That question is getting harder to answer with Big League Stew’s recent article stating that MLB is now investigating whether Yankees Robinson Cano had ties to the Biogenesis Clinic and it’s owner Anthony Bosch.
Bosch and his clinic allegedly supplied performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to dozens of major and minor league baseball players.
MLB investigators have not had much luck in proving this so they have resorted to paying ex-Biogenesis employees to talk with them, and for any documents implicating MLB players.
It is starting to seem pathetically obvious that MLB has their eyes on busting a Yankee; hence the Cano allegations, which are absolutely absurd.
ESPN’s Outside the Lines broke the news that Sonia Cruz, a spokeswoman for Robinson Cano’s foundation, name was found on one of the clinics printed out documents to have received weight loss products totaling $300.
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Talk about a setback, as the earliest Yankee fans can expect to see Jeter is after the All-Star Break, and I mean literally not see him at all.
Earlier in the week, skipper Joe Girardi had confirmed that Jeter’s rehab workouts had been scaled back, and according to the New York Times Girardi’s reasoning,“Sometimes I think you can take too many ground balls.”
The Yankees skipper also said that no timetable in terms of Jeter making a rehab, so to hear about the new “crack” was not a shocking revelation.
By all means, I wish Jeter nothing but the speediest of recoveries, as surely this new ailment (according to Cashman) has to be very discouraging for Jeter, as I know he loves to play.
Speaking as a fan, Jeter’s injury has shown me a side of the Yankees Captain that I do not like very much.
Gasp…. how could any true Yankee fan say that?
Let me explain what I am talking about.
Back in high school, I was the captain of my basketball team.
A month into the season, I hurt my knee and was sidelined for three weeks.
Following a gutsy performance by CC Sabathia, who gave up three earned runs and six hits but grinded it out eight innings, Travis Hafner was the game’s hero.
With two outs in the bottom of the eighth and a tied score of 3-3, Hafner was called in to pinch hit. And one pitch was all he needed, as Hafner hit a solo shot to put the Yankees ahead and on to win, 4-3.
I have fallen in a lot of like with this makeshift Yankees team, a far cry from my Spring Training anxieties just a month ago.
Now the question remains, will I still like them tomorrow?
Well that is up to Phil Hughes, who will be on the bump tonight.
Anyone who reads this blog regularly knows my frustration with Hughes, but it is not unwarranted like many Yankees fans believe.