The values of professional sports franchises has been accelerating at a breakneck speed in recent years, especially in the NFL. But Major League Baseball teams are no slouches when it comes to breaking the bank.
New York Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez said he wasn’t going to go down without a fight and late Thursday, he threw down another gauntlet with Major League Baseball by filling a lawsuit claiming MLB is part of a “witch hunt” to force him out of the game, according to the New York Times.
The controversy surrounding New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez took another bizarre turn over the weekend when ESPN.com reported that A-Rod paid for Tony Bosch’s attorney and later transferred additional money that Bosch’s attorney refused.
Major League Baseball investigators have him in their sights, New York Yankees fans don’t want him on the team, and after an ugly back-and-forth, Alex Rodriguez agreed to continue rehabbing an injury instead of rejoining the Bronx Bombers Friday.
New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez will require offseason surgery on his hip and will likely not be available for the team until mid-June.
The Miami Marlins need to acquire a third baseman in the offseason to replace the void left by Hanley Ramirez. But would the Marlins seriously consider filling that hole with soon-to-be ex-New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez?
Nearly three years in the making, Sunday afternoon the Miami Marlins played their first major league game in the newly christened Marlins Park in Little Havana.