Interesting quote from A-Rod’s conference call on Monday:
“I banged my head against New York; New York didn’t bang me against the head. I felt like I made a lot of mistakes. I was trying to please everybody rather than do what made me happy.”
That validates what many people thought of him, that he was playing a role rather than just playing. I’m not sure he’s through that phase yet, but coming back to the Yankees the way he did was a good sign. Although obviously it could have been handled better in the first place.
Meanwhile, the Yankees still haven’t officially acknowledged that they have signed Jorge Posada (who had his physical six days ago) or Mariano Rivera. I’m not sure why, unless they’re planning a press conference for everybody at some point next week. The Yankees often move in mysterious ways.
It could be a quiet Winter Meetings unless Brian Cashman gets his trade shoes on. Can prospects not named Chamberlain, Hughes or Kennedy bring back something worthwhile? We could find out.