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Yankees, Mets, trade rumors, free agents, off-the-wall predictions and other MLB musings.

The Yankees' payroll, Ryan Braun, Barry Bonds, Jimmy Rollins and Mat Latos

For my Sunday Insider, I wrote about the Yankees' future payroll plans, as well as some other Yankees tidbits and some brief thoughts on Ryan Braun, Barry Bonds and C.J. Wilson.

I didn't have a chance to check in since Bonds' sentencing on Friday, but how about the performance of U.S. Attorney Matthew Parrella? In trying to convince U.S. District Judge Susan Illston that  Bonds deserved...

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Yankees-Tigers Game 2 in review

At the game, I wrote about Alex Rodriguez, who really hasn't looked like himself since, well, the first half of the season.

Of course, A-Rod wasn't the only Yankees hitter who struggled against Max Scherzer yesterday. But he was the only one whom the Stadium crowd booed.

And so have ourselves a series. Game 3 tonight in Detroit, with CC Sabathia and Justin Verlander each making his second...

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Friday Five: Collapses and comebacks

It's been a fun week, hasn't it, what with both wild-card races drawing closer? Yet it also has served as a reminder:

In order to have one of those legendary, down-to-the-wire, regular-season finishes? It takes two to tango.

You need the remarkable surge from Team A. And you need the jaw-dropping slump or at least the significant slowdown, from Team B. Not one. Both.

For instance,...

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What should Rob Manfred's first priority be as commissioner?

Speed up game Reinstate Pete Rose Regain young fans Something else

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