Alex Rodriguez calls suspension a ‘favor,’ views season-long ban as personal ‘Summer of George’

For the first time since an arbitrator ruled to trim Alex Rodriguez’s 211-game suspension every-so-slightly to 162 games — a full season, including any postseason — the exiled New York Yankees third baseman spoke publicly and briefly addressed the whole sordid saga. And his comments, as has been the case with everything with this story, […]The post Alex Rodriguez calls suspension...
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Alex Rodriguez says 2014 will be a 'good year to rest’

For someone who has a team of lawyers going after everyone they can in order for Alex Rodriguez to return to the New York Yankees for the 2014 season, it sure doesn’t sound like A-Rod is getting himself ready to play. In fact, it sounds as if Alex has resigned himself to the fact that […]Continue reading...
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WATCH: Mark Teixeira, C.C. Sabathia appear on Jimmy Fallon

On Wednesday night's episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, New York Yankees stars Mark Teixeira and C.C Sabathia made cameos on the show. Each player wore a wig and played the role of a female while re-enacting a scene from the play August: Osage County, culminating with Sabathia slapping Teixeira across the face (while wearing a shirt with a wolf head on it, no less). And...
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MLB Notes: Mark Reynolds Considering Several Offers

Free-agent infielder Mark Reynolds has received several offers and is expected to make a decision shortly.  Washington Nationals beat reporter provides some extra details.Mark Reynolds, a possible bench fit for the Nats, is weighing several offers and will likely make a decision by the end of the week.— Adam Kilgore (@AdamKilgoreWP) January 15, 2014By Keith Allison via Wikimedia...
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Travis Hafner joins Notre Dame College coaching staff

Former Indians slugger Travis Hafner has joined the Notre Dame College baseball staff, according to the NDC website: "Travis Hafner will join the NDC coaching staff, Head Coach Len Barker announced Wednesday. While he will focus on working with NDC hitters, he will help out in all areas." Hafner played 12 seasons in the big leagues with three different teams. He began his...
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Hal Steinbrenner: A-Rod is an asset

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...
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USADA CEO: A-Rod's alleged drug regime most potent we’ve ever seen

On Tuesday, we gave you a glimpse into what Alex Rodriguez’s alleged drug regime consisted of. Even I, someone that knows nothing about medicine, was struck by how detailed the regime was and all the many substances Rodriguez was taking. It turns out that I was right to be struck by Rodriguez’s alleged regime because USADA CEO Travis Tygart is also struck by it. In fact, after...
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This won’t end well: Inspired by Mariano Rivera, Bud Selig planning a farewell tour of MLB ballparks

Saying that he reaming completely committed to retiring at the end of the season, Bud Selig told ESPN.com that for his swan song as MLB Commissioner, he is planning a farewell tour of sorts and hopes to visit all thirty major league ballparks before the end of his 23-year tenure as Major League Baseball’s head […]The post This won’t end well: Inspired by Mariano Rivera, Bud...
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Let's face it: 2014 is Tanaka... or $189 million and retool

Between now and January 24, Masahiro Tanaka will decide the future of the New York Yankees. His agent will call Brian Cashman and give the verdict on whether the team should try to win this year or start looking down the road.Strange, how it's come to this, eh? We've tracked through a dead farm system, an aging lineup and the public banning of A-Rod. The Redsocks now sit...

Off the Trade Block, Ichiro is Likely to Stay

For a while it seemed like the writing was on the wall with Ichiro Suzuki and the New York Yankees. After Carlos Beltran and Jacoby Ellsbury were signed – with Brett Gardner going nowhere – it seemed that Ichiro was only the sixth best outfielder on the team. And with $6.5 million remaining on the final year of his contract, it appeared that there was no alternative other than...
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Yankees ink Brian Roberts to incentive-laden deal

Follow @Ryan_Kantor As reported by SB Nation’s New York Yankees site, Pinstripe Alley, Brian Roberts will be added to the Yankees 40-man roster now that the Alex Rodriguez suspension is official (thank goodness). Brian Roberts was a premier second baseman from 2003 to 2009 when his WAR ranged from 2.2 to 7.0. Since 2000, he hasn’t reached 60 games played in a single season. Roberts...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Five Teams Interested in Mark Reynolds

According to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, there are five MLB teams that have been showing interest in signing veteran free agent Mark Reynolds. The report states that the Nationals, Rangers, Twins, Orioles, and Yankees are the five teams that are showing the most interest in signing him. Reynolds would add power to any lineup that he is put in, but his batting average leaves something...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Let us now speak blaspheme: Derek Jeter should move to third base.

You know that old joke about the camel being “a horse designed by a committee?” Well, meet the current 2014 Yankees. Yesterday, the public tarring and banning of Alex Rodriguez formally began. It will peak this evening on 60 Minutes, when Anthony Bosch tells the free world about injecting A-Rod with steroids. This will be even uglier than the Golden Globes. Meanwhile, the...

Vernon Wells Designated for Assignment By Yankees – What’s Next?

On Friday, the New York Yankees designated outfielder Vernon Wells for assignment, furthering Wells’ slide from one of the league’s most feared offensively-minded outfielders to a journeyman who can’t stay on a team for more than a year. Wells, 35, appeared in 130 games for the Yankees in 2013, slashing .233/.282/.349 with 11 home runs spread across 458 plate appearances. In...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

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