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By Steve Phillips, ESPNThere are a lot of people who think Alex Rodriguez will be largely unaffected by what's gone on this offseason. They say that he no longer cares what other people think. I don't believe that's the case. Despite his claims that he feels a burden has been lifted and now he can just go out and play, I think the burden has grown exponentially and he will be under pressure this year like never before.
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|• It's a long time coming, but Ken Griffey Jr. will again play with the Seattle Mariners. Griffey's knee, on which he had arthroscopic surgery in October, held up just fine during a simulated game Monday, and he is ready to go Wednesday against the Australian national team.||WORST|
|• If it seems as if someone else pulls out of the World Baseball Classic every few seconds, well, that's because someone pulls out of the World Baseball Classic every few seconds. Add Joe Nathan and B.J. Ryan to the list. Albert Pujols, meanwhile, will compete in the WBC, just not against the Dominican Republic.|
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