Alex Rodriguez has finally hit the field nearly four months since having hip surgery on January 16. On Monday he joined several injured New York Yankees teammates for a workout at the team’s minor league complex in Tampa, Florida.
Despite Jose Valverde’ meltdown and Raul Ibanez’s heroics, Detroit still wins Game 1 of the ALCS. How should Jim Leyland go about things moving forward?
Did You Realize … King Felix Has Been THAT Good, Manny Machado Has Not, and The Yankees Should Bench a Legend
In today’s of Did You Realize, we look at the incredible second half being turned in by King Felix; the quick big league flameout of Orioles’ phenom Manny Machado; the resurgence of Nate McClouth; the mix bag of results turned in by Carlos Gomez; and why a baseball legend should probably sit the bench for his playoff-contending team when he returns from injury.
A-Rod was probably the best hitter in baseball when the Yankees signed him to a record contract. With Rodriguez now banged up and not producing nearly as much for the 2nd straight year, it’s time to ask: has it been a successful signing?
This year, talent is meeting health is meeting motivation…and Josh Hamilton has propelled himself to the very top of the early-season MVP discussion. Can anyone challenge him the rest of the way in the AL? Of course. Zach breaks down the top contenders through the season’s first two months.