Found January 15, 2014 on
The Outside Corner:
The Alex Rodriguez saga took a bizarre twist on Wednesday, when Yankees' manager partner Hal Steinbrenner didn't rule out a return to the Bronx for his suspended third baseman in 2015. Ken Davidoff of the New York Post has the relevant quotes. âHeâs a great player,â Steinbrenner said in the Yankeesâ managing general partnerâs first public comments since independent arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced Rodriguezâs suspension from 211 games to 162 games. âI have not thought about 2015, nor am I going to right now. My focus has to be right now. But when heâs on and when heâs healthy, heâs obviously an asset. Weâll see what happens.â [...] âWhen Alex Rodriguez is healthy and himself, I think most objective baseball people would say he could be an asset to a club.â Steinbrenner has a valid point, and it's something I've harped on in the past. A-Rod was New York's most productive third baseman in 2013, even though he missed nearly three-fourths of the season.
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Alex Rodriguez in a game on 5/26/08 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
There is not much I can tell you that has not already been written about.
People are either siding with A-Rod, MLB or neither about whether the 162-game suspension was just or not.
After reading countless articles on this mess, I do not think either side is coming out of this looking good, and that is a...
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Of all the things people have called Alex Rodriguez in the past year, asset has to be one of the funniest.
Speaking publicly Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner called the third baseman âan asset.â
âHeâs a great player,â Steinbrenner said via the New York Post. âI have not thought about 2015, nor am I going to right now. My focus has...
PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. â Hal Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is âa great playerâ and âobviously an asset,â but the New York Yankeesâ managing general partner wouldnât discuss the third basemanâs possible return to the team following a season-long suspension.
Speaking to reporters at baseball owners meetings Wednesday, Steinbrenner said he isnât thinking about 2015...
MEXICO CITY â Alex Rodriguez says his season-long suspension could be a benefit, allowing him to rest and return to the Yankees for the final three years of his contract.
Speaking late Wednesday in Mexicoâs capital during a promotional appearance, Rodriguez declined to talk specifically about his suspension for violating baseballâs drug agreement and labor contract.
In what has been a whirlwind 36 hours since the announcement of at least 162 games of Alex Rodriguezâs suspension being upheld, writers and pundit are playing out future scenarios of âwhat will A-Rod do nextâ.Â Will he be in Spring Training? Will he get an injunction? The Long Island Ducks of the Independent Atlantic League might welcome him with open arms.Â The two-time...
This has to be a joke.
While in Mexico City promoting a gym heâs affiliated with, Alex Rodriguez spoke to the media for the first time since his suspension appeal was rejected and said baseball was doing him a âfavorâ.
âI think that in the year 2014, the league could have done me a favor because Iâve played 20 years without a timeout. I think 2014 will be a year to rest...
Alex Rodriguez is enjoying his retirement. [LAF]Perhaps he read the customer reviews on Haribo Gummy Candy...**Follow us on Twitter, Subscribe by Email, View via Our Mobile Site, or Return Home
Federal judges say two lawsuits Alex Rodriguez filed against Major League Baseball can remain on separate tracks for now.
U.S. District Judges Lorna G. Schofield and Edgardo Ramos issued a joint order in Manhattan on Friday granting a request by the New York Yankees' third baseman's lawyers. MLB and the Major League Baseball Players Association had asked that they be combined...
Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday as part of an effort to overturn his suspension. That suspension became effective on Saturday when arbitrator Frederic Horowitz issued a decision on Rodriguezâs appeal and reduced the sluggerâs penalty from 211 games to the entirety of the 2014 season [âŚ]
While the rest of the world of sports punditry feverishly debates whether or not Alex Rodriguez actually deserved his one-season ban from baseball for PED use, only one man was brave enough to actually step up and defend the embattled New York Yankees third baseman for doing what anyone else in his shoes would have done. That man? Stephen Colbert. Actually, thatâs not entirely...
More like Fat-RodâŚamirite?
Via Deadspin comes this picture of disgraced Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez looking more portly than usual. Apparently friends of Twitter user @GTMags ran into A-Rod on New Years Eve and he gladly posed for a picture with them in all his chubby, double-chinned glory.
At least now we know where all of Pablo Sandovalâs recent weight loss went.
Alex Rodriguez was just a few years too late.
Once upon a time, when Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa were crushing home runs all over the yard, a baseball nation soured by labor strife sat enthralled at each big fly. Finally, baseball was back. It was relevant again. Fast forward a few years later to Barry Bonds and his assault on the home run record. Fans now were skeptical, at best...
Oh.Â My.Â This is going to get ugly isn't it?
If you thought the whole Alex Rodriguez conversation was going to end once the three-time MVP was suspended 162 games by Major League Baseball...you were wrong.Â And, frankly, pretty naive.
Anyway.Â We haven't heard from Rodriguez (yet), but his lawyer Joe Tacopina is all over the place defending the New York Yankees...
Now that Alex Rodriguezâ career has quite possibly come to an end, itâs time to put it into some sort of historical perspective. Heâs not just the player whose career is apparently ending in disgrace, with any number of emerging subplots. Heâs also the Miami high school wunderkind, the Mike Trout of his time in [âŚ]
(Reuters Photo)You can't make this stuff up, folks. Alex Rodriguez is suing his sport, his unionâand, (since he's a member of the union) himselfâin an effort to overturn his 162-game suspension. The Fraudulent One's handlers announced on Monday that he will be filing lawsuits against both Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association in federal...