Alex Rodriguez

Crisis Management

by Jake Kring-Schreifels

Flickr | Steve Paluch

Last week Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun was suspended for 65 games by Major League Baseball for violating its basic agreement and joint drug prevention and treatment program. He did not appeal the suspension, inferring that he knew the severity of evidence held against him, and the potential of lingering criticism that would follow him to every city the rest of the season. Finally, baseball got the man that had cheated them, on the field and in court.

The Rehab from Hell

by Kenny Ducey

Keith Allison/Flickr

When you get an update sent to your phone that one of Alex Rodriguez’s rehab games in AA-Trenton has been rained out, there’s a problem.

The injured Yankees third baseman has been a magnet to criticism ever since he managed just three hits in 25 ABs last postseason, yet somehow he’s turned into something of a good guy.

MLB.com’s Matthew Leach on One on One

by Nolan Silbernagel

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Nolan Silbernagel and Kris Venezia sat down with columnist for MLB.com Matthew Leach to talk about the state of the Yankees.  Leach weighed in on his thoughts about how the team has performed so far, what having Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter back will do for the Pinstripes, and who the first half MVP of the Bronx Bombers has been so far this year.

Why Tuesday’s PED Report Means Absolutely Nothing

by Kenny Ducey

Flickr | Keith Allison

A report Tuesday in the Miami New Times names Alex Rodriguez, Gio Gonzalez, Nelson Cruz, Bartolo Colon, and Melky Cabrera as steroid-users. For Cabrera, this isn’t really news. The other four, though, would be in hot water – if this was a very legitimate revelation. Rodriguez, who said he stopped ‘roiding years ago, could be exposed as a user more recently.