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Alex Rodriguez's second hip surgery must have Yankees feeling regret they signed him to long, lucrative contract
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.Upvote Share Tweet
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- The San Francisco Giants and free agent center fielder Angel Pagan have reached agreement on a four-year contract.Upvote 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 …Upvote Share Tweet(AP) -- Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera is going to play for Venezuela in the upcoming World Baseball Classic.Upvote Share Tweet
On the injury front, Phillies feel Yankees' painIf 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…Upvote 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Colletti calm, but knows he has work to doThe 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.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB, Having Given The Orioles' Owner Control Over Nats TV, Begs Fox To Buy Him Outdeadspin.com Dec 3, 2012Tucked 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…Upvote Share TweetThe Boston Red Sox are interested in Cy Young winner R.A. Dickey, according to a source.Upvote Share Tweet
‘Let them play!’: Bob Watson fondly recalls ‘Bad News Bears’ movie filmed at AstrodomeNASHVILLE - 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 ofUpvote Share Tweet
Jeter: No doubt I'll be in Opening Day lineupYankees shortstop Derek Jeter replied in the affirmative as to whether he'll be ready to play on Opening Day.Upvote Share Tweet
Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activityWe 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…Upvote 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.Upvote 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, …Upvote 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.Upvote 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Bobby Valentine joins Brian Cashman in rappelling down 22-story Connecticut buildingIn 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…Upvote Share Tweet
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 …