Alex Rodriguez Criticized For Showing Up Early To Camp

Yankees position players are scheduled to report to spring training on Wednesday. Alex Rodriguez showed up yesterday to start working out and running drills. Naturally, the New York Daily News, which has been leading the torches-and-pitchforks mob against Rodriguez for a long time, found someone who took offense to… » 2/24/15 9:07am Tuesday 9:07am

CC Sabathia Gained A Bunch Of Weight, On Purpose

Yankees starter CC Sabathia (the epithet "Yankees ace" is probably long out-of-date, as he's coming off two very rough seasons) reported to camp at 305 pounds, about 30 pounds heavier than he was last spring. That's good, if only because he doesn't look like a stranger. But Sabathia believes his regained bulk should… » 2/23/15 8:45am Monday 8:45am

This Big A-Rod Profile Might Actually Make You Feel Bad For A-Rod

J.R. Moehringer has a huge feature about Alex Rodriguez on ESPN.com today. It's a well-reported, in-depth look at everything Rodriguez has been up to since being banned from baseball for 162 games for using PEDs. There's a lot going on in the story, and you should really read the whole thing, but perhaps most… » 2/18/15 10:42am 2/18/15 10:42am

A-Rod Apologizes To Fans With Dopey Handwritten Letter

This is wonderful. Alex Rodriguez has released a handwritten(!) letter in which he apologizes to all of his fans for, uh, whatever it is we've all decided he needs to apologize for. This idea was surely thought up by some overpaid brand consultant. "Alex, our data shows that baseball fans associate handwriting with… » 2/17/15 1:31pm 2/17/15 1:31pm

Goodbye To Old-Ass Jason Giambi, Who Refused To Go Down A Villain

Jason Giambi is retiring. At age 44, the slugger announced yesterday that his gradual disappearance from the game—one that began all the way back in 2009, when Giambi remade himself into a grizzled pinch-hitter and nominal player-coach—has reached its terminus. His career probably should have ended long before… » 2/17/15 1:21pm 2/17/15 1:21pm

The Yankees Will Sell Their Past Until There's Nothing Left Of It

The Yankees announced yesterday that they will retire the numbers of Andy Pettitte, Jorge Posada, and Bernie Williams, and that all three—along with Willie Randolph—will receive plaques in Monument Park in four different ceremonies spread across the season. No American sports team has made such an art of monetizing… » 2/17/15 10:48am 2/17/15 10:48am

A-Rod Turns To Unlikely Source To Assist His Comeback: Barry Bonds

At 39 and having missed the entire 2014 season due to suspension, Alex Rodriguez is attempting an improbable comeback. His skills were already rapidly declining in 2013—in 44 games he posted his lowest batting average and slugging percentage since 1995, and his fielding has been getting worse for half a decade… » 1/20/15 11:10pm 1/20/15 11:10pm

Alex Rodriguez Peed On My Floor, Says Wife Of A-Rod's Cousin

We can't be much clearer than that headline. Carmen Sucart, wife of A-Rod's cousin Yuri, says a few years back, Rodriguez once came to the Sucarts' house (that A-Rod gave to them) and threatened them to keep their mouths shut about his performance-enhancing drug use. Then, he peed on the floor as a message. » 11/06/14 1:52pm 11/06/14 1:52pm

A-Rod Snitched On A-Rod During Meeting With DEA

Ever since getting popped with a 162-game performance enhancing drug suspension based on information that MLB obtained by strong-arming Miami steroid peddler Anthony Bosch, Alex Rodriguez has denied ever taking performance enhancing drugs. Now, thanks to documents obtained by the Miami Herald, we know for certain that… » 11/05/14 11:09am 11/05/14 11:09am

Report: Joe Girardi Called Out Yankees Before Jeter's Final Home Game

The Derek Jeter farewell tour is nice, but it's also serving as a distraction for a large concern in the Bronx: The Yankees have now missed the postseason for a second straight season. Excluding the 1994 season, which had no playoffs due to a strike, that hasn't happened since 1992-1993. Manager Joe Girardi made sure… » 9/28/14 12:24pm 9/28/14 12:24pm