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Alex Rodriguez's second hip surgery must have Yankees feeling regret they signed him to long, lucrative contractUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share Tweet
So this is what the Yankees hope, going into a season that might not start for Alex Rodriguez until he has turned 38: That the reason he looked as washed up as he did in the postseason of 2012 was because he now has two old-man hips instead of one.
Share TweetSAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants and free agent center fielder Angel Pagan have reached agreement on a four-year contract.Share TweetThe Phillies have some interest in Rangers infielder Michael Young, and there are other clubs looking for a third baseman. The Yankees are among those teams now that Alex Rodriguez will miss at least the first three months of the season because of left …Share Tweet(AP) -- Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is going to play for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.
On the injury front, Phillies feel Yankees' painUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetIf anybody could empathize with the news that broke that Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez is expected to miss the first three months of the season recuperating from surgery to repair a torn labrum in his left hip, it's Phillies general manager Ruben…Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A person familiar with the negotiations says catcher Mike Napoli and the Boston Red Sox have agreed to a $39 million, three-year contract.
Colletti calm, but knows he has work to doUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetThe Dodgers have the highest payroll in the Major Leagues at $198.3 million, having pushed the Yankees down from their perennial perch, and Los Angeles doesn't appear to be finished spending.
MLB, Having Given The Orioles' Owner Control Over Nats TV, Begs Fox To Buy Him OutUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetTucked away in this Sports Business Daily article about Fox's ongoing quest to amass an empire of regional sports networks is this nugget, concerning Fox's attempts to buy MASN, the network that broadcasts Orioles and Nationals games, from Orioles owner…Source: deadspin.comShare TweetThe Boston Red Sox are interested in Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, according to a source.
‘Let them play!’: Bob Watson fondly recalls ‘Bad News Bears’ movie filmed at AstrodomeUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetNASHVILLE - Bob Watson has held many roles during his life in baseball. He was an MLB vice president, a World Series-winning GM of the Yankees and he hit 184 home runs over a 19-year career that includes time with the Astros, Yankees and Braves. One of
Jeter: No doubt I'll be in Opening Day lineupUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetYankees shortstop Derek Jeter replied in the affirmative as to whether he'll be ready to play on Opening Day.
Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activityUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetWe kept a running list of trades and signings that went down during the winter meetings. Thanks for reading and come back for more signings and trades as the offseason continues! Thursday Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May Fo…Share TweetThe Red Sox added Mike Napoli. The Yankees suddenly need a third baseman. And the game's top two free agents remain up for grabs. Jay Jaffe analyzes the week's key questions.Share TweetNASHVILLE -- An idea has germinated in the minds of some clubs that Josh Hamilton can be had for as little as four years. I don't blame teams such as the Red Sox, Orioles, Brewers and Mariners for thinking Hamilton comes with enough concerns (injuries, …Share TweetNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Former New York Yankees owner Jacob Ruppert, longtime umpire Hank O'Day and barehanded catcher Deacon White have been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame for their excellence through the first half of the 20th century.Share TweetFree agent first baseman James Loney has agreed to a one-year, $2 million contract with the Tampa Bay Rays pending a physical exam, said a baseball source.
Bobby Valentine joins Brian Cashman in rappelling down 22-story Connecticut buildingUpdated Dec 3, 2012 Share TweetIn what has become a yearly tradition, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman prepared for the Winter Meetings by donning an elf suit and rappelling down the side of the 22-story Landmark Building in downtown Stamford, Conn. Only this time, in a…
Yankees' Third-Base OptionsDec 3With the news that Alex Rodriguez will need hip surgery, Keith Law looks at the top third-base options for the Yankees.
MLB Winter Meetings Morning UpdateDec 3Buster Olney reports on Alex Rodriguez's need for more surgery, the chances that the Mets will trade R.A. Dickey, and possible free-agent destinations for Josh Hamilton.
Napoli Agrees To Deal With Red SoxDec 3Richard Durrett, Jim Bowden and Jayson Stark discuss Mike Napoli's three-year deal with the Red Sox.
East Side -- Shorter NBA season unnecessaryDec 3Shorten the season? There's too much money in an 82-game season, and losing a few games does little to help anyone.
West Side - NBA schedule should be 78 gamesDec 3No reason to sit starters if NBA scales back regular season by four games.
Peter King: Crennel, Quinn open up on Chiefs' inspired win with heavy hear…Dec 3On Sunday morning, I was talking to Joe Linta, the agent for the late Jovan Belcher, about the state of mind that might have made the Chiefs linebacker shoot his live-in girlfriend nine times with his own mother in the house and then, less than an hour …