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. “He’s a great player,” Steinbrenner said in the Yankees’ managing general partner’s first public comments since independent arbitrator Fredric Horowitz reduced Rodriguez’s suspension from 211 games to 162 games. “I have not thought about 2015, nor am I going to right now. My focus has to be right now. But when he’s on and when he’s healthy, he’s obviously an asset. We’ll see what happens.” [...] “When Alex Rodriguez is healthy and himself, I think most objective baseball people would say he could be an asset to a club.” 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.

Yankees: 4 painstaking articles to read about Alex Rodriguez’s saga

Alex Rodriguez. 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...

Hal Steinbrenner: A-Rod is “an asset”

Source: Elsa/Getty Images North America 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 “an asset.” “He’s a great player,” Steinbrenner said via the New York Post. “I have not thought about 2015, nor am I going to right now. My focus has...

Hal Steinbrenner Won’t Talk About Alex Rodriguez’s Future; Derek Jeter Calls Situation ‘Messy’

PARADISE VALLEY, Ariz. — Hal Steinbrenner says Alex Rodriguez is “a great player” and “obviously an asset,” but the New York Yankees’ managing general partner wouldn’t discuss the third baseman’s possible return to the team following a season-long suspension. Speaking to reporters at baseball owners meetings Wednesday, Steinbrenner said he isn’t thinking about 2015...

Alex Rodriguez Says Missing 2014 Season Will Energize Him For Rest Of MLB Career

MEXICO CITY — 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 Mexico’s capital during a promotional appearance, Rodriguez declined to talk specifically about his suspension for violating baseball’s drug agreement and labor contract. Rodriguez...

Independent League Long Island Ducks eye signing of Alex Rodriguez

In what has been a whirlwind 36 hours since the announcement of at least 162 games of Alex Rodriguez’s suspension being upheld, writers and pundit are playing out future scenarios of “what will A-Rod do next”.  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.  The two-time...

Alex Rodriguez Now Says MLB Doing Him “Favor”

This has to be a joke. While in Mexico City promoting a gym he’s 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 “favor”. “I think that in the year 2014, the league could have done me a favor because I’ve played 20 years without a timeout. I think 2014 will be a year to rest...

A-rod's Gummy Bears were apparently not sugar free

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

Judges keep A-Rod's lawsuits on separate tracks, for now

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...

Rodriguez Arbitration Decision A Clean Sweep For MLB

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 Rodriguez’s appeal and reduced the slugger’s penalty from 211 games to the entirety of the 2014 season […]

Stephen Colbert Defended A-Rod’s Alleged Drug Use On ‘The Sports Report’

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, that’s not entirely...

Here’s A-Rod looking a little more pleasantly plump than usual

More like Fat-Rod…amirite? 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 Sandoval’s recent weight loss went.   The...

Alex Rodriguez Speaks Publicly About Season Ban

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...

A-Rod's Lawyer Calls Out "God-Like" Red Sox Player

Oh.  My.  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 were wrong.  And, frankly, pretty naive. Anyway.  We haven't heard from Rodriguez (yet), but his lawyer Joe Tacopina is all over the place defending the New York Yankees...

A-Rod as a Player, If We’ve Seen the Last of Him

Now that Alex Rodriguez‘ career has quite possibly come to an end, it’s time to put it into some sort of historical perspective. He’s not just the player whose career is apparently ending in disgrace, with any number of emerging subplots. He’s also the Miami high school wunderkind, the Mike Trout of his time in […]

Litigious A-Rod Sues MLB And His Own Union

(Reuters Photo)You can't make this stuff up, folks. Alex Rodriguez is suing his sport, his union—and, (since he's a member of the union) himself—in 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...
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