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A-Rod: Ace recruiter for the Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Oct 05, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

photo03.jpgNow that the season is over for CC Sabathia, Alex Rodriguez is doing his part to get the big lefty to sign with the Yankees.

In an attempt to show CC how great it is to be fabulously wealthy, Alex dined at a sidewalk cafe in the Village and casually wiped his face with a $100 bill.

It is not known whether A-Rod then flung the soiled bill to the ground and said, “Let’s see Jeter do that.” But one would assume he did.

It is expected once Sabathia learns that being a Yankee means you can use $100s as a napkin, he will sign immediately.

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On a serious note, perhaps you noticed John Danks win two huge games for the White Sox in the last week. This would be the same John Danks who lost 13 games and had a 5.50 ERA for the White Sox last season when he was 22. The lesson is you have to be patient with young starters.

Sure, Phil Hughes and Ian Kennedy had poor seasons for the Yankees. But there was a reason they were first-round picks (just like Danks) and you have to give them time. If the playoffs can serve as a blueprint, that is what the Yankees should take from it.

By all means, go get Sabathia or Derek Lowe or A.J. Burnett. But don’t give up on Hughes or Kennedy. Give it a year and they they could be pitching in a big game in October.

 
 

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