Articles matching tag: A Rod
- Column: Yankees Release A-RodAugust 25, 2016
Based on statistics, Alex Rodriguez is one of the greatest and most prolific players in MLB history. He is also one of the most polarizing and disliked players of his generation. A-Rod’s playing career seemingly came to an end after he was unceremoniously released from his contract with the Yankees on August 12. Because the 41-year old had another year remaining on the 10-year, $275 million contract he signed in 2007, the parties agreed to a new deal for the $6 million remaining this year and the $21 million owed for 2017. Under the terms of the agreement, A-Rod will be a special instructor and advisor for the team and report directly to Managing General Partner Hal Steinbrenner.
- Column: A-Rod and Yankees Dispute HR ObligationMay 4, 2015
If Alex Rodriguez and tranquility are an oxymoron, then A-Rod and controversy are a tautology; they mean the same thing. It would take a book to chronicle all the controversies A-Rod has spawned in his illustrious career. The latest occurred last Saturday when he clubbed a game-winning home run against the Red Sox. The homer tied him with Willie Mays for fourth place on baseball’s all-time home run list at 660. Not every game-winning home run is controversial, but A-Rod isn’t your ordinary baseball player.
- Column: A-Rod Admits to Using PEDsNovember 10, 2014
“He's a walkin' contradiction, partly truth, partly fiction.” The Pilgrim, Chapter 33 by Kris Kristofferson The Miami Herald reported last week that during a hearing with DEA investigators on January 29th, Rodriguez admitted buying PEDs from Tony Bosch, operator of the now defunct Biogenesis anti-aging clinic in South Florida. A-Rod also told investigators that he knew what he was taking – testosterone cream, gummies and hormone injections - was illegal and a violation of baseball's joint drug agreement. This is the same Alex Rodriguez who for two years had vehemently denied any involvement with Bosch or his clinic.
- Column: Five Facts About A-Rod's SuspensionJanuary 13, 2014
In the wake of MLB arbitrator Frederic Horowitz’ ruling that Yankees’ third baseman Alex Rodriguez should be suspended for the entire 2014 season, plus the postseason, here are five key facts about the decision. 1. Horowitz shaved 49 games off A-Rod’s original suspension of 211 games, subject to any playoff games the Yankees might be involved in this year. Nonetheless, it was the longest drug-related suspension in MLB history, exceeding the 105-game ban imposed on Miguel Tejada last year as a third time violator of the Joint Drug Agreement ban on amphetamines. The suspension will cost Rodriguez approximately $24 million in salary.