A-Rod, embroiled in a PED scandal, is attempting to come back from a hip injury and he's likely to move his rehabilitation to Tampa, Fla., at some point. Imagine the media circus that will ensue when A-Rod shows his face at Steinbrenner Field.
Rivera's knee and Jeter's ankle would be the focus of any other spring. But A-Rod and all the drama he brings will turn the Yankees' camp into a zoo. Grab some popcorn and enjoy, baseball fans.
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The Blue Jays are on the clock after a busy winter that saw them assume $145 million in contract obligations when they acquired
The timing seems good. With the
Still, it's a high-stakes gamble because if it doesn't work out, the team will be saddled with a massive payroll of unmovable contracts and a minor league system suddenly short on depth. We'll start to find out whether the wager was a wise one in the coming weeks.
My eyes will be on the Angels. Rarely does a club present such wildly divergent possibilities.
The Angels could become Yankees West — a star-laden traveling carnival that buries opponents under home runs and quality starts. Maybe
Or the Angels could be an epic, home-for-October bust. In that version, Trout takes an inevitable step back, Pujols falls another year into his decline phase and Hamilton struggles with injuries and a tougher home park. Either path seems equally possible, and that's a story worth watching.
Will Jeter be Jeter?
Given the angst over Alex Rodriguez's health and recent link to the Biogenesis clinic in Miami, as well as the departure of free agents
People expect him to play in 2013 like that ugly broken ankle in Game 1 of the
Jeter must prove he can play a solid shortstop on a bad leg at age 38. If he doesn't, the Yankees are going to unravel around him.