This was in a recent “Bill James Online Mailbag” -
As a Yankee fan (sorry, apologies upfront), I’d like to give the organization and A-Rod the benefit of the doubt on waiting until January to have surgery that, I seem to remember, we all knew he was going to have back in November. I’m assuming that there might have been medical reasons for having to wait? Otherwise…wtf?
Asked by: rtallia
I’ll tell you this: it’s a big wtf inside baseball. Obviously there is SOMETHING going on there that we don’t know about.
It does seem odd that A-Rod had “relatively minimal cartilage damage in his left hip” and, yet, required “pre-hab” and even the surgery itself.
A-Rod enjoys his time off and getting paid to party (while the rest of his team is playing). Could this whole hip thing be a case of “Bench me in the post-season? Well, then, screw you – I’m taking a spring vacation next year!” payback thing from Alex?