Forget to mention this before …
Joe Girardi said the exact right things after the press conference, commenting that he thought Alex’s emotions were genuine and should serve to help him move on. He was clearly thrilled that his players banded together to support Rodriguez.
“Fired up,” Girardi said. “That was great.”
Then we have Brian Cashman, who clearly would like to find a Wayback Machine, go back to 2007 and get rid of his third baseman.
Here is what Cashman said when asked about A-Rod saying he was young and stupid:
“Those are the facts he gave you, it doesn’t mean it’s acceptable. I like the fact more that he was stupid rather than young or naïve. It was a bad decision that may cost him on so many levels.”
Then there was this:
“We’ve invested in him as an asset. And because of that, this is an asset that is going through a crisis. So we’ll do everything we can to protect that asset and support that asset and try to salvage that asset.”
An asset? Brrrrrr.