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  1. Rob Manfred calls Alex Rodriguez’s career “sad” and “tarnished”

    Oct 31, 2013, 10:19 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    The World Series is over, but the games continue between Major League Baseball and Alex Rodriguez. After Bud Selig said during the World Series that he was “very comfortable” with how MLB handled their investigation, Rodriguez fired back today by directly criticizing the commissioner. Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York has the statement in full:…

  2. Are the Yankees preparing for a shopping spree?

    Oct 18, 2013, 7:45 PM EST

    Tampa Bay Rays v New York Yankees

    Sources close to ESPN’s Andrew Marchand tell him that the Yankees are preparing for a shopping spree that could total as much as $300 million. Marchand recalls that the last time the Yankees unloaded that much money in a single off-season came after the 2008 season, when the Yankees committed a total of $423 million…

  3. Mike Lupica continues to show his legal expertise

    Oct 18, 2013, 11:43 AM EST

    Lupica

    Today Mike Lupica writes about the A-Rod appeal. As my post from this morning suggests, I’m actually with him regarding how much of a clown show the protests outside of the arbitration have become. But of course Lupica can’t make one decent point and get off it. He has to use it as a new…

  4. Oh, now New York politicians are getting in on the A-Rod protests

    Oct 18, 2013, 8:30 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Much more of this insane stuff and I’m gonna hop off of the Team A-Rod bandwagon: At a news conference held outside MLB’s Park Avenue offices, where Rodriguez’s appeal completed its seventh day Thursday, New York state Sen. Ruben Diaz, state Sen. Adriano Espaillat, Assemblywoman Gabriela Rosa and Hispanics Across America president Fernando Mateo went…

  5. Help A-Rod via an online petition, read a book about him allegedly hiring prostitutes

    Oct 17, 2013, 11:03 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    Meanwhile, in A-Rod land: There’s a book coming out about A-Rod that threatens to totally change the way we think about rich, narcissistic athletes who have trouble relating to normal human beings. And by “change the way we think about” I mean “totally, undeniably confirm the way we think about rich, narcissistic athletes.” Also: there…

  6. Report: A-Rod and Bosch’s lawyers almost came to blows

    Oct 15, 2013, 10:32 AM EST

    Joe Tacopina

    Now, keep in mind this is from the Daily News so there is probably a decent intensity markup in the reporting compared to what happened in reality, but given that it’s Joe Tacopina, there’s a chance this is actually underplayed: Alex Rodriguez decided last summer that he needed a street fighter in his corner to…

  7. Shane Victorino ties post-season record with ninth HBP

    Oct 13, 2013, 8:37 PM EST

    ALCS - Detroit Tigers v Boston Red Sox - Game One

    Red Sox outfielder Shane Victorino moved into a tie with Alex Rodriguez for the most post-season HBP’s in the bottom of the first inning of NLCS Game 2. Tigers starter Max Scherzer drilled Victorino in the left shoulder with a 91 MPH fastball, his ninth career in the post-season. The errant pitch put a runner…

  8. Report: Alex Rodriguez is also at odds with the players union

    Oct 5, 2013, 4:48 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez AP

    We learned yesterday that Alex Rodriguez filed separate lawsuits against Major League Baseball and a Yankees team doctor, but there’s still plenty of drama where that came from. According to Serge F. Kovaleski and Steve Eder of the New York Times, Rodriguez grew so frustrated with what he perceived to be lack of support from…

  9. Report: Alex Rodriguez files second suit, this for malpractice

    Oct 4, 2013, 6:05 PM EST

    New York Yankees' Rodriguez speaks with reporters following his rehab assignment for Tampa Yankees in a minor league baseball game against Bradenton Marauders in Tampa

    Because he’s already on the hook for the lawyers anyway, Alex Rodriguez reportedly filed his second suit of the day this afternoon, alleging medical malpractice from the Yankees team doctor and New York Presbyterian Hospital. The news comes down from ESPNNewYork.com’s Andrew Marchard, who also had the scoop in August that Rodriguez was preparing such…

  10. A-Rod’s lawsuit: dropping bombs, but maybe he has a grander tactical plan

    Oct 4, 2013, 1:32 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    I finally finished reading A-Rod’s lawsuit against Major League Baseball.  If you haven’t read it, go here. It may be one of those most over-the-top, Earth-scorching lawsuits I’ve ever seen. Certainly in a sports context. It’s Alex Rodriguez attempting to put Bud Selig and Major League Baseball on trial for Collusion against free agents in the…

  11. Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball

    Oct 4, 2013, 10:30 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez

    Alex Rodriguez has sued Major League Baseball. Here’s a link to the complaint. It’s a barnburner. And hey, a HardballTalk post is quoted in paragraph 37! In the complaint Bud Selig and Major League Baseball are accused of acting underhandedly, pursuing A-Rod in a “witch hunt,” violating the Joint Drug Agreement and Collective Bargaining Agreement and…

  12. Bill Madden is still talking about Alex Rodriguez for some reason

    Sep 27, 2013, 3:38 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees

    It’s almost admirable to see a guy who has been as wrong on an issue as Bill Madden of the Daily News has been on A-Rod keep plugging away at it anyway. Over the summer Madden reported that A-Rod was looking for a way to retire. He did not retire. He reported that A-Rod was…

  13. Not so fast: GM says Alex Rodriguez is not skipping Yankees’ final series

    Sep 26, 2013, 3:25 PM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    UPDATE: General manager Brian Cashman denied the New York Daily News report linked below, calling it “not accurate” and telling Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that Rodriguez has not asked to skip the final road trip. UPDATE #2: Joe Girardi also chimed in, saying he expects Rodriguez to be in Houston because “he…

  14. Bud Selig makes it official: He’ll step down in January of 2015

    Sep 26, 2013, 2:01 PM EST

    Bud Selig

    Bud Selig insisted way back in July of 2012 that he planned to step down following the 2014 season and today he made it official, announcing that he will cease being Commissioner in January of 2015. Selig, who will turn 80 in July, has been running MLB since 1992, for six years as interim Commissioner…

  15. Yankees eliminated with Indians’ victory

    Sep 25, 2013, 10:47 PM EST

    Yankees' Ryan, Cano and Reynolds wait for new pitcher after the Rays scored four runs in MLB game in New York

    It’s official: the Yankees’ season is over after 162 games for just the second time in the wild card era. The Bombers were eliminated from contention when the Indians topped the White Sox 7-2 on Wednesday evening. Just a few minutes later, they wrapped up an 8-3 loss to the Rays, leaving them with an…

  16. Roger Clemens is going to be part of Mariano Rivera’s farewell in Houston

    Sep 25, 2013, 11:08 AM EST

    Roger Clemens

    The Yankees finish in Houston. And, as has happened in every other city Mariano Rivera has bid farewell, he will get a sendoff there too. And an old friend will be part of that: Rivera’s final goodbye ceremony will come in Houston, where the Yankees will play their last game of the regular season against…

  17. Jason Giambi walks off for Indians after Chris Perez blows lead

    Sep 24, 2013, 10:25 PM EST

    Jason Giambi

    There’s a little magic left in Jason Giambi‘s bat after all. The 42-year-old former MVP, who entered with a .177 average in 181 at-bats this season, hit a walkoff homer off Addison Reed in the bottom of the ninth, giving the Indians a 5-4 win over the White Sox on Tuesday. It was the Indians’…

  18. The best defense Alex Rodriguez can buy

    Sep 24, 2013, 9:49 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Reuters

    Alex Rodriguez‘s appeal is slated to begin on Monday in New York. Today the New York Times has a rundown of his legal and P.R. team. This quote sums it up pretty well: “Everyone has a right to the best defense money can buy, and Alex Rodriguez has got a lot of money, so he’s…

  19. Alex Rodriguez passes Lou Gehrig as all-time grand slam leader

    Sep 20, 2013, 11:20 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v New York Yankees

    Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez put his team up 5-1 with a seventh-inning grand slam against Giants reliever George Kontos. The slam was Rodriguez’s 24th of his career, overtaking Yankees great Lou Gehrig’s Major League record. David Robertson and Mariano Rivera teamed up to keep the Giants off the board in the eighth and ninth…

  20. Alex Rodriguez had no idea Andy Pettitte was retiring

    Sep 20, 2013, 10:15 PM EST

    a-rod reuters yankees

    Once Yankees starter Andy Pettitte made the announcement that he is calling it quits after the 2013 season ends, it seemed like everybody on planet Earth knew about it. Columns about the lefty’s Hall of Fame case were quickly scrawled and editorials about his history with performance-enhancing drug use made the rounds. One player, though,…

  21. Mariano Rivera is Alex Rodriguez’s role model

    Sep 17, 2013, 11:05 AM EST

    Mariano Rivera Getty

    Alex Rodriguez on Mariano Rivera, after calling him not just one of the best pitchers ever, but one of the best athletes of all time in any sport: . . . the biggest compliment or the biggest way I can share with all our fans and specially Mariano Rivera fans is that when the moment…

  22. The Yankees need to get a shortstop this winter

    Sep 16, 2013, 9:26 AM EST

    Derek Jeter

    It’s not often that I agree with John Harper of the Daily News, but I think his latest column is pretty much on point. The point: the Yankees can’t take a wait-and-see approach with Derek Jeter‘s health and effectiveness. They need to get an everyday shortstop this winter, making it official that Jeter will be…

  23. Red Sox sweep away Yankees to continue incredible run

    Sep 15, 2013, 11:35 PM EST

    Red Sox' Bogaerts singles in the seventh inning of their American League MLB baseball game against the Yankees at Fenway Park in Boston

    Mariano Rivera was honored Sunday prior to his last ever regular-season appearance at Fenway Park. The Red Sox made sure that was the only time he’d see the mound all weekend. The Red Sox shook off a first-inning Yankees run with three of their own and routed the Bombers 9-2 for a three-game sweep in…

  24. Alex Rodriguez limited to DH duties due to sore hamstring

    Sep 14, 2013, 10:40 AM EST

    Alex Rodriguez Getty

    Bothered by a sore left hamstring, Alex Rodriguez will make his fourth straight start out of the DH spot this afternoon against the Red Sox. He’s nowhere close to 100 percent at the moment, as he had the chance to score the go-ahead run last night on a double by Robinson Cano, but had to…

  25. Chris Davis joins the 50-homer club

    Sep 13, 2013, 9:26 PM EST

    New York Yankees v Baltimore Orioles

    Orioles first baseman Chris Davis became the first Major Leaguer to hit 50 home runs in a single season since Jose Bautista hit 54 in 2010. With the game tied 3-3 in the top of the eighth, Davis drove a Steve Delabar 2-2 change-up to left-center for his milestone home run, putting the Orioles ahead…

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