Here We Go Again?
(BDD Photo Illustration / PS)
Does the 2005 MVP Want Out of the Bronx?
Could They Be the A-Rod Sox in 2007?
Would Iron Manny Play in New York?
SI's Tom Verducci: 'The Lonely Yankee'
"In December 2003, when the Red Sox were frantically trying to acquire Rodriguez from the Texas Rangers, several Boston executives called on Rodriguez in his New York hotel suite after 1 a.m. Rodriguez answered the door in a perfectly pressed suit, tie knotted tight to his stiff collar. The Red Sox officials found such polished attire at such a late hour odd, even unsettling..."
" 'Mussina doesn't get hammered at all,' Rodriguez said. 'He's making a boatload of money. Giambi's making [$20.4 million], which is fine and dandy, but it seems those guys get a pass. When people write [bad things] about me, I don't know if it's [because] I'm good-looking, I'm biracial, I make the most money, I play on the most popular team....' -- 9.25.06 issue of Sports Illustrated
Eric Wilbur: Making a Move
"In Boston, the Ramirez trade watch is an annual offseason tradition. With his Angels struggling and the offense sagging down the stretch, owner Arthur Moreno has made it known he'll be willing to sink more money into the club for 2007. Whether that means he'll give up the pitching (Ervin Santana, to start) to make a deal possible with Boston, however, remains to be seen...
"It may have gotten to the point in the Bronx -- where Rodriguez is hooted on a nightly basis by Yankee fans -- that Brian Cashman sniffs around for a deal this offseason." -- 9.20.06, Boston Sports Blog