word got to Yankees GM Brian Cashman he was mad. Very mad. Keith Allison/Flickr All A-Rod tweeted was that he had seen the doctor and was finally cleared to start playing games. Cashman took...

Yankees GM Brian Cashman Tells A-Rod to ‘Shut the F$%k Up’!

Even from Tampa, Alex Rodriguez has figured out a way to anger the Yankees. While the Yankees have repeatedly said the third baseman has not been cleared to begin a rehab assignment, Rodriguez said he was set to start playing games in Tampa this Monday. On Tuesday, Rodriguez went to Twitter to say that the surgeon who performed his offseason hip surgery, Dr. Bryan Kelly, gave him...

Cashman: A-Rod needs to ‘just shut the f— up’

New York Yankees general manager is pissed that third baseman Alex Rodriguez tweeted out an update on his rehab process, according to ESPNNewYork.com. “You know what, when the Yankees want to announce something, [we will],” Cashman told ESPN New York. “Alex 
RUMORS & GOSSIP

Novak Djokovic and girlfriend expecting first baby

Novak Djokovic announced some big news on Thursday — he and longtime girlfriend/fiancee Jelena Ristic are expecting their first baby. Nole announced the news via Twitter: Jelena is pregnant!!!We will be parents soon! #blessed Postacemo roditelji uskoro!!! #najsrecniji @JelenaRisticNDF pic.twitter.com/8WG1hocGIk — Novak Djokovic (@DjokerNole) April 24, 2014 Djokovic and Ristic...
Via Larry Brown Sports
11 hours ago  | 

Reds pitcher Alfredo Simon accused of rape in civil lawsuit

Alfredo Simon pitches against the Pirates in April 2014 (Credit: Associated Press) According to Rachel Axon of USA Today, Cincinnati Reds’ pitcher Alfredo Simon has been accused of rape in a civil lawsuit filed in Washington DC Superior Court. The woman, who filed the lawsuit as ‘Jane Doe’, is seeking $15 million in damages total ($5 million in compensatory damages and $10...
Via Reading Between The Seams
6 hours ago  | 

Jason Collins makes TIME's list of 100 most influential people

Veteran NBA center Jason Collins came out last year as the first openly gay player in any professional American sport. For this display of courage and individuality, Collins has been placed on TIME magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list. Per CBS: TIME revealed its annual list this week, with Collins in the “Pioneers” section among the likes of outspoken Seattle Seahawks...
Via New York Sports-Kings
15 hours ago  | 

Michael Pineda suspended 10 games for using pine tar

Major League Baseball suspended New York Yankees starting pitcher Michael Pineda 10 games on Thursday for using a foreign substance in Wednesday’s game against the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park. The 25-year-old was ejected in the second inning after the umpire checked out the substance. Pineda confirmed the substance was pine tar in his postgame comments in the visiting locker...
Via NESN.com
8 hours ago  | 

Seahawks too good to put home games on in prime-time?

Amid arguably a little too much fanfare, the regular season schedules for each and every NFL team was released on Wednesday evening. Of course in doing so, fans and media learned which teams landed the heavily coveted appearances during prime-time coverage. Prime-time games now amount to three weekly showcases, of course being “Sunday Night Football” […] The post Seattle Seahawks...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
15 hours ago  | 

Report: Texans considering trading with Falcons for #1 pick

The 2014 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and there is still no clear answer on what the Houston Texans will do with the number one overall pick. While there have been rumors that Houston is interested in everyone from Jadaveon Clowney to Johnny Manziel, recent reports seem to indicate that the Texans are likely to trade the pick. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported that most teams are...
Via BlackSportsOnline
8 hours ago  | 

Josh McRoberts fined $20,000 for elbow to LeBron's throat

Charlotte Bobcats forward Josh McRoberts has been fined $20,000 for his forearm/elbow to LeBron James’ throat, the NBA announced Thursday. McRoberts’ foul, which occurred with 50 seconds remaining during the Miami Heat’s 101-97 win over the Bobcats Wednesday, has been upgraded to a Flagrant 2. “Just kind of got caught up in the air there,” McRoberts said. “Came for...
Via Sports-Glory
10 hours ago  | 

Possible first-round draft pick Bradley Roby arrested for OVI

Rob Kunz of 10 TV in Columbus reports that Ohio State CB Bradley Roby was arrested Sunday for operating a vehicle under the influence in Columbus, Ohio.  Kunz adds that Roby has a court date scheduled for Friday. This is a bad look for a guy who is in the discussion to be a first-round pick. Roby is one of the 30 prospects who will be in attendance for this year’s NFL draft...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
9 hours ago  | 

Report: Aldon Smith avoids felony charge in airport incident

San Francisco 49ers linebacker Aldon Smith will not be charged with a felony for his alleged “false report of a bomb threat” at Los Angeles International Airport. The Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office announced in a press release Thursday it has passed Smith’s case to the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office for misdemeanor consideration, CSN Bay Area’s Matt Maiocco...
Via cover32 - 49ers
12 hours ago  | 

Dana White fine with Ronda Rousey calling Cyborg an 'it'

If it wasn’t crystal clear before, it certainly is now. UFC president Dana White has Ronda Rousey’s (pictured) back, no matter what. Rousey ignited a firestorm last week when she told Yahoo! Sports that Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino has transformed from a woman into an “it” due to countless years of steroid abuse. “This girl has been on steroids...
Via 5thRound.com
9 hours ago  | 
Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.