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Traded to the Yankees? You might get a text from A-Rod

For most players, being dealt from a team to the New York Yankees presents a great opportunity: you're joining a club with one of the richest histories in the league, and get to play in Yankee Stadium.But there's an additional perk that might come along with such a career move, apparently: receiving a personal text from your new teammate, Alex Rodriguez.Earlier in the offseason,...
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A-Rod is (inadvertently) hurting the Yankees

When Carlos Beltran signed a three-year, $45 million deal in the winter of 2014, the Yankees envisioned a light, manageable role for the then 36-year-old. He’d end his days as an everyday outfielder and slide into the designated hitter spot, where he could age like delectable cheddar cheese. And, in 2014, that plan was executed. Beltran spent 76 games at DH and 32 games...
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Do the Yankees have to worry about the Mets taking over this town?

We had quite the spirited debate on my Facebook page this past weekend about whether the Yankees had anything to fear from the Mets when it comes to being the big dogs in New York. After all, while it still sometimes seems like it was just a dream, the Mets did make it to the World Series last year!People think that the Yankees have owned this town forever. But if you look back at...
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When good news goes bad: Cuba's best remaining player has defected and wants to be a Yankee.

Yulieski Gourriel, viewed by some as the last great player in Cuba, has defected with his younger brother, Lourdes. The guy is just 31, plays 3B and 2B, hits for average and power, and he wants to be a teammate of Alex Rodriguez. Yeah, his longtime dream has been to play for the New York Yankees. This should be great news. This should have our owner donning his kinky boots. So...

How the Yankees are creating the next Core Four -- right now

Alex Rodriguez, Reggie Jackson headlining appearances at Captains Camp for top prospects Watch video With Derek Jeter retired, last season was the first in two decades in which a member of the Yankees' famed Core Four -- a handful of homegrown stars who led them to five World Series titles -- didn't roam the clubhouse in the...
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Yankees are Cuban slugger's preferred landing spot, but ...

Yulieski Gourriel has said he wants to play with Alex Rodriguez Watch video Yulieski Gourriel, long considered the best player remaining in Cuba, has defected with his younger brother, Lourdes, and the pair will be seeing major-league employment, according to multiple reports. And the elder Gourriel likely has his set on the Yankees...
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Alex Rodriguez, MLB manager? Yankees teammate believes it's possible

Despite the recent scandals, injuries, suspensions and other controversies continuously surrounding New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez, he has always seemed most comfortable when on the baseball field, playing the game that put him on the map.Rodriguez is signed with the Yankees through 2017, and the relationship between him and the New York ball club has seen it's share of ups and...
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez a future manager? 1 teammate thinks so

Could Alex Rodriguez go from the batters box to dugout? Andrew Miller thinks he has what it takes. Watch video From the moment Alex Rodriguez arrived in the majors as a teenager, his love for the game of baseball has been evident. Even through scandal, suspension and turmoil, the Yankees star has always seemed most comfortable...
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New York Yankees: Greg Bird likely out for the season

A question that the New York Yankees needed to answer entering spring training was: where would first baseman Greg Bird fit into their 2016 plans? With Mark Teixeira recuperating and Alex Rodriguez firmly entrenched as the team’s everyday DH, Bird would’ve likely been a part-time player for the Yanks who could fill in for either of those players if they got injured. Now, however...
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New York Yankees: Keys to Success in 2016

In 2015, the New York Yankees finished the season with an 87-75 record before being bounced in the American League Wild Card game against the Houston Astros. The Yankees led the division for the majority of the first half of the season until the Toronto Blue Jays surged by them. They had a 6-13 record against Toronto, the worst against any of their division rivals. Mark Teixeira...
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez posts photo with 'C' on his locker, but ...

Here's what's actually going on No, Alex Rodriguez isn't replacing his old friend, The Captain. But to the Yankees' brightest pupils, he might be one of the closest things to them. Rodriguez appears to be participating in this year's Captain's Camp at the Yankees' training facility in Tampa, Fla., according to a photo the designated hitter posted...
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MLB Network illustrates how dominant Yankees bullpen can be

MLB Network's Top 10 Right Now series ranked the best relief pitchers in baseball. Here's where Dellin Betances, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller came in. As the days tick away until spring training, the Yankees are dealing with injury news, roster holes and questions about offseason spending. But when pitchers and catchers report to Tampa...
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Which Yankee has the worst contract?

The Yankees are, quite notably, the only Major League team without a major-league free agent signing this offseason. There are many reasons for this, including a lack of glaring needs and a desire to get younger, but the primary explanation for Brian Cashman’s silence in free agency is money. The Yankees, weary of the annual luxury tax bills they’re always stuck with, are trying...
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Brian Cashman on A-Rod playing defense: ‘He just can’t do it’

New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman railed against the notion of Alex Rodriguez ever putting on a fielder’s glove and playing some defense, saying the 40-year-old designated hitter simply isn’t capable of it anymore. “He just can’t do it [play the field], so I see no sense in belaboring it,” Cashman said of Rodriguez, via the New York Post. “He is not capable...
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez 'just can't' play defense anymore, report says

Sounds like Rodriguez won't get a look to play first base in Greg Bird's absence Maybe Alex Rodriguez will never pick up a glove in a Major League Baseball game again. If you listen to Yankees general manager Brian Cashman, it sounds possible, if not likely. The Yankees aren't only going to skip giving A-Rod a try at first base in the wake...
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Actor Michael Imperioli ('The Sopranos') talks Yankees, Alex Rodriguez (VIDEO)

Imperioli hopes A-Rod breaks the all-time HR record Actor Michael Imperioli, perhaps better known as Christopher Moltisanti on HBO's "The Sopranos," grew up 15 minutes from Yankee Stadium, in Mount Vernon, New York, and said Wednesday that he's been a Yankees fan since birth. "The first game I went to I was three years old and it was Mickey...
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The Yankees' 5 (gulp) best out-of-position options at first base

From Chase Headley to (gulp) Alex Rodriguez Here's a look at five of the Yankees' out-of-position options to fill in for first baseman Greg Bird, should starter Mark Teixeira need time off and if Dustin Ackley doesn't work out as the backup. CHASE HEADLEY | Games played at first base in nine-year career: 10 | Headley played seven games there...
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Arguing if Yankees' Alex Rodriguez should retry 1st base experiment

Greg Bird's absence Watch video   Whether Alex Rodriguez should try playing first base for the Yankees was a question that never went away in 2015. And it's bound to come back in spring training.   That's because of Monday's news that first baseman Greg Bird will miss all of 2016 after he has season-ending surgery to repair...
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How the Greg Bird injury affects the New York Yankees

Greg Bird’s personality stood out just as much as his long home runs to right field did after being called up by the New York Yankees in August of last season. In baseball, every player comes from a different upbringing and must show that they can handle the Major League level both physically and mentally. Bird showed everyone he could handle both, but more importantly he could...
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Yankees should sign this free agent to fill Greg Bird role | Giglio

With Greg Bird out for the entire 2016 season, the Yankees can use depth and power. A former Bronx native would be a perfect fit. Watch video The news of Greg Bird's season-ending injury is the first troubling sign for the 2016 Yankees. While last year's power-hitting phenom wasn't even guaranteed a role on the big league club...
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Greg Bird to miss 2016 season with torn labrum

Mere months ago, Greg Bird stole Yankees fans’ hearts, but the love affair is already on hold. Bird will miss all of the 2016 season with a torn labrum in his right shoulder, the Yankees announced Monday. According to a news release, the injury is a recurrence of an injury first sustained last May. Bird will undergo surgery Tuesday, with the operation performed by Mets team physician...
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Yankees' Alex Rodriguez talks chasing Babe Ruth, Barry Bonds

40-year-old slugger proved in 2015 that he still packs plenty of power Watch video Just a year ago, the idea of Alex Rodriguez catching Babe Ruth on the career home runs list seemed farfetched to some. But after a surprisingly productive, fully healthy season, the Yankees slugger is within reach of Ruth, and could move past his...
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Will Alex Rodriguez Surpass Babe Ruth on the All-Time Home Run List in 2016?

 Love him or hate him, Alex Rodriguez has always had the propensity to hit home runs and lots of them. The often maligned Rodriguez is closing in on an historic accomplishment, one that he could even conquer in 2016. The slugger needs 27 round trippers to tie Babe Ruth for 3rd on the All-Time Home Run list with 714. A-Rod rejuvenated his career and his social standing with the...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Will A-Rod be able to replicate his 2015 success?

Coming off a year-long suspension, approaching 40 years old, and amid fears that he would alienate the clubhouse, management, and the fans, no one really knew what to expect from Alex Rodriguez during the 2015 season. So after hitting 33 homeruns and logging 523 at-bats, all the while staying out of controversy and looking like a kinder, more compassionate person off the field...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

7 milestones Yankees' Alex Rodriguez is likely to pass in 2016

Sammy Sosa, you're about to be passed in strikeouts
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