Apr 15, 2014, 11:33 AM EST
Hey, cut me some slack. There has been no Puig news since yesterday and I’ve already taunted Phillies fans twice today. I gotta feed at least one of my obsessions every few hours.
Apr 8, 2014, 5:25 PM EST
Henry Aaron is NOT The Home Run King. That sounds like I’m going to follow with some rant about Barry Bonds breaking his record and how terrible that was … but I’m not. My thought here has nothing to do with that. Henry Aaron is not the Home Run King because that silly title would do nothing but diminish his greatness.
Apr 8, 2014, 9:02 AM EST
God, A-Rod, you can’t buy of subjects of drug investigations and purchase stolen documents! That’s bad! Oh, wait. That’s what Major League Baseball did.
Apr 4, 2014, 9:37 PM EST
Mark Teixeira suffered yet another injury.
Apr 2, 2014, 12:20 PM EST
Seattle may have found a long-term building block in Brad Miller.
Apr 1, 2014, 1:00 PM EST
We may not have Alex Rodriguez to kick around anymore, but we can settle for his nephew.
Mar 28, 2014, 4:44 PM EST
In the wake of the Biogenesis scandal and Alex Rodriguez‘s subsequent 162-game suspension, Major League Baseball and many of its players have called for tougher drug testing and harsher suspensions for violations of baseball’s drug policy. They just got it. Major League Baseball and the MLBPA have announced that they have reached agreement on changes…
Mar 27, 2014, 8:10 PM EST
UPDATE: CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the deal includes two vesting options valued at $30 million each. If Cabrera maxes out the deal, he could make as much as $352 million over 12 years. 6:56 p.m. ET: The new money in the deal works out to eight years and $248 million, per FOX Sports’…
Mar 21, 2014, 10:32 AM EST
Yesterday I explained how misguided the New York Daily News was in painting A-Rod as a “deadbeat” for still having an outstanding balance on his legal bills. I explained how legal billing works and how unusual it is for anyone — person or corporation — to have settled a multi-million dollar legal bill scarcely a…
Mar 20, 2014, 6:22 AM EST
The New York Daily News has a story up today in which they try to paint Alex Rodriguez as a deadbeat for unpaid legal fees. Specifically, they have a source telling them that “A-Rod hasn’t paid millions of dollars in legal bills he owes.” Even more specifically “Rodriguez has paid some of the bills, the…
Feb 24, 2014, 6:00 PM EST
Let the record show that I gave fair warning: I thought Buster Olney might adjust his lists from Monday’s ESPN Insider column after being presented with the glaring omissions. Alas, I was ignored. The bulk of Olney’s column today was designed to point out how totally not overrated Derek Jeter is. He dives into the…
Feb 22, 2014, 7:25 PM EST
137 plate appearances with a 1.078 OPS will have an impact on an opposing manager. Among players with at least 100 PA against the Cardinals between 1996 and 2011 (the years in which Tony La Russa managed the red birds) former Astros first baseman Jeff Bagwell has the sixth-highest OPS against the Cardinals. Bagwell’s Astros…
Feb 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EST
SOCHI, Russia — Well, the overwhelming thing that is the Winter Olympics has completely thrown me off my 100 greatest baseball players ever schedule. So it goes. We’ll pick up where we left off after I return and recover and get back on U.S. time. I predict this will be sometime in July. In the…
Feb 14, 2014, 10:18 AM EST
I will remember you Will you remember me? Don’t let your life pass you by Weep not for the memories Alex Rodriguez‘s locker is empty. Nobody was assigned to it. — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) February 14, 2014 Sort of like what they did for Thurman Munson. Thoughts. Prayers.
Feb 13, 2014, 5:21 PM EST
I have zero reason to think that Derek Jeter ever used PEDs. I’d personally be surprised if he did. As would I assume most people. But I also think that his use or lack thereof, absent any actual information about it, is pretty irrelevant to our consideration of him as a player. There’s plenty there…
Feb 13, 2014, 6:57 AM EST
Has any player since Cal Ripken or Hank Aaron or Joe DiMaggio been so respected simply for being himself?
Feb 12, 2014, 2:55 PM EST
Not that he ever seemed particularly motivated by personal milestones, but any dream of 4,000 hits and a run at Pete Rose died for Derek Jeter when he suffered a fractured ankle in the 2012 postseason. Never healthy in 2013, he played in just 17 games due to a quad injury and continued soreness in…
Feb 12, 2014, 6:57 AM EST
The New York Daily News reports that, now that A-Rod has dropped his appeal and is accepting his suspension, Major League Baseball is going to drop the lawsuit it filed last March against Biogenesis, Anthony Bosch, Juan Carlos Nunez and multiple other defendants. Which, of course, just continues to underscore how legally baseless a lawsuit that was…
Feb 7, 2014, 4:37 PM EST
This is pretty unexpected. Alex Rodriguez has filed a notice with the court dismissing his lawsuit against Major League Baseball and the the MLBPA. It’s a voluntary dismissal pursuant to Federal Rule 41(a)(1)(A)(i), which means that he can re-file it at a later date if he wishes to. There is no explanation with the notice…
Feb 1, 2014, 3:09 PM EST
With Alex Rodriguez spending the season on the restricted list, this season will be the first since 1999 to begin without a member of the 500-homer club on a major league roster. The last time MLB was played without a 500-HR guy was 15 years ago. Eddie Murray retired after the 1997 season, leaving a…
Jan 30, 2014, 7:30 PM EST
Michael Young led the American League in hits for the second time in his career in 2011, finishing with 213. That brought his career total to 2,061 through age 34, and despite a late start — he didn’t collect his first hit in the majors until age 24 — he appeared to have some shot…
Jan 24, 2014, 11:03 AM EST
It’s a gimmick job offer, of course, and one that Alex Rodriguez is unlikely to accept. But it’s fun anyway: According to the Torrington Register Citizen, the Torrington Titans of the Futures Collegiate Baseball League have offered A-Rod an assistant coaching position. And he’ll make more money doing that than he will make from any other baseball…
Jan 24, 2014, 8:30 AM EST
Jonny Gomes met the media before last night’s Boston Baseball Writer’s dinner and he had some choice words for Alex Rodriguez, reports the Boston Herald: “He does steroids or whatever, it sucks. He does this or that, it sucks. He’s always in the news, it sucks,” the Red Sox left fielder told the Herald yesterday…
Jan 22, 2014, 9:25 PM EST
The Yankees made headlines when it was announced that they had signed Japanese pitcher Masahiro Tanaka to a seven-year deal worth $155 million. They were in need of rotation help and satisfied that need in a big way by signing the best free agent pitcher on the market. That the Yankees signed him came as…
Jan 22, 2014, 11:32 AM EST
Ken Rosenthal takes a good smart look at what has transpired with A-Rod, the MLBPA and Major League Baseball in the wake of the Biogenesis investigation and thinks that the union’s ire at Alex Rodriguez, however understandable, is misplaced. Rosenthal argues that the union should be thinking hard about just how much power MLB grabbed…
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