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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Yankees vs The Universe: Who Ya Got?

Mike Schmidt: The greatest of them all. But third base presents an interesting dilemma: Considering their careers in total, A-Rod and Schmidt are essentially a push. Had A-Rod played his entire career at the hottest of corners, Schmidt’s unquestioned status as the best of them all… is now questionable. Is it A-Rod’s fault he was good enough to play short?

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Yogi Berra: His post-baseball persona as a diminutive, cuddly fount of absurdist Zen koans bears no resemblance to the man in his playing days. He was revered by the writers (and his teammates) for his toughness, intelligence, skill and leadership on the field, and he dominated the MVP vote during his prime. His year-by-year MVP finishes, 1950-1956: Third, first, fourth, second, first, first, second.


Saturday, February 25, 2017

Nick Cafardo: Alex Rodriguez, The Mentor: ‘I want the kids to learn from my mistakes’

How many teams don’t know “framing isn’t the only attribute you’re looking for in a catcher”?

6. Matt Wieters, C, Nationals — Nationals president of baseball operations Mike Rizzo is a master roster builder. The signing of Wieters could bring dividends as the switch-hitter can still produce offensively. Wieters, 30, signed a two-year deal worth about $21 million with an opt-out after one year. He’s considered to be poor at framing pitches, but Rizzo is savvy enough to know that framing isn’t the only attribute you’re looking for in a catcher. Wieters handles a pitching staff very well. Rizzo has come close to replacing the offense he lost from Wilson Ramos in free agency.

Jim Furtado Posted: February 25, 2017 at 09:32 PM | 0 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, notes, yankees

Tuesday, February 07, 2017

Danny Goodwin: The Most Can’t Miss Prospect of All-Time

Only one player in the history of major league baseball was good enough to be selected first in the draft… twice.  He was chosen ahead of some of the best players in baseball history. And his story shows that extraordinary talent doesn’t guarantee extraordinary success at the Major League level.


Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Alex Rodriguez to host CNBC reality show featuring cash-strapped former athletes

Alex Rodriguez will host a CNBC reality television show featuring retired athletes who face financial troubles.

CNBC announced Tuesday that the show’s working title is “Back in the Game.” It will be co-produced by another former New York sports star, Michael Strahan…

According to a CNBC release, the pilot episode of “Back in the Game” will pair former athletes “in serious financial distress with money-savvy mentors who can help them get back on their feet.”

Mentor: Don’t plunge millions of your own money and state funds into a video game company.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: January 18, 2017 at 09:23 AM | 32 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, reality tv

Thursday, January 05, 2017


Monday, October 24, 2016

How two men brought hope back to the Chicago Cubs | FOX Sports

I’ve been impressed by Arod’s work as an analyst. He clearly works hard to prepare for the broadcasts.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 24, 2016 at 07:01 AM | 13 comment(s)
  Beats: alex rodriguez, cubs, red sox, theo epstein, yankees

 

 

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