• After 4,561 Days, A-Rod Will No Longer Play For Yanks

    Posted by on August 7th, 2016 · Comments (23)

    I guess A-Rod is the new Reggie?

    Good job by the Yankees. I am all for getting rid of useless parts.

    I wonder if we’ll see A-Rod, Bonds, Giambi and McGwire all managing in the majors someday?

    Comments on After 4,561 Days, A-Rod Will No Longer Play For Yanks

    1. redbug
      August 7th, 2016 | 5:20 pm

      I wonder if another team will sign him?

    2. Evan3457
      August 8th, 2016 | 4:48 am

      Well, that story has run its course.
      The retirement of Teixeira and the release of A-Rod are the next steps on the road back.

    3. LMJ229
      August 8th, 2016 | 9:15 pm

      It is quite clear that Hal, unlike his dad, does not believe in eating contracts. This was his way of clearing a roster spot while still making the player fulfill his contract. My guess is they purposefully didn’t play A-Rod to give him a taste of what it feels like to ride the bench day after day. Then they presented him with a contract ultimatum: continue to ride the bench for the remainder of the contract or accept his release and ride out the contract as a special assistant. To A-Rod’s credit, he accepted the latter. He could have accepted the former, acted badly, and forced the Yankees to release him with no further obligation to the team. It appears A-Rod took the high road out of town. He deserves some credit for that.

    4. LMJ229
      August 8th, 2016 | 9:23 pm

      This clearly was not as amicable as the Yankees would like us to believe. Cashman and Girardi both gave uncomfortable answers when asked the difficult questions. And Hal’s absence speaks volumes. After all, the negotiations took place exclusively between Hal and A-Rod and I believe A-Rod’s title is “special assistant to the owner”. I would have liked to see Hal man up like A-Rod did.

    5. jgibbs41
      August 8th, 2016 | 11:05 pm

      Man up? How? Maybe Hal should hire a bunch of lawyers to file suit against everyone in sight (and then not bother to actually pay them).

    6. August 9th, 2016 | 9:04 am

      Here’s the thing with A-Rod…and it will ALWAYS be THE THING with A-ROD:

      He got busted for PEDs. He denied it. Then, he confessed to it. He cried. He said it was a mistake. He said it was wrong. He vowed to fight against them. He swore that he would never do it again…

      …and, THEN, he DID it AGAIN.

      The dude cannot be trusted. He’s a liar. He will look right at you, tell you what he thinks is supposed to be said, and then do whatever he wants, laws, rules and consequences be damned.

      Why anyone would ever believe anything he says is beyond me? I guess it’s wishful thinking? Me? Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me. And, I won’t be fooled again.

    7. redbug
      August 9th, 2016 | 5:42 pm

      And those are the times he was caught.

      Does anyone really believe he was not aided by PED’s in ’09? Last year?

    8. Evan3457
      August 10th, 2016 | 12:07 am

      redbug wrote:

      And those are the times he was caught.
      Does anyone really believe he was not aided by PED’s in ’09? Last year?

      Nobody knows, and no one can say with any measure of certainty that he was clean.
      For me, the end with A-Rod came when he attacked not just MLB for their dirty methods of “evidence gathering”, but the Yankees and their team doctors as well.

    9. redbug
      August 10th, 2016 | 12:46 pm

      @ Evan3457:
      Evan3457 wrote:

      redbug wrote:
      And those are the times he was caught.
      Does anyone really believe he was not aided by PED’s in ’09? Last year?
      Nobody knows, and no one can say with any measure of certainty that he was clean.
      For me, the end with A-Rod came when he attacked not just MLB for their dirty methods of “evidence gathering”, but the Yankees and their team doctors as well.

      And how about when he went after players union head, Michael Weiner, who was dying of cancer?!

    10. Evan3457
      August 11th, 2016 | 12:41 am

      redbug wrote:

      @ Evan3457:
      Evan3457 wrote:
      redbug wrote:
      And those are the times he was caught.
      Does anyone really believe he was not aided by PED’s in ’09? Last year?
      Nobody knows, and no one can say with any measure of certainty that he was clean.
      For me, the end with A-Rod came when he attacked not just MLB for their dirty methods of “evidence gathering”, but the Yankees and their team doctors as well.
      And how about when he went after players union head, Michael Weiner, who was dying of cancer?!

      Yeah, that too.

    11. #15
      August 11th, 2016 | 7:52 am

      And threw Cisco under the bus to deflect from his own PED connections.

    12. redbug
      August 11th, 2016 | 8:01 am

      @ #15:
      #15 wrote:

      And threw Cisco under the bus to deflect from his own PED connections.

      Cisco?

    13. Evan3457
      August 11th, 2016 | 1:12 pm

      redbug wrote:

      @ #15:
      #15 wrote:
      And threw Cisco under the bus to deflect from his own PED connections.
      Cisco?

      Francisco Cervelli, I assume.

    14. August 11th, 2016 | 1:13 pm

      Yup

    15. redbug
      August 11th, 2016 | 3:27 pm

      @ Steve L.:

      He did?

    16. Evan3457
      August 11th, 2016 | 5:49 pm

      redbug wrote:

      @ Steve L.:
      He did?

      Yeah, he went after everyone during the Biogenesis thing. And that’s why I finally gave up on him as a person.

    17. #15
      August 11th, 2016 | 11:11 pm

      If they hadn’t trade Francisco… It would have been a very interesting clubhouse after A-Rod took a dump on him (and the Yankees, and MLB, and the players union). He really poisoned his legacy over that stretch, compounded by a windbag celebrity lawyer. After that he either started getting good advice, or started taking good advice, and was a model citizen. Too late. Character revealed.

    18. Raf
      August 12th, 2016 | 11:00 am

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Yeah, he went after everyone during the Biogenesis thing.

      As well as he should have. I would’ve gone and extracted my pound of flesh as well.

      At any rate, he’s still considered a good teammate, knowledgeable, and a mentor to others. So I’ll take the word of others in the game over what’s reported in the press.

    19. Evan3457
      August 12th, 2016 | 6:18 pm

      Raf wrote:

      Evan3457 wrote:
      Yeah, he went after everyone during the Biogenesis thing.
      As well as he should have. I would’ve gone and extracted my pound of flesh as well.
      At any rate, he’s still considered a good teammate, knowledgeable, and a mentor to others. So I’ll take the word of others in the game over what’s reported in the press.

      He later admitted everything, and admitted that what he did was wrong. He later apologized to everyone he went after.

      I’ll take his word for it.

    20. Raf
      August 13th, 2016 | 6:32 am

      So, what did you guys think?

      Roku blackout, so I could only listen to audio

    21. redbug
      August 13th, 2016 | 8:43 am

      He got more than deserved but far less than Jeter and Mo. Even God down-played his ceremony w/ the thunder and downpour! LOL.

      The thing w/ Arod is we’ll never know what was substance-added vs real talent. He won’t know either.

    22. Evan3457
      August 13th, 2016 | 11:58 am

      Raf wrote:

      So, what did you guys think?
      Roku blackout, so I could only listen to audio

      It was interesting. He’s still non-committal about his future. I think he’s hoping to play again at some point, that someone will give him one more chance.

      Who knows? With 6 months to rest, he might be ready to try again in February, and his using PEDs again can’t be ruled out entirely.

    23. LMJ229
      August 13th, 2016 | 11:10 pm

      I think the Yankees and A-Rod both handled a very tough situation very well. I was glad to see A-Rod get one more hit and RBI and was glad to see the Yankees recognize him the way they did. However, I would not be at all surprised to see A-Rod in another team’s uniform this year or next.

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