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  1. Forget Felix Hernandez as a Yankee
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  2. Breaking: People dislike A-Rod
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  3. Hal tips his hand; will Cano tip back?
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  4. 20 questions: Why did Harvey improve?
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  5. Nets need to shake things up
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  6. Morning briefing: Zack Wheeler deals
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  7. Piazza denies banned steroid use
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  8. Morning briefing: Piazza memoir on sale
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  9. Duncan, Ginobili doubtful for Spurs
    Monday, February 11, 2013
  10. Woody on Shump trade: 'Just rumors'
    Monday, February 11, 2013

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Forget Felix Hernandez as a Yankee

Well, at least forget about Felix Hernandez as a Yankee anytime soon. The Seattle Mariners are about to sign King Felix to a seven-year, $175 million, according to USA Today. Hernandez's annual salary of $25 million over seven seasons makes him the highest-paid pitcher of all time, eclipsing CC Sabathia's seven-year, $161 million deal before the 2009 season. Hernandez, who turns 27 in April, will not be eligible for free agency until he is almost 34. << MORE >>

Breaking: People dislike A-Rod

And in other news, water is wet. In what has become an annual event, almost like Groundhog Day, Alex Rodriguez has once again made Forbes' list of the "10 Most Disliked Athletes in America." But in what could be a sign that the embattled Yankees third baseman might actually be becoming more popular, A-Rod finished a somewhat disappointing sixth in the Nielsen/E-Poll rankings, behind Manti T'eo, Lance Armstrong, Tiger Woods, Jay Cutler and the artist formerly known as Artest, Metta World Peace. << MORE >>

Hal tips his hand; will Cano tip back?

Hal Steinbrenner made a rare revelatory statement in Tampa today when he acknowledged having had "a conversation or two" with Robinson Cano regarding a contract extension before Cano becomes a free agent in 2014. For one thing, the Yankees never, never, ever offer to extend contracts that are already in force. They wouldn't for Joe Torre or Derek Jeter or Joe Girardi or Brian Cashman or even Mariano Rivera, although they did, in an ill-fated move, offer to extend Alex Rodriguez in 2007 to prevent him from opting out of his deal after the season. << MORE >>

20 questions: Why did Harvey improve?

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Scouts said Matt Harvey looked like a middle-of-the-rotation starter while pitching in Triple-A last season. Heck, even Buffalo manager Wally Backman told Terry Collins for a month that Harvey was not ready. So how do you explain the difference between Harvey’s showing in the International League and in the majors, when Harvey posted a 2.73 ERA and struck out 70 in 59 1/3 innings during what was considered his rookie season? << MORE >>

Nets need to shake things up

The Brooklyn Nets are in a rut — and something needs to change. The Nets lost for the fifth time in their past eight games, 89-74, to the Washington Wizards on Friday night at Verizon Center. During that stretch, according to YES Network, they’re averaging 88.5 points for, 95.3 points against and 15.9 turnovers. "I’m very concerned," interim coach P.J. Carlesimo told reporters in D.C. after his team shot a season-low 32.9 percent from the field. << MORE >>

Morning briefing: Zack Wheeler deals

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: Mets fans got a glimpse of the future Friday at the team’s complex, as Zack Wheeler observed Matt Harvey throw a bullpen session, then began throwing at the adjacent mound. Courtesy of New York Mets Zack Wheeler “I’m just going to try to go out there and do my best and make them make a decision, and make it sort of hard on them,” said Wheeler, who already has been told by Terry Collins the Opening Day roster is a long shot. << MORE >>

Piazza denies banned steroid use

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. — Mike Piazza, in his first interview since falling short of first-ballot election to the Hall of Fame, indicated feeling disappointed with the voting result. Piazza also denies using banned steroids in a soon-to-be-released autobiography, "Long Shot." Piazza appeared on 57.8 percent of ballots cast — shy of the 75 percent threshold for election, but close enough to make it a near-certainty he wil be enshrined within a couple of years. << MORE >>

Morning briefing: Piazza memoir on sale

PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. FIRST PITCH: Mike Piazza’s autobiography “Long Shot” is out this week. According to David Waldstein in the Times, Piazza denies used banned steroids, but acknowledges experimenting with amphetamines pre-2006 as well as using a supplement that contained androstenedione until the Mark McGwire hullabaloo prompted him to “phase it out.” AP Photo/Cliff Owen Mike Piazza The Post review includes this excerpt: Mike Piazza thinks Hispanic ballplayers need to learn English. << MORE >>

Duncan, Ginobili doubtful for Spurs

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — Potentially good news for the Brooklyn Nets ... San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan (knee/ankle) and guard Manu Ginobili (hamstring) are both doubtful for Sunday night’s game. Duncan has sat out seven of the last nine games, while Ginobili has missed three in a row. Then again ... The Spurs are 17-1 against the Nets over the last 10 seasons (2003-04 to date), according to the Elias Sports Bureau. That’s the best record for any NBA team against a particular opponent during that span. << MORE >>

Woody on Shump trade: 'Just rumors'

The big news on Saturday was the report of a trade possibility involving Iman Shumpert to the Suns, but sources told that it was "unlikely." On Sunday, Mike Woodson downplayed the news as well. "Those are just trade rumors," he said. Reportedly, the Suns contacted the Knicks to say they were interested in Shumpert and would be willing to offer Jared Dudley and a draft pick. While Dudley is a better shooter, Woodson is focused on Shumpert's defensive potential. << MORE >>