Found January 21, 2014 on The Outside Corner:
New York, NY -- Despite the blizzard that’s descended upon New York and much of the Northeast, many members of the MLB community gathered today at the New York Marriott Marquis Hotel to support the 2014 “Going to Bat for B.A.T.” dinner to raise money for MLB’s Baseball Assistance Team initiative. Before the organization’s 25th annual fundraiser to support its financial assistance to members of the baseball family, media had a chance to meet with players, former players and managers in attendance for the event. Not surprisingly, the issue of Alex Rodriguez’s record 162-game suspension came up. And former Los Angeles Dodgers manager Tommy Lasorda -- never shy about expressing his opinions -- had a few things to say about A-Rod, steroids and cheating in the game. Cue the circus music. And away we go. On Alex Rodriguez’s record 162-game suspension: “He should have got more. What he’s done -- he’s trying to ruin the game. You can’t do that. He’s got his suspension. He should just sit

Here’s Alex Rodriguez jamming with a Mariachi band while wearing a sombrero (photos)

Alex Rodriguez has been on a Quixotic journey of sorts through Latin America as of late — he was in the Dominican Republic a few weeks back and in Mexico City last week — while his already-destroyed reputation continues to take devastating hit after devastating hit back here in the States. The latest damage being […]The post Here’s Alex Rodriguez jamming with a Mariachi band...

MLBPA player representative reportedly want to kick Alex Rodriguez out of the union

It’s pretty common knowledge that Alex Rodriguez has few friends in Major League Baseball. But throughout this whole ordeal with Major League Baseball, there hasn’t been a multitude of his peers speaking out against his decision to fight Bud Selig and the powers that be. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me in the least if many of his peers secretly cheered him on as he fought...

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter is finally healthy

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Yanks, Masahiro Tanaka agree to $155M, 7-year deal

The New York Yankees and prized Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka agreed Wednesday to a $155 million, seven-year contract. In addition to the deal with the 25-year-old right-hander, the Yankees must pay a $20 million fee to his Japanese team, the Rakuten Golden Eagles. After missing the playoffs for just the second time in 19 years, the Yankees went on a free-agent spending spree...

Are the Yankees getting a better pitcher than Yu Darvish in Masahiro Tanaka?

The Yankees landed Masahiro Tanaka on Wednesday to the tune of 7 years, $155 million. It’s a huge sum of money to pay for someone who has never pitched in the majors. But if anyone can take this type of gamble, it’s the Yankees. But let’s be clear, it is indeed a gamble. For $155 million, you’d expect an ace level performance. And though the Yankees already have CC Sabathia...

Brewers sign Lyle Overbay to minor league deal

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Masahiro Tanaka’s Deal With New York Yankees Also Impacts Boston Red Sox

The world can begin rotating again. The Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes finally has concluded, as the Japanese ace has signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees. The Yankees are swinging for the fences in 2014, and Tanaka should make New York better despite the inherent risk that comes with signing a high-priced international free agent. But what exactly does...

Brewers sign 1B Overbay to minor league deal

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Let us predict Tanaka's choice through reasoned analysis

It's simple. All we have to do is divine from what we know of him. Is he the sort of man who would pitch for the Cubs, the Dodgers or the Yankees? Now, only a great fool would pitch for the Cubs,  because he would know he'll never win a World Series. And he is not a great fool, so he should never pitch for the Cubs... But... because he knows that if he pitches for the Cubs...

CC Sabathia says he hasn’t lost any weight—he’s probably lying

Drake takes down Alex Rodriguez on Saturday Night Live

  Saturday Night Live spares no one in the public eye if they're easy to make fun of. Alex Rodriguez was no exception for this most recent episode. Drake hosted and actually did a surprisingly dead-on impression of the Yankees slugger. Blaming autocorrect and Jackie Robinson for his dilemma is comedic gold. Drake and the SNL writers get an A+ for taking down A-Roid...

Masahiro Tanaka officially a member of the New York Yankees

It has been a long time since any player has garnered as much attention and rumors from MLB as Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has, but a day after having the world totally confused with his asking of what Twitter picture to use, the player many in baseball believe can single handily turn a team around has finally made his decision. It is official, the master of suspense Tanaka...

Yankees Agree To Terms With Masahiro Tanaka

The Masahiro Tanaka sweepstakes are over and we have a winner! By agreeing to seven-year, $155 million contract the New York Yankees they have come to terms with free agent starting pitcher Masahiro Tanaka. BREAKING: Tanaka to #Yankees, seven years, $155M, opt-out after fourth year. — Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) January 22, 2014 MLB Network’s and insider Ken...

Masahiro Tanaka signs with Yankees for seven years, $155 million

Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka has never thrown a pitch in an MLB game, but he is already the fifth-highest paid starting pitcher in league history. According to Ken Rosenthal of FOX Sports, Tanaka has signed a seven-year, $155 million contract with the New York Yankees. A report last week indicated that the Chicago Cubs were […]
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