Via George King -
There are pros and cons connected to [Alex] Rodriguez leaving camp [to play in the World Baseball Classic].
The positive is that the WBC drug tests are more exhaustive than MLB’s and if he passes that test, he can point to being clean, which Rodriguez insists he has been since 2004.
One drawback is that Rodriguez has developed a support system inside the Yankees clubhouse that will not be with him during the WBC.
He also knows what to expect from the media that covers the Yankees. Starting Monday, he will be treated like new meat for another army of reporters. And given Rodriguez’s ability to say the wrong thing at the wrong time, he could cause himself additional trouble.
That’s an interesting point about A-Rod becoming open game on Monday. If Alex is smart, he won’t say a word to anyone about anything. But, what are the odds of that happening?