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Normally, the Yankees have a policy about not discussing contract extensions with players prior to or during a season. However, that policy may be changing for all-star second baseman Robinson Cano. Yanks owner Hal Steinbrenner came out on friday and said that “there’s been a conversation or two” with Cano, who will be a free agent after the season. Steinbrenner went on to say that Cano has been a great Yankee, and that it’s his hope that the 30-year-old plays his whole career in pinstripes. Signing Cano won’t be cheap, however. He switched his agent to Scott Boras, hoping to get the most out of what will be a huge contract. Clearly the best player on the team, Cano would most likely want A-Rod type money. The fact that the Yankees are going against team policy on contract extensions shows how bad they want Cano to stay a Yankee for life. With Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera nearing the end of their careers, Cano would be the next homegrown player to be the face of the franchise for years to come. Couple that with the fact that the Los Angeles Dodgers have new found money and could potentially offer Cano a contract he couldn’t refuse, the Yankees would like to lock him up before he can test the market. Don’t be surprised now if Cano begins the season with a wealthy contract, or agrees to one at some point during the 2013 season. In 2012, Cano hit .313 with a career high 33 homers and knocked in 94 RBIs before completely disappearing in the playoffs. Look for Cano to have a monster season in a contract year.
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The PEDs (performance-enhancing drugs) scandal conveyed in the Miami New Times on January 29th is losing its creditability by the day.
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More specifically the accusations alluding to the use of multiple banned substances by New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez that he obtained though Anthony Bosch. Bosch ran a clinic that was a supposed source for professional athletes...
Curt Schilling is not holding back his feelings this week at all.
On Wednesday he reached out to ESPN and discussed the Boston Redsox and in doing so made some allegations regarding PEDs.
On Thursday he fired it up again with ESPN and took aim at Alex Rodriguez.
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In a bizarre twist, New York Yankees teammates Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter reportedly are both interested in the same New York apartment. Located on the upper end of Central Park in Harlem, the New York Post reports that the lavish piece of property is going for $9 million, occupies the entire 17th floor of the 111 Central Park North building. The apartment is also available for...
From the moment we laid our cards face-down and let Russell Martin walk off to Pittsburgh - confirming our heir owners as taxpayer-robbing cheapskates - 2013 became the Year of Austin Romine. For better or for worse.Of course, we still heard the front office infield chatter, squeaking like a vast field of meerkats which claimed Francisco Cervelli and Chris Stewart would handle the...
While much of the attention around Curt Schilling’s recent ESPN interview is on what Schilling said about his Red Sox days, those weren’t the only comments the pitcher made about baseball’s performance-enhancing drug culture.
Schilling, who turned quite a few heads by talking about PEDs and the Red Sox this week, also had thoughts about the recent fall of Alex Rodriguez. The...
York Yankees’ Ace pitcher CC Sabathia expects to be completely healthy for Spring
Training and, more importantly for the Yankees, ready to pitch on Opening Day. In
October, Sabathia had arthroscopic surgery on his left elbow to remove a bone
spur. In November, Sabathia reported feeling well, and he has begun throwing from
approximately 110 feet, nearly twice the distance...
If one thing can be said about Ivan Nova over his brief career already, it’s that he is very confident.
Confidence in sports is just as important as physical ability. It all starts with the belief that anything is possible – the talent will take care of the rest. Especially for a young starting pitcher in the majors, belief in your ability may be the most important thing.
What happened yesterday?
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First it was Yahoo Sports who reported the names of Milwaukee Brewers Ryan Braun and New York Yankees Francisco Cervelli.
The New York Daily News in a few hours later, identifying Jesus Montero of the Seattle Mariners.
Followed by SI’s Tom Verducci ousting the name of Detroit Tigers Jhonny Peralta.
Those are the latest...
It’s time to start looking ahead to the 2013 fantasy baseball season. With that in mind, this column will hope to shine a light on players who are noticeably affected by OPS:The post Does Curtis Granderson Have Teixeira Syndrome? appeared first on Fantasy Baseball Blog at Razzball.com.
University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) alum and current New York Yankee centerfielder (he also spent some time with the Detroit Tigers) Curtis Granderson has pledged the funding for a new multi-million dollar baseball stadium on the campus of UIC. The facility will be home for Flames Baseball, but more importantly, is intended to serve area youth and the Chicago community. Partnerships...