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The Miami Marlins must be crazy. That seems to be the conventional wisdom in the wake of the franchise’s decision to commit $325 million dollars over 13 years to Giancarlo Stanton. But, is this reaction to an admittedly mind-boggling contract based upon sound analysis, or simply a visceral response to the exorbitant salaries of professional […]

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Derek Jeter’s farewell tour has been a victory lap for the Hall of Fame shortstop. In cities throughout baseball, fans have cast aside their loyalties to shower appreciation on the Yankees’ Captain, who spent most of the last 20 years helping the Bronx Bombers repeatedly beat their favorite teams. Although the fan response has been […]

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The Yankees’ biggest challenge this offseason was replacing the lost production of third baseman Alex Rodriguez and second baseman Robison Cano. Compensating for both losses figured to take a team effort, but over the first three weeks of the season, one man, Yangervis Solarte, has provided all the answers. Solarte, a career minor leaguer who […]

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Move over Alex Rodriguez. Clayton Kershaw is now the highest paid player in baseball history. At an average annual value of $30.7 million, the lefty’s seven year, $215 million contract extension (with an opt out after year five) has trumped the annuitized value of Rodriguez’ current deal. Although this probably isn’t the best week to […]

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Arbitrator Frederic Horowitz has decided to reduce Alex Rodriguez’ suspension to 162 games, which, make no mistake about it, is a victory for Major League Baseball. So, after months of drama more suitable to daytime TV, it’s finally case closed! Or, is it? As much as MLB and its weary fans would like to put the […]

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Despite being given at least a temporary reprieve from nearly $24 million worth of Alex Rodriquez’ 2014 AAV, the Yankees still have very little hope of compiling a payroll below the luxury tax threshold of $189 million. Below is a snapshot of the team’s current payroll with basic assumptions made for four arbitration-eligible players. Yankees […]

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There’s something disturbing about the recently released email exchanges between Randy Levine and Alex Rodriguez. On the surface, there’s nothing wrong with a team executive giving email pep talks to a star player, especially when both men have been unfairly maligned despite making enormous contributions to the franchise’s success. However, the communications between Levine and […]

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