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Will Yankees' Alex Rodriguez play on his 41st birthday?

A-Rod's hitting .206 with nine home runs this year NEW YORK -- Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez turns 41 years old on Wednesday, the second-oldest non-pitcher in Major League Baseball in 2016, behind only former Yankees outfielder Ichiro Suzuki of the Miami Marlins. Will A-Rod see the field later on when the Yankees try to sweep the Houston Astros...
Via NJ.com
6 hours ago

Brian Cashman defends A-Rod despite season's struggles

Reports in recent days have indicated Brian Cashman has no intention of releasing the  struggling Alex Rodriguez, despite rumors stating otherwise. The New York Yankees general manager took it a step further during a conference call Monday by going to bat for the soon-to-be 41-year-old designated hitter, praising him for his hard work and dedication. Brian Cashman was...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
1 day ago  |  Discuss

'Almost no chance' Yankees release Alex Rodriguez, report says

Despite a lack of playing time, the Yankees don't seem ready to release Alex Rodriguez. When Alex Rodriguez's name wasn't in the Yankees starting lineup on Monday night in Houston, alarm bells went off. No, not the 'A-Rod is hitting eighth in a playoff game!' alarm bells that used to sound during his heyday and MVP with the Yankees. More like...
Via NJ.com
1 day ago

A-Rod: Ortiz deserves Fenway statue, street named after him

Ted Williams, Carl Yastrzemski, Johnny Pesky, Bobby Doerr and Dom DiMaggio all have been immortalized with statues outside Fenway Park — fitting recognition for five Boston Red Sox legends. Alex Rodriguez believes David Ortiz should receive the same honor after his storied major league career concludes this fall. “No one else can speak for that team like he can,” Rodriguez...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees have not discussed releasing A-Rod

The New York Yankees are reportedly hanging on to Alex Rodriguez for the time being. According to Christian Red of the New York Daily News, the Yankees have not discussed releasing Rodriguez with a year and a half left on his contract. The struggling Rodriguez has not had a hit since July 18 and has just four hits in the entire month of July. The Yankees have essentially relegated...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Yankees considering releasing Rodriguez, Teixeira

The make up of the New York Yankees might change in a big way if they decide to be sellers on the trade market. Players like Andrew Miller, Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran could be moved. A few other high-profile players could also be released. “Some New York Yankees people have discussed whether, if they decide to sell, they might consider releasing great veterans Mark...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

For A-Rod and the Yankees, something has to give

When a superstar entering his prime years signs a long-term contract, there’s the unspoken understanding that the end won’t be pretty. Beyond the glamorous picture painted by gaudy numbers early in the contract is the acceptance that the final years will be filled with regret. We all knew this when Albert Pujols signed his $240 million deal through his age-41 season, when Prince...
Via BP Bronx
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Alex Rodriguez won’t retire early or accept buyout

With the 40-year-old Alex Rodriguez scuttling mightily at the plate this season, the idea has been forwarded that perhaps he conceivably could decide to take an early retirement or perhaps even accept a buyout from the New York Yankees. Evidently, neither of those scenarios are ever going to happen, according to someone in A-Rod’s camp. FanRag Sports Network’s Jon Heyman writes...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
26 days ago  |  Discuss

This Might Be the End for Alex Rodriguez

Two opposing things can be true, I believe. Superstar players are probably the last to know when they’ve come to the end of the line. Declines can be so gradual they’re tough to detect if you’re just taking things day by day. If you listen to the players, they’ll insist they remain capable, even after they’re probably not. On the other side of the coin, no one loves to...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Rodriguez’s hamstring seems to be attached to his eyes

In everyday life we most commonly think of human bodies holistically. Walking down the street we tend to see the fine folk in our path as people instead of limbs, torsos, rib cages and facial features. Things are a little different when evaluating athletes. In baseball, arms, shoulders, elbows, legs, and hands are commonly scrutinized intently by scouts, fans and front office...
Via BP Bronx
June 23, 2016  |  Discuss
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