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    Has to be one of the greatest pitching performances of all time...that was crazy! Especially with how bad the other starters did for San Fran.
    I've never seen a pitching performance like that in the post season. He allowed just one hit while on the mound? Yeah. Pretty amazing. Did he get MVP?
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    Yuppers to MVP...it was one run though not one hit (over ... 21ish innings?)

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    The Hall of Fame ballot was released today - most notable 1st time nominees are Randy Johnson, John Smoltz and Pedro Martinez.

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    A-Rod Turns To Unlikely Source To Assist His Comeback: Barry Bonds

    At 39 and having missed the entire 2014 season due to suspension, Alex Rodriguez is attempting an improbable comeback. His skills were already rapidly declining in 2013—in 44 games he posted his lowest batting average and slugging percentage since 1995, and his fielding has been getting worse for half a decade now—and that probably wasn't halted while he was absent for a year. So this offseason, Alex Rodriguez is turning to someone new to get back on track: Barry Bonds. Via the San Francisco Chronicle:

    Bonds’ latest pupil has been out of the game since 2013, has hip issues and turns 40 in July, but Rodriguez is gung ho about returning to the Yankees and is all ears around Bonds. A-Rod posted on Instagram two photos of him swinging a bat with these words: “Starting the year in the cage.”

    Turns out the photos were taken in San Rafael at the Future Prospects facility owned and run by Charles Scott, Bonds’ friend and Arizona State teammate who played nine seasons in the minors and scouted for nine more with the Rays, Diamondbacks and Nationals. There, Bonds has worked with A-Rod as he did with Morse, Pablo Sandoval, Brandon Crawford and other Giants during his week-long stint in Scottsdale last spring.
    This pairing is too perfect. Barry Bonds had to adjust to (probably) hitting clean as a baseball old-timer after (probably) using steroids during his greatest seasons, and now Alex Rodriguez (probably) is going to try and do the same thing. They're also both near-universally reviled—though Bonds probably less so as he hasn't really been in the spotlight for seven seasons—so it's not like either of them are taking a hit to their reputation by associating.

    The $64 million that the Yankees still owe Rodriguez is guaranteed, but he can gain an additional $30 million in bonuses by hitting certain home run milestones in his (likely futile at this point) quest to overtake Bonds as baseball's all-time home run leader. If Bonds can help Rodriguez can play as well at 39 as he did at 42, he might just add to his swimming pool of money.

    http://deadspin.com/a-rod-turns-to-u...ack-1680808241
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    A-Rod Turns To Unlikely Source To Assist His Comeback: Barry Bonds

    At 39 and having missed the entire 2014 season due to suspension, Alex Rodriguez is attempting an improbable comeback. His skills were already rapidly declining in 2013—in 44 games he posted his lowest batting average and slugging percentage since 1995, and his fielding has been getting worse for half a decade now—and that probably wasn't halted while he was absent for a year. So this offseason, Alex Rodriguez is turning to someone new to get back on track: Barry Bonds. Via the San Francisco Chronicle:



    This pairing is too perfect. Barry Bonds had to adjust to (probably) hitting clean as a baseball old-timer after (probably) using steroids during his greatest seasons, and now Alex Rodriguez (probably) is going to try and do the same thing. They're also both near-universally reviled—though Bonds probably less so as he hasn't really been in the spotlight for seven seasons—so it's not like either of them are taking a hit to their reputation by associating.

    The $64 million that the Yankees still owe Rodriguez is guaranteed, but he can gain an additional $30 million in bonuses by hitting certain home run milestones in his (likely futile at this point) quest to overtake Bonds as baseball's all-time home run leader. If Bonds can help Rodriguez can play as well at 39 as he did at 42, he might just add to his swimming pool of money.

    http://deadspin.com/a-rod-turns-to-u...ack-1680808241
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    As Spring Training (and A-Rod's return) gets closer....

    Yankees reject Alex Rodriguez's mea culpa meeting request after Biogenesis scandal
    The disgraced superstar offered to meet face-to-face with team executives to apologize for his role in the Biogenesis scandal and clear the air before players report to Tampa next month, the Daily News has learned, but the Yankee brass declined the invitation, telling Rodriguez, 'We’ll see you in spring training.'

    The Yankees have answered Alex Rodriguez’s attempts to apologize for his season-long steroid suspension and the scorched-earth tactics he used to fight the ban with a Bronx cheer.

    The disgraced superstar offered to meet face-to-face with team executives to apologize for his role in the Biogenesis scandal and clear the air before players report to Tampa next month, the Daily News has learned, but the Yankee brass declined the invitation, telling Rodriguez, “We’ll see you in spring training.”

    Rodriguez, described by one source as now looking noticeably thinner and “massless” than in previous years, has also attempted to cushion his re-entry into baseball with at least two meetings with MLB that began late last summer with new commissioner Rob Manfred.

    The Daily News first reported last February, following A-Rod’s admission to DEA agents that he had paid Biogenesis founder Anthony Bosch $12,000 a month for steroids and the subsequent abandonment of his lawsuits against MLB, that Rodriguez had reached out to Manfred to attempt a rapprochement. Rodriguez acknowledged then to government agents that he had purchased the drugs from Bosch after signing a proffer agreement with federal prosecutors that shielded him from prosecution for his admissions.

    The first face-to-face meeting, however, occurred about six months later when Rodriguez and Manfred met in late summer last year at MLB’s Park Avenue offices. About a week after his DEA confession, which was spurred by his agreement to cooperate with the U.S. Attorneys prosecuting Bosch and other Biogenesis defendants, Rodriguez also abandoned lawsuits against MLB, then-commissioner Bud Selig and the Players Association.

    Rodriguez met Manfred again on Wednesday of last week. The meetings were at MLB’s offices and were attended by Manfred and other MLB executives.

    According to a source, Manfred told Rodriguez in the final meeting that he will now have to deal with the Yankees. “You’re done here,” A-Rod was told regarding their meetings, according to the source. “You’re a Yankee and you have to work things out now with them.”

    MORE: http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/ba...icle-1.2090690
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    Rodriguez, described by one source as now looking noticeably thinner and “massless” than in previous years, has also attempted to cushion his re-entry into baseball with at least two meetings with MLB that began late last summer with new commissioner Rob Manfred.
    Here's my question: Why is he even allowed to re-enter into baseball?

    He's an admitted cheater.
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