Alex Rodriguez tested positive for testosterone and and Primobolan in 2003. : The same year, Rodriguez won the AL MVP and the home run title.
Mets Get Santana: Pending a 24-48 hour window for ironing out a contract extension and completing a player physical, Johan Santana is headed to the Mets for four prospects - outfielder Carlos Gomez , pitchers Phil Humber, Deolis Guerra, and Kevin Mulvey.
Mirabelli traded back to Red Sox.: Will catch Wakefield tonight against the Yankees.
Pokey Reese is Missing: Marlins trying to contact their second baseman whom they haven't seen since Wednesday.
The long awaited Yahoo Roto Baseball League: First, please declare who your team is in this thread after you register. If a team goes "unclaimed" it will be removed a week before the draft to allow for someone else to take the spot. This is to ensure that actual SpoFites, and not lurkers or deadbeats, are taking up room. Plus it's a good "Get to know who is who" deal too. That seem fair?
Done.: Chicago overcomes Boston to move on to the ALCS.
Back to NY: Al Leiter, 39, had a 3-7 record with a 6.64 ERA in 2005. He walked 60 batters in 80 innings, while giving up 88 hits before he was DFAd by the Marlins. And now, he's a Yankee. I know they needed something but I don't know if it was this guy.
Fantasy baseball again this year?: Anyone interested?
Georgia on his mind.: Billy Beane finally trades Tim Hudson, and sends him to the Braves.
Boston wraps up Renteria just in time for Christmas.: Deal reportedly is 4 years/$40m.
Red Sox win again.: SI chooses the entire team as Sportsmen of the Year.
World Series Game 4: Red Sox are leading the series, 3-0.
Johnson's latest pitch: He's open to a trade.: After a week that saw a lot of speculation and denial, as well as a reported argument between he and a teammate, Randy Johnson confirms he would be open to a trade but has not been asked to waive his no-trade clause by the DBacks, yet. During the media session, he debunked rumors that he'd prefer to go to Anaheim because he has a home nearby. His condition is that the team he'd be traded to would have to have "[good] chance to win. That's the only way." Later when asked about a trip to Boston's North End, Johnson commented, "I was really torn between the Boston clam chowder and the Manhattan clam chowder".
Participants in the ASG Homerun Derby announced.: One more from each league will be picked. Looks good so far, but who is missing? Is Giambi even going to be healthy enough? Does Bonds not take part?
DBacks ax Brenly: after an 11 game losing streak. You know the season is in full swing when the manager firings start. Who else is on the hot seat?
'Stros trade Hildago (+$4m) to the Mets for Weathers: Mets get a big bat and the Astros rid themselves of someone who had "fallen out of favor" with Manager Jimy Williams. Any Houston fans out there want to give us the inside dirt on why Jimy doesn't like Hildalgo?
Who loves bling? The Patriots do!: At $20,000 a pop, the rings are white gold, with 5.05 carats t.w. of diamonds (most ever in a Superbowl ring) and a weight of 3.8 ounces, making it the largest Superbowl ring ever. Rings were presented to the team over the weekend at team owner Bob Kraft's home.
"Time is not on our side": Kansas City Royals have given up on 2004 and have officially started rebuilding for 2005, after losing a double header to the Expos for a league-worst 21-36 record. Oh, and this guy is officially on the block, so let the trade talks begin!
Be Alert: Foul Balls and Bats Hurt.: Courts rule against woman badly hurt by a foul ball hit into the stands -- she cannot sue the ballclub. By endorsing the ticket and attending the game, you waive your right to sue the club or hold the team or MLB liable for injury. That, along with so much more (including giving the club rights to the use of your image while you are in the park), is written in very fine print on the back of your baseball ticket, but very few people bother to read it or even know about it.
"Old White Guy Makes Racially Insensitive Remark" : (thanks jugwine) Larry Bird wants more white guys in basketball because that's who are watching sports in America: White dudes. But Bird qualifies his statement with, "But it is a black man's game, and it will be forever. I mean, the greatest athletes in the world are African-American." Also, Bird felt it the white man wasn't good enough to guard him...