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Lady At The Bat:
On this final podcast of the year I could not help talking about the tragedy that took place in Newtown, Ct on Friday. It was hard, but I did mange also to talk Yankees, including Kevin Youkilis and Stub Hub, as well as goings-on around MLB. Click the player below to listen:Leave your comments below or send me an email (firstname.lastname@example.org). You can also hit me up on Twitter (@LabyBatting) or leave me a voicemail at (347) 640-4259. As always, thanks for listening.
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The New York Yankee’s Alex Rodriguez or A-Rod if you prefer to call him that, ended last season with a whimper.
Then came word that he required hip surgery to get himself back together. It explained a lot of things and the word that a second surgery was required explained even more.
A-Rod ran into video camera’s and discussed the notion that 2013 may largely be a wrap for...
The market for free agent Michael Bourn continues to
develop, and there is some that believe the New York Yankees are “quietly
interested” in the center fielder, according to Nick Cafardo of the Boston
It will be interesting to see where Bourn’s market goes.
Some believe the Yankees are quietly interested and will pounce if the price
comes down, which...
Yankees legendary closer Mariano Rivera recently said he's completely confident that his surgically repaired knee will be good to go come Opening Day.
Los Angeles TimesDecember 15, 2012Dear Editors,May I gently suggest to Dodgers fans and Times columnists reveling in the certainty of a World Series in 2013 that history teaches otherwise?Throwing obscene amounts of money at athletes does not guarantee success. Plenty of teams have tried it and failed. Even the Yankees.The real deal with such apparently insane bingeing is not...
Adjusted numbers released today for the New York Yankees end of year payrolls just made their wallet hurt that much more. Late last week the Yankees were said to have been hit with a Luxury Tax bill of $18,917,994 on an end of year player payroll of $222,512,928.
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But, today, after accounting adjustments, that player payroll figure that accounts...
Seattle was once considered a possible landing spot for free agent outfielder Nick Swisher. The two no longer seem to be a match as the 32-year-old will no longer meet with the Mariners this week.
If Seattle were to sign Swisher they would forfeit the twelfth pick in the 2013 draft. Signing Michael Bourn would also cost the Mariners the draft pick.
Seattle has been trying to find...
Thanks to a site called Thuzio, anybody willing to dish out an X amount of dollars can do a various amount of activities with some of the world’s ‘top athletes.’ For a cool $4,000, Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova will come to your bar mitzvah, wedding, or anniversary party!
This is like the make-a-wish foundation for adults. Only it doesn’t necessarily involve kids that have...
Who’s the most borderline Hall of Fame candidate ever?
There will always be guys like Joe Jackson, Pete Rose and (more recently) all of the steroids era players, but opinion on them will always be greatly divided in both directions. You’re usually a vehement defender of Rose’s Cooperstown case, or you think he was a cancer upon baseball. Likewise, the steroids guys are usually...
Free agent outfielder Nick Swisher is touring the country like a rock star. In almost every city he stops, he is being wooed and showered with promises. Maybe it's more like a college recruiting trip than a rock show, but Swisher is definitely the rock star. He is now visiting the Cleveland Indians as the team tries to land him.
According to Paul Hoynes of the Cleveland...
NEW YORK (AP) The NHL's lawsuit against its players was assigned to a relatively new federal judge who is a longtime New York Yankees fan and a former federal prosecutor.
The sides didn't talk Sunday, the 92nd day of a lockout that is threatening to wipe out an entire NHL season for the second time in nine years. NHL players started voting on whether to have their union...
The Tribe’s busy offseason marches on, as Paul Hoynes is reporting that OF Nick Swisher will visit Progressive Field this week:
Swisher is the next big outfielder on the free-agent market following Josh Hamilton’s signing with the Angels last week. The Indians have been negotiating with him for much of the winter and he’s scheduled to visit Progressive Field on Tuesday or Wednesday...