Here comes the hype train.
As spring training ends and the regular season gets set to begin, predictions and bold claims will come out about each team and contender.
In case you forgot: The 2009 Yankees had one of the best infields (A-Rod, Derek Jeter, Robinson Cano, Mark Teixeira) of all time, won 103 games and took down a Phillies team in the World Series that was their for the second-straight season. That group was one of the best teams baseball has seen in the last two decades.
A quick look through the 2009 Yankees team page shows a group that had no less than nine players that can be described somewhere between lock Hall of Famers and borderline candidates.
The current team doesn’t have as many sure things, but is projected to win the AL East and compete for a championship this season. If Rodriguez is correct, it could be an even better team then some think.
Anderson had been facing nine charges, including two felonies — fleeing and eluding police with lights and sirens active (which was reduced to the misdemeanor charge of reckless driving) and threatening a public servant or family member.
The felony charge was downgraded to a misdemeanor charge due to a possible discrepancy regarding the initial estimated speed, but there is no doubt that the defendant was driving recklessly, the Broward County State Attorney’s office said in a statement to NFL.com. The other charges were declined, not filed, due to insufficient evidence.
Anderson’s January arrest was his second in a nine-month span. He also was arrested in May at a musical festival in Miami Beach. He was charged with resisting arrest with violence, a felony. He’s still awaiting trial, which is scheduled for Aug. 6.
According to the arrest report of the Jan. 19 incident, police alleged that Anderson blew through a traffic stop, was clocked at 105 mph in a 45 mph zone, ran two red lights and was Cheap Jerseys AUStralia all over the roadway before stopping. Once in custody, police alleged, he refused to get in the back of the police vehicle and, once he was in the car, used profanity Cheap Jerseys Bulk and made a sexual reference to the officer’s wife.