A-Rod formally files appeal of MLB suspension

“I don’t think any of us thought it was going to be any different,” Yankees manager Joe Girardi said. “As far as having a reaction, it’s kind of what I expected. It’s part of the process that was negotiated between MLB and the players’ association, and you let it play out. I expect him to play a lot. We need him to help us.”

2013 AL East Preview

Over the past decade, the AL east has been defined as a rivalry between the Yankees and the Red Sox. This rivalry is no longer a rivalry as the Red Sox have all but fallen off the map. Today, the rest of the division seems to have caught up, with the Orioles, Rays and Jays all feeling like they could contend for the East division title in 2013.