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  1. Cano finishes fifth in AL MVP race

    Wallace Matthews

    NEW YORK -- Robinson Cano finished fifth in the voting for the American League's Most Valuable Player Award, which was won for the second straight season by Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. Cano finished with 150 points -- Cabrera had 385 --...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  2. New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera should be unanimous selection to...

    Wallace Matthews

    Mariano Rivera should be the first unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame.

    Story | Conversation | March 09, 2013
  3. Report: Cervelli's name on clinic's list

    Wallace Matthews

    Yankees catcher Francisco Cervelli's name appears in the records of the Miami clinic suspected of supplying performance-enhancing drugs to major league baseball players, according to a Yahoo! Sports report. Cervelli and former National League MVP ...

    Blog | February 05, 2013
  4. Cano an MVP finalist

    Wallace Matthews

    Robinson Cano is among the five finalists for the AL MVP Award, as announced Wednesday night by the Baseball Writers Association of America. Also among the top five are the Tigers' Miguel Cabrera; Josh Hamilton of the Rangers; Hamilton's teammate,...

    Blog | November 07, 2012
  5. Jeter's probably earned a $2M raise for 2014

    Wallace Matthews

    Derek Jeter is enjoying an MVP-caliber season, and while he is unlikely to win the award --- if he didn't get it in 2006, it's hard to imagine when he ever will -- he has at least put himself in position to make an extra $2 million in 2014 if he choo...

    Blog | August 23, 2012
  6. New York Yankees' Ichiro Suzuki made concessions before agreeing ...

    Wallace Matthews

    Before completing a trade to acquire the Japanese star, the Yankees spelled out a list of conditions to Ichiro Suzuki.

    Story | Conversation | July 24, 2012
  7. Milwaukee Brewers' Ryan Braun accepts MVP, talks respect for base...

    Wallace Matthews

    Ryan Braun, in his first public comments since testing positive for a performance-enhancing drug, said Saturday night that "everything I have done in my career has been done with respect and appreciation for the game of baseball."

    Story | Conversation | January 21, 2012
  8. Can Jeter, Grandy repeat in 2012?

    Wallace Matthews

    Dan Szymborski says no. The guru of ZiPs projections, who is also a regular contributor to ESPN Insider, projects that neither Derek Jeter nor Curtis Granderson will be able to duplicate their 2011 performances in 2012. Granderson, who had an MVP...

    Blog | December 09, 2011
  9. Grand day for Grandy Man

    Wallace Matthews

    OK, so Curtis Granderson may not have won the AL MVP for his excellent 2011 season, but the Yankee centerfielder still had a pretty good day on Monday. Thanks to his fourth-place finish in the voting, it will now cost the Yankees an extra $2 million ...

    Blog | November 22, 2011
  10. Yankees will face the Tigers

    Wallace Matthews

    Bring on Justin Verlander -- 24-game winner, mortal lock for the AL Cy Young and a strong possibility for the AL MVP -- to pitch two games in a series that only requires three victories. The Tigers beat the Indians 5-4 on Wednesday night, but the Ran...

    Blog | September 28, 2011
  11. A-Rod's vote for AL MVP? Granderson

    Wallace Matthews

    Alex Rodriguez, who knows a little bit about what it takes to win the MVP award, cast his vote for teammate Curtis Granderson, whose inside-the-park home run in Sunday's 3-0 win over the Twins gave him 35 HRs for the season, one behind Toronto's Jose...

    Blog | August 21, 2011
  12. Here's a switch: Logan retires two lefties

    Wallace Matthews

    And pretty good ones, too. Just a couple of hours after Joe Girardi seemed to give away his title of "Lefty Specialist" to David Robertson, a righty, Boone Logan came on in relief of Brian Gordon to retire both reigning NL MVP Joey Votto --who is 0...

    Blog | June 22, 2011
  13. Can Jorge Vazquez make the team?

    Wallace Matthews

    "If he hits a home run every day," said Joe Girardi, "I'm sure he'll get the Grapefruit League MVP." Beyond that? "There are no guanrantees in this life," Girardi said....

    Blog | February 27, 2011
  14. Cano tips his cap to Hamilton

    Wallace Matthews

    The Yankees just released the following statement from Robinson Cano, who finished third in the MVP voting behind Josh Hamilton and Miguel Cabrera: "I would like to congratulate Josh Hamilton on winning the MVP. He is a great player and deserving of...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  15. New position for Cano: Third

    Wallace Matthews

    Since the MVP Award has devolved into more of a Player of the Year Award than a reward for Value (that's what that V stands for), it should come as no surprise that the Yanks' Robinson Cano ran third behind the Rangers' Josh Hamilton and the Tigers' ...

    Blog | November 23, 2010
  16. Cano, don't cha know, should be AL MVP

    Wallace Matthews

    Tuesday is the day for the Yankees to find out if they are going to be shut out of the postseason awards and for Robbie Cano to learn if he will join the likes of Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Thurman Munson, Don Mat...

    Blog | November 22, 2010