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Can A-Rod Still Play AND How Long Will He Play For?

By Helen Young, Contributing Writer So Can A-Rod Still Play? And How Long Will He Play For? So A Rod is back, and his PR team and many advisors are encouraging him to toe the line and court the affections of the media and the fans once more. First he showed up to training three days early, causing a complete media ... Read More »

Former Yankee Joba Chamberlain returns to Detroit

Lakeland, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Joba Chamberlain will return to the Detroit Tigers for the 2015 season. The right-hander joined the Tigers last year as a free agent and on Tuesday agreed to a second one-year deal with the team. “We are pleased that Joba is returning to our ballclub,” said Tigers president, CEO and general manager David Dombrowski in a ... Read More »

Angels’ Hamilton facing possible discipline from MLB

Tempe, AZ (SportsNetwork.com) – The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim announced that former American League MVP Josh Hamilton met with Major League Baseball officials on Wednesday over a disciplinary issue. The team declined to give any details of the meeting, which took place in New York and was first reported by the Los Angeles Times. “I can say that Josh ... Read More »

A-Rrives: Rodriguez reports to spring training

Tampa, FL (SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Rodriguez might be trying to show a less combative side, as the most controversial player currently on a major league roster reported to New York Yankees spring training — three days before position players are required to report. The 39-year-old veteran arrived at the Yankees minor league facility in the early afternoon on Monday and ... Read More »

Yanks, A-Rod Deserve Each Other

By Chris Ruddick – MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – Sometimes you are better off not saying anything. Nobody needed another apology from Alex Rodriguez. Not Major League Baseball, not the New York Yankees, not fans of the Yankees, nobody. Technically, I guess Rodriguez didn’t say anything on Tuesday. Whatever number apology from him it was, this ... Read More »

A-Rod apologizes to fans

(SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Rodriguez has released an apology to fans as he prepares to return to baseball after a year-long suspension for his role in the Biogenesis scandal. In a hand-written letter, posted on MLB.com and various other outlets, Rodriguez said he was responsible for his actions and was ready to resume playing baseball with the New York Yankees. Rodriguez ... Read More »

Yanks to retire numbers of Pettitte, Williams, Posada

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Yankees announced on Monday that Andy Pettitte, Bernie Williams and Jorge Posada — three esteemed contributors to the franchise’s most recent run of success — will have their numbers retired and a plaque dedicated to them in Monument Park during the upcoming season. The trio, who helped define a run of four World ... Read More »

A-Rod apologizes to Yankees’ brass

Bronx, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – Alex Rodriguez met with New York Yankees ownership and other team officials Tuesday and offered an apology for his actions over the past few years. A joint statement was released after the meeting, which included Yankees general partner Hal Steinbrenner, president Randy Levine, general manager Brian Cashman, assistant GM Jean Afterman, Rodriguez and his attorney, Jim ... Read More »

It’s getting close to A-rod time

By Chris Ruddick – MLB Editor, The Sports Network Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork.com) – How do you know baseball is right around the corner? Because there seems to be a new Alex Rodriguez story every day. It’s amazing we survived a whole season without him. But, yes, once we get that little football game out the way in Arizona, the sports ... Read More »

Mets agree to terms with Parnell

Flushing, NY (SportsNetwork.com) – The New York Mets agreed to terms with pitcher Bobby Parnell on a one-year contract Wednesday. Parnell, 30, appeared in one game last year before undergoing season-ending elbow surgery. The right-hander may not be ready for the start of the season, but he is reportedly progressing as scheduled. When healthy, he is expected to vie as ... Read More »