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  • Report: Billy Beane and Josh Donaldson were clashing

    When the Oakland Athletics sent franchise cornerstone Josh Donaldson to the Toronto Blue Jays the day after Thanksgiving, it raised way more questions than answers. Why trade someone that was considered your best player? Why do so with that player still under team control at a cheap price for the fo...

  • John Rocker to Woman on ‘Survivor’: If You Were a Man, I’d Knock Your Teeth Out

    Baseball fans knew that former MLB pitcher John Rocker and Survivor would be an interesting match. As it turns out, the 39-year-old still isn't afraid to say what's on his mind. On Wednesday's episode, Rocker responded to being called out by a female contestant by threatening to ...

  • Marlins president: We’re not trading Giancarlo Stanton

    Giancarlo Stanton’s talents are staying in South Beach. The Marlins have long expressed a desire to keep Stanton despite continued speculation Miami might eventually trade the two-time All-Star. Marlins president David Samson told the Miami Herald on Monday that Stanton is a big part of the organi...

  • Even the Yankees were caught off-guard by Derek Jeter’s retirement plans announcement

    To be somewhat surprised by Derek Jeter’s announcement on Facebook on Wednesday that he intends to retire at the conclusion of the 2014 season is a fair and reasonable reaction. And yet, it had to happen sooner or later and the fact that the longtime New York Yankees shortstop had a 2013 campaign ...

  • Why the Yankees Were Correct in Choosing Tanaka Over Cano

    When the New York Yankees watched Robinson Cano smile, don a cap with an “S” on it, and sign on the dotted line for a cool $240 million, they had to wonder what their future looked like. They had just watched the best player on the team sign with another squad (thankfully not a contending team)...

  • Yankees Hot Stove: If you were Tanaka wouldn’t you go to the Dodgers?

    Author Nicholas Sparks once wrote, “Truth only means something when it’s hard to admit.”  Clayton Kershaw pitching for the Los Angeles Dodgers. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) New York Yankees fans need to embrace the above because reality is the only time Japanese pitching phenom Masahiro Tanaka w...

  • Mattingly thinks Cardinals were relaying signs during playoffs

    Los Angeles Dodgers manager Don Mattingly feels like there is evidence that the St. Louis Cardinals were stealing signs during the 2013 National League Championship Series.  In particular, the puzzling rough outing by Clayton Kershaw in the decisive Game 6 in St. Louis.  According to Mark Saxon of...

  • To any Yankee fan who happens to read this post in the year 2018, we’re sorry about the Brian McCann thing

    OK, look: I'm not trying to be a downer. Really, I swear it. I understand that the Yankees had to do something, and signing a catcher is a worthy place to start.I just wonder if a 5-year deal (with an option on six) for a 30-year-old catcher is a smart long-range strategy, and - frankly - if there w...

  • How the Red Sox, Dodgers’ Futures Were Changed by Blockbuster 2012 Trade

    Safe to say, it will never happen again. In August of 2012, when the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers pulled off The Trade—involving big-name, big-money players Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett, high-end prospects like Allen Webster and Rubby De La Rosa and, oh, about $260...

  • Were A-Rod hearing supporters planted?

    Would you really be surprised if they were? View full post on Yardbarker: MLB...