When I first read the Jon Heyman report this weekend, about the conference call between Alex Rodriguez, Brian Cashman, and Hal Steinbrenner where A-Rod was told that he was going to sit for two games, where Joe Girardi was not on the call, I just filed it away as one of those “Add Water” A-Rod Drama items without giving it much more thought.
However, driving in the car this morning, listening to Boomer and Carton on WFAN, I’m beginning to think this thing may have legs. The boys and their callers opined on this one quite a bit.
It seems that some are very into the timing of the benching – this being Miami, where A-Rod is king, etc. And, others are very into the matter that Girardi was not on the call. Some suggest that means that A-Rod and Joe don’t get along. Others think that the Yankees brass is setting Girardi up, somehow, with this move.
So, what do you think of this whole issue? Was my first impression correct – in that it’s just another sideshow in the A-Rod circus and “been there, done that”? Or, is this a sign of some bigger problem in the A-Rod, Cashman and Girardi love triangle?