• If The Yankees Really Want To Get Petty With A-Rod…

    Posted by on January 14th, 2014 · Comments (7)

    You know, there’s really not much that the Yankees can do with A-Rod now…outside of releasing him and paying his full salary for the remainder of his contract.

    But, one thing they can do now…and/or later…that is totally within their control…and that A-Rod would have no recourse to address, anywhere – not even in the courts (!)…would be to issue someone else on the team #13 and reassign Alex another number on the roster…say, like, zero, or, eighty-six, or, sixty-one.  (Each one of those has some special meaning here.  Try and figure it out.)

    They don’t even need re-issue #13 to someone else.  Just take it away from Rodriguez now.

    Of course, without question, if the Yankees did it, they would get flack for not taking the high road, etc.  But, if they were really pissed at A-Rod, and, if they wanted to send a message about how unwelcome he is now, this is one way they could do it…and there’s nothing Rodriguez could do about it, other than whine and pout.

    Comments on If The Yankees Really Want To Get Petty With A-Rod…

    1. Corey
      January 14th, 2014 | 4:48 pm

      Id rather the team take the high road personally. They dont stand to gain much from this move.

    2. January 14th, 2014 | 4:54 pm

      Well, there sure as hell ain’t going to retire the number for him – so, might as well give it to someone, if they wanted it.

      Then again, not sure who would want it now?

    3. Kamieniecki
      January 14th, 2014 | 5:01 pm

      No. 38 – the number of a former New York Yankee pitcher once the subject of a federal investigation involving his receipt of HGH.

    4. Mr. October
      January 14th, 2014 | 6:06 pm

      With Travis Hafner gone, Varitek’s #33 is available.

    5. OldYanksFan
      January 14th, 2014 | 7:01 pm

      Frankly, I let ARod come to 2015 ST and see if he’s got anything left. Even at 39, with both hips fully healed, and being ‘well rested’, it’s not crazy to think he can be a DH/BU3B and post a .700 – .750 OPS. Hell, Jeter is in a similar position this year, and Mo came back after a year off and a serious injury at 42.

      Unless they find an above average 3Bman by next year, why not at least take a look. Encourage him to play for the Ducks this year, to stay sharp. If he gets injured, Yankees win. If he can be decent in 2015, it may well be helpful.

    6. Corey
      January 14th, 2014 | 7:39 pm

      @ OldYanksFan:
      I agree. As bad as A-Rod is around the club house, they are still paying him and it’s about winning games. Unless the Yankees think Dante Bichette Jr. is gonna regain form (hah), they’ll need a 3b next year too.

    7. K-V-C
      January 14th, 2014 | 7:41 pm

      Since he’ll be back in 2015 the Yankees can’t really be that petty. What I would do is after A-rods last game, when ever that is, is let #13 rest for about a decade before giving it out again.

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