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Rodriguez expected next week

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 11, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Yankees officials said today that Alex Rodriguez is expected in camp on Tuesday, although he could check in earlier and start working out because he is on a WBC roster.

Rodriguez realizes, I was told, that he will need to address the media again. I’m sure there will be many questions about what he did in Texas given all the holes in the story he told Peter Gammons.

But at this point, who really cares? Rodriguez cheated and he lied about it for years. To what degree he cheated and lied doesn’t really make a difference. Rodriguez even made up a series of wild tales about Selena Roberts trying to break into his house. You can’t really believe anything he says, so asking him questions won’t prove anything. A freshman journalism student could catch him in a lie at this point.

Come in, say what you have to say and move along. Andy Pettitte did it the right way last season.

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It’s hard to feel sorry for anybody who will make $5 million. But Bobby Abreu can’t be a happy camper with his one-year deal with the Angels. How did the Mets pass on him for that kind of money?

Meanwhile, capable reliever Juan Cruz can’t get a deal because no teams wants to forfeit a first-round pick for him. Might he be better off waiting to after the draft and signing with a team then? Just an idea.

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