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10:28 AM ET 06.08 | Alex Rodriguez has a long way to go to rebuild his reputation both on and off the field, and though he again declined to address his situation yesterday, he at least made some baseball-related progress. The third baseman, who has stayed largely silent on the Biogensis suspension report other than a statement from his new PR firm Thursday, drove by reporters without speaking after he worked out at the Yankees' minor league complex. Before that, he spent about 50 minutes on the field, taking batting practice and running. For the first time since his offseason hip surgery, Rodriguez ran the arc around on the outfield grass outside the bases, bringing him a step closer to actually running the bases. His 25-minute outdoor batting practice looked considerably better than the one he had Wednesday. Yesterday, he took roughly 55 swings and hit 12 over the fence -- including his final swing of the day, which elicited an excited response from the slugger after the ball careened into a dumpster well behind the left-center field fence.

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June 8, 2013  10:33 AM ET

Running to his lawyer's office, no doubt.

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June 8, 2013  10:37 AM ET
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How could this man possibly rebuild his rep?

He can't. He is beyond redemption. He should stop trying to get people to like him and just go the Barry Bonds route. Get a bigass chair, put it next to his locker and then just bark at anyone who comes close.

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June 8, 2013  11:07 AM ET

Run Alex Run.......................




Away from New York and into retirement........

June 8, 2013  11:20 AM ET

You're the man ARod. Can't wait until you start hitting 40 HR again!

June 8, 2013  11:34 AM ET

Does this clown really believe that he is going to play baseball again?

June 8, 2013  11:37 AM ET
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Does this clown really believe that he is going to play baseball again?

MVP

June 8, 2013  11:38 AM ET

I have a question - - if MLB suspends A-Rod for 100 games, can A-Rod use his time on the DL to cover a portion of those 100 games? Does A-Rod have to be on the 40 man roster?

June 8, 2013  11:40 AM ET
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Does this clown really believe that he is going to play baseball again?

Cheer up, only 4 1/2 more years and he will be gone for good.

June 8, 2013  11:44 AM ET
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MVP

Miami's Vacuous Pinhead

June 8, 2013  11:45 AM ET
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Cheer up, only 4 1/2 more years and he will be gone for good.

Unless the Steinbrenners run him over with a truck.

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June 8, 2013  12:18 PM ET
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Base salary, $1 Million.on top of that:$5000 per home run$5000 per RBI$2500 per base hit.$3500 per stolen base.$1500 for assist.(-$5000 for errors)

Nothing like putting a little pressure on the official scorer.

June 8, 2013  12:25 PM ET
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Base salary, $1 Million.on top of that:$5000 per home run$5000 per RBI$2500 per base hit.$3500 per stolen base.$1500 for assist.(-$5000 for errors)

Players wont be very happy when a manager asks them to hit and run or lay down a sacrifice bunt.

June 8, 2013  12:28 PM ET
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Players wont be very happy when a manager asks them to hit and run or lay down a sacrifice bunt.

Give every player a determined base salary and increase it a certain percentage with every team win.

 
June 8, 2013  12:45 PM ET
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Give every player a determined base salary and increase it a certain percentage with every team win.

Conceptually, your idea appeals to me. However, if I was a free agent, I know that structure would make me less inclined to sign with Pittsburgh or KC.

But I guess you could flip that around by saying if you build a decent team, the free agents will follow.

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