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Around the Empire: New York Yankees News - 8/6/13

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Around the Internet

  • Bed Selig issues a statement about the steroid suspensions.
  • USA Today | Bob Nightengale: The suspensions have been handed out, but this isn't the end of PEDs in baseball, so now is the time for MLB and the Players Union to come together about making punishments harsher.
  • Baseball Nation | Rob Neyer: Alex Rodriguez is a villain to many, but he could just be a human being unable to deal with events in his life.
  • Sports Illustrated | Jay Jaffe: A breakdown of all the players accepting their suspensions, including Francisco Cervelli.
  • ESPN New York | Matthew Wallace: The Yankees still need Alex Rodriguez to give them whatever kind of production he can give at this point in his career.
  • Buzzfeed | Erik Malinowski: Steve Wilstein, the reporter who launched the investigation into steroids is fine with where this has all gone.
  • Yahoo! Sports | Tim Brown: There was a time when Alex Rodriguez was likable and had a bright future ahead of him.
  • Baseball Nation | Rob Neyer: The Biogenesis suspensions might not even make a big difference in 2013.
  • CBS Sports | Matt Snyder: Where does the Biogenesis rank among other baseball scandals?
  • CBS Sports | Mike Axisa: The suspension of Alex Rodriguez saves the Yankees money, but also alters their plans for third base, long term and short term.
  • Sports On Earth | Will Leitch: A-Rod's suspension might actually be a relief over the crisis it could have become.
  • Baseball America | Josh Leventhal: The media frenzy in Trenton was well worth it for the increased attendance.
  • NoMaas | SJK: Derek Jeter's latest DL stint proves that he is no longer a full time player, but it also reminds us that the Yankees have no core of players to rely on down the road.
  • It's About the Money | Brad Vietrogoski: The setbacks of Michael Pineda and David Phelps has happened at a time when the rotation could really use some help.

Quick Hits

  • Francisco Cervelli can serve his suspension on the disabled list.
  • Cervelli could return for the final two games of the season, Fernando Martinez will miss Scranton's last 28 games.
  • A-Rod's suspension goes into effect on Thursday because players have three days to appeal following a "Just cause" suspension.
  • Boone Logan told the New York media that the Alex Rodriguez media storm is no a distraction.
  • Alex Rodriguez has reached 49th place on the all-time games played list.

Questions of the Day

  • Who will win the American League wild cards?
  • Who will be the first player to be moved on waivers?
  • What color do you want your car to be?
  • What is your favorite historical weapon?

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