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During their playing days, Alex Rodriguez was considered by many as a villain, while Derek Jeter was proclaimed a hero.

On the latest edition of Loud Mouths: The Great Debate, SNY's Eamon McAnaney and Justine Ward debate which player's career turnaround has been more surprising  ...

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Alex Rodriguez continued his string of Instagram live interviews with current and former Mets on Tuesday, this time welcoming Keith Hernandez.

After speaking with Pete Alonso on Sunday and then Darryl Strawberry on Monday, A-Rod welcomed Hernandez, the 11-time Gold Glove winner, one of the leaders of the 1986 World Series Champion Mets, and of course, a member of the SNY booth.

Hernandez and Rodriguez touched on a number of different topics, including who some of Hernandez's favorite defensive first basemen in the game today are, but they also spoke about how the game has changed.

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Since retiring from baseball, Paul Lo Duca -- whose nickname with the Mets was "Captain Red Ass" -- has not been shy about giving his opinion.

Speaking Monday on WFAN with SNY contributors Marc Malusis and Maggie Gray, the subject of Lo Duca's ire was Alex Rodriguez, who has gone in recent years from steroid-tainted pariah to beloved MLB commentator and personality.

And that irks Lo Duca, who referred to A-Rod as "one of the fakest people out there" who doesn't deserve to be put on the "pedestal" he is now on.

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May 28, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets former outfielder Darryl Strawberry is introduced to the crowd during a pregame ceremony honoring the 1986 World Series Championship team prior to the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)
May 28, 2016; New York City, NY, USA; New York Mets former outfielder Darryl Strawberry is introduced to the crowd during a pregame ceremony honoring the 1986 World Series Championship team prior to the game against the Los Angeles Dodgers at Citi Field. Mandatory Credit: Andy Marlin-USA TODAY Sports (Andy Marlin)

Just as he did with Pete Alonso on Sunday, former MLB MVP and current MLB analyst Alex Rodriguez returned to his Instagram Live to talk to Darryl Strawberry

Here's the best of what they discussed...


Strawberry explains how Keith Hernandez-Gary Carter impacted Mets

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Former Yankee Alex Rodriguez took some time out of his day on Sunday to talk with Mets superstar 1B Pete Alonso about anything from baseball to what the reigning NL Rookie of the Year likes to cook. 

But, when A-Rod's Q&A was over, he asked Alonso if he had anything to ask and the youngster asked a very good question that had an even better answer. 

Alonso wanted to know how Rodriguez dealt with the pressure of hearing boos, specifically when he was going through his appeal process after being suspended 211 games for PED use. The Yankees were playing the Red Sox in August -- right after the suspension was slapped on him -- and the Fenway Park faithful were definitely letting Rodriguez hear it. 

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(Mark J. Rebilas)

President Donald Trump reportedly reached out to former Yankee Alex Rodriguez in his continued outreach across the country regarding the coronavirus pandemic. 

Per John Santucci of ABC News, Trump called Rodriguez from the Oval Office earlier this week.

Santucci noted that Rodriguez's call with the President was "pleasant," and that Trump, while asking the former Yankees slugger about the coronavirus response, did not discuss having A-Rod or his fiance, Jennifer Lopez, take on any official effort. 

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For the sake of conversation, with no baseball to cover anytime soon, I'm taking on a question people have asked often over the years:

"Who's your favorite player to cover?"

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With reports out there that former MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez might want to buy the Mets, Jimmy Fallon had to ask him the question during his late night show on Monday night. 

A-Rod smiled saying "that's a great question," but here is how he answered:

"Here's what it is: I love New York City," he began on The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon. "A lot of people don't know this, but growing up I was a big Mets fan. And with the exception of my daughters' birth, both of them, the best years of my life were 1986 and 2009 when we [the Yankees] won. 

"So I will say this: If the opportunity came up, I would certainly look at it and maybe you can buy them with me. I need a partner!"

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Alex Rodriguez (Troy Taormina )
Alex Rodriguez (Troy Taormina )

Former Yankee turned ESPN color commentator Alex Rodriguez was on the call for the Yankees-Red Sox game in Tampa on Tuesday.

While talking about the Astros' sign-stealing scandal with play-by-play announcer Matt Vasgersian, the former infielder said the Astros deserve whatever comes their way after their lack of remorse for their sign-stealing in 2017.

"I think the one thing that has really upset the fans is you cheat, you win a championship, there is no suspension, and then there is no remorse," said Rodriguez.

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're reminiscing about the sports moments that affected New York over the past 10 years. So we decided to rank them.

Here are the Top 10 sports moments of this decade...


10) No-Han: Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're reminiscing about the sports moments that affected New York over the past 10 years. So we decided to rank them.

Here are the Top 10 sports moments of this decade...


10) No-Han: Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're reminiscing about the sports moments that affected New York over the past 10 years. So we decided to rank them.

Here are the Top 10 sports moments of this decade...


10) No-Han: Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

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As 2019 comes to a close, we're reminiscing about the sports moments that affected New York over the past 10 years. So we decided to rank them.

Here are the Top 10 sports moments of this decade...


10) No-Han: Johan Santana throws first no-hitter in Mets history

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New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera waves to the fans after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (John Munson/The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees relief pitcher Mariano Rivera waves to the fans after the game against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. (John Munson/The Star-Ledger-USA TODAY Sports)

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For a franchise that brands itself as championship or bust, the Yankees' failure to reach the World Series over an entire decade for the first time in 100 years made the 2010s hugely disappointing, despite seven postseason appearances.

Still, it had its moments, linking the nostalgia of its Core Four-past with the promise of its Baby Bombers-future. 

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Alex Rodriguez at Mets spring training. (Matthew Cerrone/SNY)
Alex Rodriguez at Mets spring training. (Matthew Cerrone/SNY)

ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" reportedly could have changes coming on the horizon.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, ESPN is considering scrapping its current broadcast crew as it examines other potential personalities in the booth for MLB's 2020 season.

While Alex Rodriguez is safe no matter what with one more year left on his contract, he could have new teammates alongside him when the program returns next spring.

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Alex Rodriguez at Mets spring training. (Matthew Cerrone/SNY)
Alex Rodriguez at Mets spring training. (Matthew Cerrone/SNY)

ESPN's "Sunday Night Baseball" reportedly could have changes coming on the horizon.

According to Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, ESPN is considering scrapping its current broadcast crew as it examines other potential personalities in the booth for MLB's 2020 season.

While Alex Rodriguez is safe no matter what with one more year left on his contract, he could have new teammates alongside him when the program returns next spring.

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CC Sabathia
CC Sabathia

The past six years of Yankees history have been marked by retiring legends. That continues this October when C.C. Sabathia joins Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, and Alex Rodriguez as the next man to forever hang up that pinstripe jersey.

After making his Major League debut in Cleveland in 2001, Sabathia, his once-unstoppable fastball, and large frame have become synonymous with New York. And the lefty just pitched his final regular season start at Yankee Stadium on Wednesday night, leaving with a tip of his cap to the crowd giving him a nice ovation.

Recording his 3,000th strikeout this season and being a major force behind the Yanks' last World Series-winning season are undoubtedly career highlights, but there's almost too many moments to list from his Hall of Fame-worthy resume.

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Alex Rodriguez (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)
Alex Rodriguez (Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports)

The 2009 season for the Yankees was certainly one to remember. It was the last time they hoisted the World Series trophy, marking their 27th championship title in franchise history. 

But the road that got them there was even more special. And one story in particular resonates with those Yankees still today. 

Alex Rodriguez' 34th birthday party was one for the ages, taking lace in Rye, NY which is just a few miles from Yankee Stadium. Rodriguez then-girlfriend Kate Hudson put together an immaculate spread that saw the likes of the entire Yankees roster -- including coaches -- and some big name celebrities...

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I was wrong. Tim Tebow is a big deal, but Alex Rodriguez is clearly on another level.

Due to timing, I happened to be in the media room Wednesday when Rodriguez was getting wired up and prepping for what will be a walk-and-talk with Brodie Van Wagenen for ESPN. Indoors, he slunk in his chair, headphone always in, arms relaxed. This was just another day at the office, despite being surrounded by 7-10 production people and me, looking like a nervous teenager.

I said hello, because I had to do it. He understandably couldn't care less, but was not disrespectful. I'm not going to lie, my hands were shaking too much to take a picture with him. I'm a dork. But, the point being, it was not difficult to sense what would happen next...

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Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins announced the signings of their first three draft picks on Friday — No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers, No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller and No. 51 Joe Dunand, a Miami native and Rodriguez's nephew. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins announced the signings of their first three draft picks on Friday — No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers, No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller and No. 51 Joe Dunand, a Miami native and Rodriguez's nephew. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens and all-time home run leader Barry Bonds are making small steps in their pursuit of Hall of Fame nods. 

The athletes with tainted PED pasts began under the 40 percent mark of votes on their first try in 2014 and worked their way up to nearly 60 percent of votes in 2019. Clemens and Bonds have three more years of eligibility into the Hall if they garner 75 percent of the vote from the Baseball Writers Association of America. 

And Alex Rodriguez is jumping up and down, waving the pompoms and cheering them on from the sidelines.

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Times Square isn't the only place where the ball drops around here. Difference is, when it happens in the stadiums and playing fields of New York, with pigskin and horsehide instead of the 12-foot diameter geodesic sphere plummeting on New Year's Eve, you're not always looking to celebrate afterward.

There have been some notorious "drops" in NYC sports history, moments that have helped derail championship hopes, besmirched reps and provided endless video low lights for the type of person who can't look away from a wreck.

In some cases, one New York team has benefited from another's folly -- Luis Castillo's drop, anyone? In others, it's been nothing but heartbreak.

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Times Square isn't the only place where the ball drops around here. Difference is, when it happens in the stadiums and playing fields of New York, with pigskin and horsehide instead of the 12-foot diameter geodesic sphere plummeting on New Year's Eve, you're not always looking to celebrate afterward.

There have been some notorious "drops" in NYC sports history, moments that have helped derail championship hopes, besmirched reps and provided endless video low lights for the type of person who can't look away from a wreck.

In some cases, one New York team has benefited from another's folly -- Luis Castillo's drop, anyone? In others, it's been nothing but heartbreak.

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New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez celebrates with teammates after an interleague baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, June 12, 2009, in New York. The Yankees won the game 9-8. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez celebrates with teammates after an interleague baseball game against the New York Mets Friday, June 12, 2009, in New York. The Yankees won the game 9-8. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II) (Frank Franklin II/AP)

Times Square isn't the only place where the ball drops around here. Difference is, when it happens in the stadiums and playing fields of New York, with pigskin and horsehide instead of the 12-foot diameter geodesic sphere plummeting on New Year's Eve, you're not always looking to celebrate afterward.

There have been some notorious "drops" in NYC sports history, moments that have helped derail championship hopes, besmirched reps and provided endless video low lights for the type of person who can't look away from a wreck.

In some cases, one New York team has benefited from another's folly -- Luis Castillo's drop, anyone? In others, it's been nothing but heartbreak.

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Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins announced the signings of their first three draft picks on Friday — No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers, No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller and No. 51 Joe Dunand, a Miami native and Rodriguez's nephew. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins announced the signings of their first three draft picks on Friday — No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers, No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller and No. 51 Joe Dunand, a Miami native and Rodriguez's nephew. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

Alex Rodriguez can now add podcast host to his resume. 

The former Yankees third baseman will launch a podcast with Barstool Sports called "The Corp" on Thursday, which was officially announced by Rodriguez and his co-host, Dan "Big Cat" Katz on Barstool's "Pardon My Take" podcast early Wednesday morning. 

It is the latest media venture for Rodriguez, who is also a commentator for ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball and analyst for Fox Sports

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Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins announced the signings of their first three draft picks on Friday — No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers, No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller and No. 51 Joe Dunand, a Miami native and Rodriguez's nephew. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)
Former baseball player Alex Rodriguez sits in the stands before the start of a baseball game, Friday, June 23, 2017, in Miami. The Marlins announced the signings of their first three draft picks on Friday — No. 13 overall selection Trevor Rogers, No. 36 overall pick Brian Miller and No. 51 Joe Dunand, a Miami native and Rodriguez's nephew. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee) (Wilfredo Lee/AP)

As if this week could not get any worse for Yankees fans. 

After being eliminated by the Red Sox in four games in the ALDS and having their AL East rival celebrate in their stadium, former Yankees slugger Alex Rodriguez had to appear in a Boston uniform during FS1's NLCS postgame show.

Rodriguez, who played for the Yankees from 2004-16, lost a bet with fellow postgame analyst and Red Sox great David Ortiz and was forced to not only don the Red Sox uniform but also receive a champagne shower from Big Papi himself. 

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Jul 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)
Jul 23, 2018; St. Petersburg, FL, USA;New York Yankees manager Aaron Boone (17) at Tropicana Field. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports (Kim Klement)

Sometimes the more things change, the more things stay the same.

It seemed inevitable in a way that the Yankees and Red Sox, two AL East heavyweights were destined to meet up in the American League Division Series.
 
The last time both teams faced off in the postseason the self-proclaimed "Idiots" pulled off the greatest comeback in MLB history during the 2004 ALCS -- a time Bombers fans, undoubtedly, would love to forget.

But if you do want to think back to 14 years ago, there are some similarities between then and now.

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Aaron Hicks made history in Sunday's 11-1 win by becoming the third Yankee ever to hit three home runs in a game against the Red Sox.

Hicks homered in the second and fourth innings off David Price, and added his third home run of the game off Hector Velazquez in the eighth inning as New York moved back into a first-place tie atop the AL East.

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Former Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez knows what lies ahead for ex-teammate Robinson Cano

Cano was suspended 80 games for testing positive for the diuretic Furosemid, which is used as a masking agent. He is currently serving that suspension as he nurses his fractured hand he sustained during an at-bat. 

Rodriguez, who was spending for the entire 2014 season for his own PED use, thinks the road will be tough for Cano. But he believes he will land on his feet...

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Doug Williams and Andy Martino are back for another edition of Shea Anything, where the guys react to the news of Travis d'Arnaud's partially torn UCL and the latest amazing tweet from Keith Hernandez. Later, they dip into questions from Twitter and discuss Alex Rodriguez's outrageous contract demands back in 2000.

Click below to listen...

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) (Thomas Shea)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) (Thomas Shea)

Former Yankees third baseman and current ESPN analyst Alex Rodriguez said he regrets not signing with the Mets when he was a free agent in 2000.

"I thought I would make great concessions to go play for the Mets," Rodriguez said on the broadcast of Sunday's Mets-Nationals game. "I thought it was a great story for baseball."

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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)

When the Yankees made the splash of the offseason, acquiring 2017 NL MVP Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins, it signified an end to their short-lived foray into the world of being the underdog. The Evil Empire was well and truly back once again. 

Of course, adding an MVP is always a great thing. But Alex Rodriguez does ask a few questions about the clubhouse and their feel-good stars of 2017, like Aaron Judge and Gary Sanchez.

"The question is, what does that do to a clubhouse?'' Rodriguez asked, via Pete Caldera of The Record...

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With ex-analyst Aaron Boone becoming the Yankees' new manager, ESPN is expected to stick with a former Yankee as his replacement in Alex Rodriguez, per Sporting News' Michael McCarthy

Rodriguez will only call the regular season games with the "Sunday Night Baseball" crew, while returning to Fox Sports to serve as an analyst when the postseason begins. This was made possible by Disney's acquisition of 21st Century Fox's assets for $60 billion, that includes all of Fox's regional sports networks.

A-Rod has generated good reviews since his transition from player to analyst. He will join a team that includes on-field reporter Buster Olney, co-analyst Ashley Mendoza, and it is reported ESPN will finalize a deal with Fox Sports and MLB Network's Matt Vasgersian to become the new play-by-play announcer for the program. 

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While Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the organization did not consider former third baseman Alex Rodriguez to be a serious candidate for their managerial vacancy, he said he valued Rodriguez's input in what direction the team should head toward.

"I reached out to Alex a number of times, 'Hey, what do you got?'" Cashman said on Friday, according to the New York Daily News' Amara Grautski. "I looked for a lot of guidance from a lot of people that I have a lot of respect for, and Alex knows baseball as well as anybody. So he certaintly connected with me about what his thoughts are and the type of people he thinks we should [go for]."

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Actress/musician Jennifer Lopez tweeted on Thursday to endorse her boyfriend, Alex Rodriguez, for Yankees manager.

Rodriguez weighed in earlier this month on the potential of managing the Yankees, and GM Brian Cashman didn't rule it out at the time, but Rodriguez didn't seem particularly interested. "I've never thought about that," he said about managing. "I've always thought about one day ownership could be interesting."

Click below for J. Lo's tweet and an Instagram video from A-Rod discussing the Yankees' opening

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Alex Rodriguez sat down with The Players' Tribune's "R2C2" podcast with Yankees LHP CC Sabathia and Ryan Ruocco to discuss the Yankees' managerial search. 

The 42-year-old Rodriguez has carved out a niche as a baseball commentator for FOX, but has also served as a special advisor to Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner. When asked about the managerial position, he related it to being the President of the United States.

"I will say that, you know, being a manager for the New York Yankees is almost like POTUS, you know," Rodriguez said. "It's like one of those jobs that everybody and anybody should or would pay attention to because the New York Yankees are the greatest franchise in sports, not only America, but the entire globe. And whether you're in China or Dubai or Australia, everybody knows that logo...So, I do wish them luck."

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Oct 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (left) talks to general manager Brian Cashman (Brad Penner)
Oct 3, 2017; Bronx, NY, USA; New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (left) talks to general manager Brian Cashman (Brad Penner)

In his first public comments since recommending the dismissal of manager Joe Girardi, Yankees GM Brian Cashman said there were "issues and concerns" with Girardi's ability to communicate with the players.

That failure to ""fully communicate, engage, and connect" might have been a hurdle that was "insurmountable," according to Cashman.

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While Cashman has always been tight-lipped about his dealings, he flat out suggested the process has not begun. He apparently has no list, no front-runners and is seemingly wide-open in his search. Truthfully, I'm surprised we're reacting to a conference call about the managerial opening and not an introductory press conference introducing the new skipper...

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Oct 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; in game three of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports (Matthew Emmons)
Oct 27, 2017; Houston, TX, USA; in game three of the 2017 World Series at Minute Maid Park. Mandatory Credit: Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports (Matthew Emmons)

Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner would like to speak with Alex Rodriguez about his future with the organization, reports the New York Post.

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Alex Rodriguez believes Yankees rookie Aaron Judge "has a chance to be historic," he told John Harper of the NY Daily News.

Rodriguez had the chance to analyze two of New York's biggest phenoms in Judge and Mets outfielder Michael Conforto in his broadcast debut this past week for FOX. 

Harper asked Rodriguez which player he would choose to have the better career, and Rodriguez stayed loyal to the pinstripes.

"Tough question," Rodriguez said. "I think they're both going to be All-Stars for years to come. But Judge has a chance to be historic. He's 6-foot-7, he benches 450 pounds, he's got a great idea at the plate."

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In the latest installment of JR Sport Brief on SNY.tv, JR debates whether former Yankee Alex Rodriguez is a changed man.

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Alex Rodriguez is officially retired from baseball, he told reporters on Tuesday after arriving at Yankees camp, where he'll be serving as a guest instructor.

"Zero," Rodriguez said when asked how much interest he would have in playing baseball again.

Rodriguez, 41, added that he had some offers after last season but that none appealed to him.

About the prospect of managing, Rodriguez said he isn't yet ready to consider it...

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New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner high five after beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)
New York Yankees outfielder Jacoby Ellsbury and Brett Gardner high five after beating the Baltimore Orioles 5-2 at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. (Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports)

New York Yankees outfielder Brett Gardner said he felt the need to step up and be a team leader as one of the more experienced players on the Yankees' current roster.

Following the retirements of Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira, Gardner, 33, is the longest tenured Yankee on the roster, followed by LHP CC Sabathia, who became a Yankee one year after Gardner climbed through the farm system.

"For me, I feel like I need to be a leader, yeah," Gardner told the New York Daily News' Mike Mazzeo. "It's going to be different (without Teixeira and Rodriguez)."

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Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner spoke with the media on Wednesday in Tampa. Here's what we learned...

  • Expectations are high, like always, even though there will be lots of young players added to the mix who have to prove themselves.
  • The Yankees will always field a championship-caliber team, making sure they have a good mix of marquee veterans and young players.
  • The Yankees love Joe Girardi but won't deal with a potential contract extension until after the season.

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The Yankees have been trying long and hard to convert the roster from a glut of aging veterans to a mix of youth and veterans...

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Alex Rodriguez is set to host a CNBC show titled "Back in the Game," where he will counsel former athletes who have gone broke.

The reality program will be produced by former New York Giant Michael Strahan.

"It's a story we hear all too often," the release stated. "A pro athlete heads into retirement, only to find themselves in financial free-fall. With no more games to play or paychecks to cash, the future can look bleak to those athletes struggling to adjust and adapt. But help may be on the way."

Rodriguez will also serve as an instructor at Yankees Spring Training.

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Chris Carelli, SNY.TV:

The Yankees' 2016 season did not end with a postseason appearance, but there were still plenty of big moments. Rather than relive each one, let's see how some of those circumstances might shape the 2017 season...

Chapman redux

Tags: Aaron Judge, Alex Rodriguez, Aroldis Chapman, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Gary Sanchez, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Chris Carelli
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Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Greg Bird of the New York Yankees in the dugout against the Surprise Saguaros during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)
Scottsdale Scorpions infielder Greg Bird of the New York Yankees in the dugout against the Surprise Saguaros during an Arizona Fall League game at Scottsdale Stadium. (Mark J. Rebilas)

New York Yankees first baseman Greg Bird soared once called up to the big leagues in 2015, seemingly easing the then impending loss of veteran first baseman Mark Teixeira considering his contract would expire in 2016. Instead, Bird missed the entire 2016 season after surgery on his right shoulder, calling into question his potential imprint on the Yankees 2017 roster.I felt that Bird was going to be an important piece to the 2016 season. Despite Teixeira's and Alex Rodriguez's comeback seasons in 2015, each had questions marks coming into 2016. Teixeira's season-ending injury in 2015 was just another in a growing line of maladies, and believing a 40-year-old Rodriguez could duplicate his 2015 season was risky.Bird, a top prospect for the club (he was ranked No. 4 by MLB Pipeline among Yankees' prospects prior to the call-up), made fans forget about Teixeira quickly. The left-handed hitter roped nine doubles, smacked 11 home runs and drove in 31 runs in route to a .871 OPS (135 OPS+). Bird also played sound defense at first base, while blending in well with his teammates. The Yankees were in the middle stages of a transition to younger players, making Bird's success something to be excited about with some of his former teammates making noise in the minor leagues.

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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi (28) talks with catcher Gary Sanchez (24) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field. (Kim Klement)

The New York Yankees were hardly favorites to return to the postseason, but they certainly had the pieces in place to make a run. Unfortunately, several variables kept the Yankees from reaching their goal in 2016. Will the organization take measures to address the mistakes during the offseason and through the regular season?False sense of security in Teixeira and RodriguezThe Yankees scored the second-most runs in the American League in 2015, led by surprise production from first baseman Mark Teixeira and designated hitter Alex Rodriguez. The players combined for 64 home runs and 165 RBIs that season completely surpassing expectations. However, the Yankees made a poor assumption that they would receive similar performances from an injury-plagued Teixeira and an aging Rodriguez.

Tags: Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, Dellin Betances, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Nathan Eovaldi, Tyler Clippard, Chris Carelli
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 (Andy Marlin)
(Andy Marlin)

For years, the New York Yankees preached wanting to change how they operate the franchise, and this season they followed through at each administrative level of the organization.The Yankees did something they had not done since the early 90's -- trade veterans as part of a sell-off before the non-waiver trade deadline. Yankees GM Brian Cashman convinced ownership that this was the time to fill the farm system with as many top prospects as they could obtain for three talented players, two of whom are set to become free agents at the end of this season.The Yankees also managed to push Alex Rodriguez out the door one season before his contract was set to expire, and took at-bats away from veterans like Mark Teixeira and Brian McCann. The club turned to three prospects to prop up a stagnant offense and it nearly worked well enough to secure a spot in the playoffs.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, CC Sabathia, Dellin Betances, Mark Teixeira, Chris Carelli
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New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a two-run home run with New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)
New York Yankees catcher Gary Sanchez (24) celebrates hitting a two-run home run with New York Yankees center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury (22) during the first inning against the Boston Red Sox at Yankee Stadium. (Adam Hunger)

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The New York Yankees 2016 season was a disappointment as they missed the postseason for the third time in the last four years. The club's position players turned in uneven offensive performances, which was a major letdown and factored heavily in the team's 84-78 record. On the field, the Yankees turned in a slightly above-average effort as a whole.

In 2015, the Yankees received big comeback performances from veterans they were not expected to rely on; Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira. Rodriguez missed the entire 2014 season due to a yearlong suspension for violating the league's performance-enhancing drug policy. Teixeira suffered through another injury-plagued season in 2014, which diminished expectations for 2015. Both men had resurgent efforts, with Rodriguez hitting 33 home runs and Teixeira going yard 31 times.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Alex Rodriguez, Austin Romine, Brett Gardner, Brian McCann, Chase Headley, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Greg Bird, Jacoby Ellsbury, Jorge Mateo, Mark Teixeira, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro
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New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)
New York Yankees designated hitter Alex Rodriguez (13) takes the field to play third base during the ninth inning against the Tampa Bay Rays at Yankee Stadium. New York Yankees won 6-3. (Anthony Gruppuso)

Alex Rodriguez is back on the field for the New York Yankees in his new role as an instructor.

A-Rod arrived Friday at the Yankees' minor league complex in Tampa to work with prospects taking part in instructional league.

Wearing white pinstripe pants and a dark blue Yankees T-shirt, Rodriguez talked with Clint Frazier, Blake Rutherford and Jorge Mateo after early hitting drills on Derek Jeter Field. He also spent time talking with coaches and players during regular batting practice.

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 (Peter Aiken)
(Peter Aiken)

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In a span of several days in late July, the New York Yankees traded their closer, were swept by the last-place Tampa Bay Rays and then traded their replacement closer and best hitter to that point in the season.

It was the correct approach, but one that typically signals that focus has shifted to next season. A month later, the Yankees might be a serious playoff contender.

Tags: Aaron Hicks, Adam Warren, Alex Rodriguez, Brian McCann, Bryan Mitchell, CC Sabathia, Chase Headley, Dellin Betances, Didi Gregorius, Gary Sanchez, Luis Severino, Mark Teixeira, Masahiro Tanaka, Michael Pineda, Rob Refsnyder, Ronald Torreyes, Starlin Castro, Tyler Clippard
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