Author Archives: Rob Abruzzese

Hal Steinbrenner holds meeting to discuss poor state of Yankees minor league system

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Back in 2004, Brian Cashman asked George Steinbrenner and received greater authority in running the entire Yankees organization. One of the things that he said at the time was that there would be a greater importance placed on the team's minor league system. It's been nearly 10 years since then and the only everyday players the ...

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Where has Rob been?

I've been doing Bronx Baseball Daily for nearly five years now and this has been, by far, the longest I've ever gone without an update so I want to apologize to the regular readers for that. Unfortunately, I don't know how much I am going to be able to post on BBD going forward. You see, ...

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Alex Rodriguez suspended 211 games for steroid use

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Major League Baseball announced the 211 game suspension for Alex Rodriguez on Monday for violating the Joint Drug Agreement. A-Rod is appealing the suspension though and will be able to play until the appeal is heard which might not happen until the offseason. There was talk of a lifetime ban from baseball, but MLB obviously backed ...

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A-Rod expected to be suspended for 214 games on Monday

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It is expected that Major League Baseball is going to suspend Alex Rodriguez for the next 212 games in an announcement on Monday, according to Bob Nightengale of the USA Today. A-Rod is expected to appeal any suspension. A suspension of that length will cost A-Rod and save the Yankees roughly $34.2 million. His contract won't count ...

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MLB is considering a lifetime ban for Alex Rodriguez

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The entire saga with Alex Rodriguez, the Yankees, MLB, and Biogenesis is coming to a head this week. The big bombshell is that MLB is prepared to ban A-Rod from the game is he does not reach a settlement on terms of a suspension, according to HardballTalk and Bob Nightengale. No announcement is expected until ...

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Yankees make no trades during July deadline

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The trade deadline came and went on Wednesday and the Yankees haven't made a move since the Alfonso Soriano trade last week. The closest the Yankees got to a deal seems to have been with the Phillies for Michael Young. It got to the point where reporters confirmed that Young would approve a deal, but nothing ...

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Sherman: Cashman against Alfonso Soriano trade, Ichiro re-signing

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I don't like the Alfonso Soriano trade and sometime after it was made official on Friday, I took to Twitter to let it be known that not only was I upset with the deal, but I was fed up with Brian Cashman as well. My beef, at the time, was that while I still thought Cashman ...

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Yankees finalize trade for Alfonso Soriano

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The Yankees officially announced Friday morning that they have acquired Alfonso Soriano from the Cubs in exchange for righty minor leaguer Corey Black. Soriano is in the seventh year of a an eight year $136 million deal. He's still has roughly $24.5 million owed to him on that deal and the Yankees will be on the ...

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