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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/5/13: Biogenesis Suspensions Day

Drew Hallowell

Yesterday on Pinstriped Bible

Around the Internet

  • Fox Sports | Ken Rosenthal: MLB and Alex Rodriguez need to agree to a settlement before the sport of baseball gets wrapped up in a drawn out legal process that could hurt the league more than it helps.
  • Yahoo! Sports | Jeff Passan: It sounds like Bud Selig will not revoke A-Rod's right to an appeal, so he could be playing for the Yankees just hours after being suspended.
  • LoHud | Chad Jennings: Alex Rodriguez talks about his on-field performance and says he will be going to Chicago no matter what.
  • New York Post | Ken Davidoff: A-Rod's latest rehab game could be the last time he steps foot on a field even if he doesn't want to acknowledge that fact.
  • New York Post | Joel Sherman: Alex Rodriguez's contract is not the worst ever because he performed well and he increased attendance.
  • New York Post | Joel Sherman: Even if MLB and the Yankees have a vendetta against Alex Rodriguez, it doesn't matter because he still took steroids.
  • Newsday | Erik Boland: Despite his terrible season, CC Sabathia still thinks he can turn it around simply because it can't get much worse.
  • MLB Daily Dish | Matt Sullivan: The Yankees have a use for Michael Young, Alex Rios, and Michael Morse if they want to try and trade for a player through the waiver wire.
  • ESPN MLB | Wallace Matthews: Michael Pineda was pulled from his latest minor league start with shoulder stiffness.
  • ESPN New York | Wallace Matthews: Derek Jeter said that the 2013 season has been a nightmare, for him and for the team, after his latest brush with injury.

Quick Hits

  • The Yankees might have already been informed of the decision to suspend Alex Rodriguez through 2014.
  • If A-Rod loses his appeal he could end up being suspended into 2015.
  • Derek Jeter has a mild calf strain, but it's still undecided if he'll go on the disabled list or not.
  • Joe Girardi might continue to play Derek Jeter because it's near the end of the season.
  • Saxon Butler has been promoted to Double-A Trenton.
  • Vernon Wells might play first base sometime this week.

Questions of the Day

  • What non-Cano free agent do the Yankees need to sign in the offseason the most?
  • Should the Yankees put Phil Hughes on waivers and try to trade him?
  • If you could only eat one thing for the rest of your life, what would it be?
  • What kind of a device are you currently on?

Coming Up Today

  • Baby Bomber Recap 8/4/13 @ 9 am
  • Alex Rodriguez: Distraction From What? @ 10 am
  • ESPN presents: "The Suspension - An interview with Bud Selig" @ 11 am
  • The Suspension @ 12 pm
  • New York Yankees @ Chicago White Sox at 8:10 pm (Game Thread at 7:30 pm)