Major League Baseball Players Association player representatives overwhelmingly agreed that New York Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez should be kicked out of the union during a 90-minute conference call the day he sued the MLBPA. However, union leaders said they could not legally pursue his expulsion, three sources on the call said. "That's what everyone was thinking," an anonymous player said Tuesday, Jan. 21. "We wanted to get on this call and not let him back. (To say), 'This is our game and we don't want you in it'."
If the MLBPA had it there way, Rodriguez would never play baseball again, but that will be a tall task to accomplish. If Rodriguez was kicked out of the MLBPA, he would become the first player since the 1995 player strike to be blacklisted from the union. ANALYST: Matthew Beck
Adam Lind went 2-for-3 with a home run, one RBI, two walks and two runs scored against the Reds on Saturday
Over the past seven days, Lind is 8-for-26 with two home runs and 11 RBI. He is definitely having a surprise season over at first base and not saying that he was not capable of this type of season but we didn't necessarily see this coming. He is hitting .295 with 13 home runs and 48 RBI so far this season. That is great production out of guy that is owned in just about 50% of leagues. If he is available in your league scoop him up while you can, as he has shown through 78 games this year he is going to have a great season. Analysis: Dillon Conklin
Todd Frazier went 4-for-5 with two doubles against the Brewers on Saturday
Is it time that we include Todd Frazier in the conversation for one of the best hitters in the league? Because this guy can just flat out hit. He went 4-for-5 Saturday against the Brewers bringing his average up to .289 for the season. Not to mention his 25 home run and 54 RBI. Frazier continues to excel and is in the conversation for best third basemen in the league. If you have Frazier on your squad you are going to want to hold onto this guy for a long time. Analysis: Dillon Conklin