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Rodriguez’s left hip surgery complete

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jan 16, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees have announced that Alex Rodriguez is out of surgery. Dr. Bryan Kelly completed the repair of Rodriguez’s left hip today at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, and according to the Yankees, everything went “as planned and without complication.”

Earlier this month, Dr. Kelly estimated that the operation would take roughly two hours. During that time Dr. Kelly would examine the joint cartilage, reshape the femur bone and reattach Rodriguez’s torn labrum.

“We’re literally trying to increase range of motion,” Dr. Kelly, said. “So this requires a tremendous amount of muscle reeducation post-operative that is very different from traditional rehab, and in that respect, the rehab component of this is really critical.”

Rodriguez is expected to be discharged tomorrow. He’ll then begin a supervised rehabilitation program, which Dr. Kelly has explained as including five steps.

1. Healing phase: Lasts about six weeks. Only range of motion exercises.
2. Early strengthening phase: Could take another six weeks or so for tissue to fully heal, and during that time they’ll be protective.
3. Strengthening phase: Roughly three months after the surgery, Rodriguez can begin strengthening in an “aggressive fashion.”
4. Endurance phase: After Rodriguez builds enough strength to do regular workouts, he’ll then be able to train for athletic strength and endurance.
5. Coordination phase: This is the last part of Rodriguez’s rehab, which Dr. Kelly described as “the functional return to sport.”

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155 Responses to “Rodriguez’s left hip surgery complete”

  1. Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    blake January 16th, 2013 at 3:04 pm
    Sweeny Murti ?@YankeesWFAN
    Yankees announce ARod hip surgery “went as planned and without complication.” Full recovery is estimated to be 6 months.
    ————————————————————————————————-
    I guess that is good news.
    6 months from now is mid July
    On track for post all star break return
    at Red Sox
    at Rangers
    Home game would be July 26 vs Rays
    followed by at Dogers to end July

  2. Tyler January 16th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    This I am not fine with. There was no way to know Gardner was going to be injured last offseason, so it is not easy to say, get Beltran just in case Gardner goes down after his 2011 season.

    Ibanez and the DH spot did well, and I do not think you can say Beltran being in Ibanez’s spot turns the postseason around, given Ibanez’s heroics in the ALDS, and both Beltran and Ibanez hit HRs in the LCS, though Beltran hit .300 to Ibanez’s .231.

    It makes more sense that to bring in Beltran, someone from Swisher, Granderson, and/or Gardner needed to go. I do not think there can be regret though with going the rotating DH and Ibanez though.
    ——————————————————–

    I loved Ibanez but Beltran >>>>> Ibanez. I’d rather have started the season off with him as DH than Raul.

  3. DONNYBROOK January 16th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    Sounds like full-time DH until the 2014 season. Bo Jax here we come.

  4. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 3:12 pm

    So it sounds like the labrum wasn’t more badly damaged than they had hoped (not that I would expect them to say that at this point), but good news. They need to get as much as they can for as long as they can from A-Rod’s contract.

    Get well soon, A-Rod.

  5. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 3:18 pm

    I put my hand up on your hip…

  6. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:19 pm

    “Full recovery” will take 6 months. So you’re looking at approximately beginning of August for his health to return. Then he has to start hitting and fielding and playing against live competition in the minor leagues for a stint.

    He’d be lucky to return to the roster when rosters expand in September. I hope Kevin Youkilis can have a typical Youk season.

  7. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    “I put my hand up on your hip…”

    Faith healing is a sideline for you? Sweet. :)

  8. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Heal well, Alex. Come back strong.

  9. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Heal well and swiftly, Alex!

    How did the cartilage look?

  10. DONNYBROOK January 16th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    He should be able to swing a bat, and station-to-station it around the bases. Defensively? NOPE

  11. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    re-post

    yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 3:12 pm
    I appreciate the info
    Seems strange to see that single game tickets are put on sale as late as March.

    I will be flying to NYC the last week of April, so you know I have to see at least 1 game
    in person at the New Stadium. First trip back to NYC since 2004.
    _____
    WTP, good for you! They often put single games on sale late. Interesting to see what they do this year in view of fewer season ticket sales. However, you might find better seats on Stubhub or through the new hookup with Ticketmaster. The tickets that go on sale for single games usually aren’t that great. Depends on whether you are going to a weekend or day game and # of tix, and most of all, what the weather is like, as April can be plenty cold. Looks like you’ll have a Blue Jays Thursday-weekend, and Astros during that last week.

  12. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Donny do you really believe Alex Rodriguez is done at third base? Honest question. I really don’t know.

  13. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    @jonmorosi

    MLB research actually says higher incidence of injury in 2006 and 2009 for MLB players who did NOT participate in Classic.

    ———————-

    LOL… how many WBC’s have there been so far?

  14. There Will Never Be Another Mo January 16th, 2013 at 3:23 pm

    Beltran should have been signed instead of any of the DH candidates. It hedges against Swisher leaving in FA. The OF is Gardner/Grandy/Swisher/Beltran. The latter 3 rotate through DH. Grandy desperately needed rest which he did not get.

    Beltran is a beast in the playoffs, he may not have fixed the entire postseason but we’d also still have him this year instead of a bunch of nothing.

    __________________

    I do not see this, because the production at DH during the regular season was fine with the rotation. In the DH spot, the Yanks batted: .293, 29 HRs, .860 OPS, 100 RBIs. Beltran on the other hand batted: .269, 32 HRs, .842 OPS, 97 RBIs. Ibanez was a “beast” in the ALDS, he out OPS’d Beltran, though in fewer ABs. Now Beltran hit around .300 in the NLCS, but he was not in total beast mode like he and Ibanez were in the DS. They both did hit a homerun. His stats against righties (which is what the Tigers threw at the Yankees) were good, but not as good against lefties, that is during the regular season (OPS)

    However, I can see if people wanted to upgrade over Swisher with Beltran. That makes sense.

    But again, this is just my three or four cents.

  15. Jerkface January 16th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    I do not see this, because the production at DH during the regular season was fine with the rotation. In the DH spot, the Yanks batted: .293, 29 HRs, .860 OPS, 100 RBIs. Beltran on the other hand batted: .269, 32 HRs, .842 OPS, 97 RBIs. Ibanez was a “beast” in the ALDS, he out OPS’d Beltran, though in fewer ABs. Now Beltran hit around .300 in the NLCS, but he was not in total beast mode like he and Ibanez were in the DS.

    Those DH numbers include A-rod & Jeter’s .900 OPS in that spot, which would not be lost by acquiring Beltran. More importantly Beltran is better defensively than Ibanez, a better hitter, and signed for 2013!

    Beltran hit .444 .542 .944 1.486 in the NLDS, and did it in twice the PA that Ibanez did. THat is because he is far more versatile hitter than Ibanez. Perhaps having that versatility could have lessened the ALDS, allowing the Yankees a better rotation in the ALCS.

  16. DONNYBROOK January 16th, 2013 at 3:26 pm

    Yankees should take a page outta Mark Cuban’s book, and the 1st day Yankee tickets go on sale, have Hal selling tickets outta 1 of the ticket booths. Of course, armed guards would be at the ready.

  17. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    What if Hal forced Cashman to choose between Kuroda and Beltran?

    It’s possible.

    Or what if Beltran demanded to play the outfield with his knee?

  18. DONNYBROOK January 16th, 2013 at 3:28 pm

    For the 2013 season, I don’t see the Yanks risking running him out there defensively. Beyond that, I really don’t know.

  19. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    “To conclude: No one actually said that Melky would be as good this season as he was last year with SF, even though Nick in SF stated otherwise (obliquely directed at me, I expect).

    No worries. Whatever helps you advance whatever argument you were making, even if it’s not a factual statement”

    Oh Mr. Prufrock, you can be such a goofy grump sometimes. If you’re going to be hypertechnical, I did not STATE that you or any other individual said Melky would be as good this season as he was pre-suspension in SF; I said that I had read back and then presented the two extremes. I don’t think anyone explicitly said he would be as bad as he was in Atlanta either.

    Actually, I understated the extremes. The real extremes would have Melky being WORSE than he was in Atlanta and even BETTER than he was in San Francisco. So yes, I was a little hyperbolic but not so to the maximum.

    It’s kind of like saying that Arod BEGGED Cashman to bring Melky back when no evidence of actual begging has been presented. Understandable to advance an argument even if not a factual statement.

    So I guess the question is, what is Melky’s non-hyperbolic upside now? Could he win a batting title? Would that basically be the same as being as good as he was in SF? Better?

  20. Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    WTP, good for you! They often put single games on sale late. Interesting to see what they do this year in view of fewer season ticket sales. However, you might find better seats on Stubhub or through the new hookup with Ticketmaster. The tickets that go on sale for single games usually aren’t that great. Depends on whether you are going to a weekend or day game and # of tix, and most of all, what the weather is like, as April can be plenty cold. Looks like you’ll have a Blue Jays Thursday-weekend, and Astros during that last week.
    ********************************************************************
    Very difficult for me to make these plans since I’m all the way over here on the West Coast.
    I am aware that tickets can be purchased via Ticketsmaster and no longer with StubHub.
    Not sure if that makes a difference to me.
    I have phoned Yankee Stadium to inquire about single game tickets, but they have been no help to date.
    Right now I can’t decide if I want to see a week night game or a game on the weekend.
    Being it’s my 1st trip back since 2004, there are many sights I want to see besides the game.
    I also want to take a tour of the new Yankee Stadium.
    So many decisions

  21. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 3:31 pm

    That will be the day when Hal does that.

    The critical issue for me was whether AROD had sufficient cartilage in his hip joint. We could assume the “nothing unexpected” means it was okay, but I think we as yet don’t know. Cartilage problems would not be unexpected nor would it be unexpected that the doctor, chastised a bit for too much talking earlier, would not be forthcoming if a problem existed.

    We do not yet know at what level he can return from the hip problem.

  22. Jerkface January 16th, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    What if Hal forced Cashman to choose between Kuroda and Beltran?

    It’s possible.

    Or what if Beltran demanded to play the outfield with his knee?

    First one is plausible. It seems that HAL is doing more than just giving Cashman a budget to work under (leaving personnel up to him) but actually needing to approve each amount spent on every player.

    Second one, not sure what that is getting at? Beltran wanted to be a yankee, he wanted to play for them, they could have played him in the OF and rotated him at DH. If he wanted to be a Yankee he would obviously understand the need to take turns at DH. The Yankees played Ibanez far more in the field than necessary so not sure even if Beltran wanted to play the field that it would be a problem.

  23. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    It’s hilarious for anyone to think that the public knows for certain any single aspect of the health of Alex Rodriguez. There could be more cartilage damage there then you could possibly dream of but you will never even catch a hint of it.

  24. Tackelberry January 16th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    If Yanks can just stay close, this is like trading for a bat around the trade deadline for the stretch run.

  25. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 3:36 pm

    “It’s hilarious for anyone to think that the public knows for certain any single aspect of the health of Alex Rodriguez”

    It would be…if true.

  26. DONNYBROOK January 16th, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    I just get the feeling we will be looking at a Bo Jackson situation, where the athlete is Never what he once was, and Not even close.

  27. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    Jerkface, my other point was what if the Yankees worried Beltran would be relegated to strictly DH or mostly DH and that didn’t jibe with Beltran and Boras plans to set him up for a contract following the 2-year short deal he was willing to accept? I think it’s the first one though and also Cashman and management felt OK with Swisher in RF and Ibanez at DH at those dollars.

  28. blake January 16th, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    “Beltran should have been signed instead of any of the DH candidates. It hedges against Swisher leaving in FA. The OF is Gardner/Grandy/Swisher/Beltran. The latter 3 rotate through DH. Grandy desperately needed rest which he did not get.”

    this

  29. Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:33 pm
    It’s hilarious for anyone to think that the public knows for certain any single aspect of the health of Alex Rodriguez. There could be more cartilage damage there then you could possibly dream of but you will never even catch a hint of it.
    —————————————————————————————————————-
    Everybody think they are an expert on the subject.
    Personally, I am not thinking about his surgery very much. Happy the reports are positive and now the 6 month countdown can begin.
    My expectations are low because the surgery he just had is very serious.
    If he returns in July and is productive, then that would be reason to celebrate.

  30. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    It’s kind of like saying that Arod BEGGED Cashman to bring Melky back when no evidence of actual begging has been presented. Understandable to advance an argument even if not a factual statement.
    ///

    Except there was a quote that Alex “begged” the Yankees to re-sign Cabrera. Thus its circulation. Not quite the same as attributing a statement never made to your unidentified poster, or anyone discussing the subject at the time.

    Turns out an unidentified poster can’t really be accused of making a statement they didn’t make, since they, like the statement, don’t actually exist.

    As the king of tirelessly chasing down posters for pages and pages over some semantic slip of the fingertip, just for the sport of it, I’m sure you want to be held to a similar standard. :D . Thank you for your explanation.

  31. Jerkface January 16th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    Jerkface, my other point was what if the Yankees worried Beltran would be relegated to strictly DH or mostly DH and that didn’t jibe with Beltran and Boras plans to set him up for a contract following the 2-year short deal he was willing to accept?

    But Beltran offered the Yankees a chance to match right before he signed with STL, so clearly he wasn’t worried about it. He wanted to be a Yankee.

  32. blake January 16th, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    “If Yanks can just stay close, this is like trading for a bat around the trade deadline for the stretch run.”

    assuming he’s any good or makes it back at all….I wouldn’t count on Alex for 2013….if he comes back then that’s gravy but they should plan like he’s going to miss the season.

  33. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:41 pm

    Donny I get that same feeling. The energy in Alex Rodriguez was stuck at a lower threshold last season, like he had been sapped. Like Bo Jackson before him, Arod reminds me of the Princess Bride movie when Wesley the Pirate, while crippled with post-death symptoms, bluffs that he is at full strength and coaxes Prince Humperdink to “Lay down your sword.”

  34. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    Every day we on the board seem to awaken with hope of a player acquisition. Then, as another day passes, reality sets in.

    It will be interesting to see how season ticket and individual sales sales will compare in volume to last year during the pre-season sales period. I would bet they will be down by an appreciable amount.

    Despite Hal’s bluster, this has been a very bad off-season in the team PR department.

  35. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 3:42 pm

    WTP, usually it is fairly easy to get tickets in April, even at the last minute. Therefore, you can likely wait to see how your other plans materialize before committing to a specific day. Sounds like you have a lot of exciting things planned. As for Yankees, in April a wide range of seats should be readily available. Stubhub will still deal in Yankee tickets, it is just a question of what the logistics will be and if they will any longer have electronic downloads or only hard tickets. You can also use ticketmaster and the STH seller’s site to purchase tickets. April will always be a buyer’s market. If you need any help/further advice, please let me know.

  36. blake January 16th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    Beltran, Swisher, Gardner, and Granderson could have shard the OF and DH spots and Swisher could have gotten some 1B time as well…..basically they needed a bat and Beltran was kinda what they needed…..you can figure out where to play everybody. Beltran mashes in the playoffs because he hits good pitchers as good as anybody in baseball……this is a new thing to track but I bet becomes more main stream in the coming years…..teams are going to want guys that hit the good pitchers.

  37. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:43 pm

    As far as what was leaked to the public Jerkface. I don’t think Boras wanted the world to know the Yankees saw Beltran as a DH if they did seem him as one. He didn’t want the risk and bad press because any negativity about his players damages his leverage in negotiations. But maybe Beltran did have his heart set on being a Yankee and it was strictly a dollars/risk, bang-for-your-buck calculation.

  38. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Between Holliday, Beltran, Cespedes and not keeping Jesus Montero, the Yankees have been consistent in flipping off avoiding leaving Robinson Cano stranded in the middle of the lineup, and in addressing their aging lineup in general.

    This is not a job well done.

  39. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    Hell, might as well just slam down Zoilo in the lineup and say “sink or swin” like they did with the Tainted One. At least, we’d have some youth.

  40. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    “Despite Hal’s bluster, this has been a very bad off-season in the team PR department.”

    Rumor has it that Hal was dressed up as Marie Antoinette last Halloween.

  41. blake January 16th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    hardly anybody wanted them to sign Cespedes last winter…..everyone thought he was too risky and that they were worried the hit tool wouldn’t translate…..that was a legit concern. However the video everyone made fun of that showed him roasting a pig and jumping around on the beach also showed the dude doing things that only a handful of people on this planet can do……

  42. DONNYBROOK January 16th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    I’m just looking atta guy pushing 40, that has had Major surgery to both hips, used steroids, and is attempting to compete against the Best athletes in the world. I’m not Big on “Princess Bride”, though my wife and daughter love it. I do like Bob Hope’s, “Princess And The Pirate”.

  43. blake January 16th, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    “Between Holliday, Beltran, Cespedes and not keeping Jesus Montero, the Yankees have been consistent in flipping off avoiding leaving Robinson Cano stranded in the middle of the lineup, and in addressing their aging lineup in general.”

    hey remember when Cashman said he’d be willing to trade excess offense for pitching? That was funny

  44. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I was pro-Cespedes, pro-Chapman, pro-Darvish

    Spend all the money you want on high ceiling young players with amazing talent.

    Spend none on aging, declining veterans.

  45. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    Mr. Prufrock, are you speaking up about this outrage because you think that I suggested that you said something that you didn’t say but might believe but I shouldn’t suggest that you said it because you only believe it but didn’t actually say it? Is that the problem?

  46. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    It kills me that Cespedes is not on this team. In the footage of one video or press photo I could see Tony Pena in the background. What was he doing there in Cuba? Was the man sober? At all?

  47. Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 3:42 pm
    WTP, usually it is fairly easy to get tickets in April, even at the last minute. Therefore, you can likely wait to see how your other plans materialize before committing to a specific day. Sounds like you have a lot of exciting things planned. As for Yankees, in April a wide range of seats should be readily available. Stubhub will still deal in Yankee tickets, it is just a question of what the logistics will be and if they will any longer have electronic downloads or only hard tickets. You can also use ticketmaster and the STH seller’s site to purchase tickets. April will always be a buyer’s market. If you need any help/further advice, please let me know.
    ———————————————————————————————-
    I appreciate all the expert advice and tips.
    Maybe you can ask Chad for my e-mail and we can continue this convo over
    e-mail.
    I guess up until now I did not realize that April would be a market to my advantage and
    that I could wait until the week of to buy tickets.
    That makes me wonder if I can buy tickets the day of the game, at the Stadium box office??
    Thank You so much!

  48. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    blake January 16th, 2013 at 3:46 pm

    hardly anybody wanted them to sign Cespedes last winter…..everyone thought he was too risky and that they were worried the hit tool wouldn’t translate
    ///

    I DID! :D .

    Signed,

    Starving For Youth!

  49. blake January 16th, 2013 at 3:51 pm

    “I was pro-Cespedes, pro-Chapman, pro-Darvish”

    I was pro-Cespedes, pro-Chapman, pro-Soler, pro- all the cubans……I was sorta pro-Darvish but would have been 100% pro Darvish had I known they were gonna trade Montero for a pitcher.

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:52 pm

    Nick,

    As long as you know I secretly believe something you made up for me, then everything is hunky dory.

  51. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    The schedule is out and no one told me… I’m mad at you guys!!

    They will, for the 6th or 7th year in a row, be playing a home game on my birthday. I will need to eat a lot of Ramen to attend this game but it will be worth it.

  52. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 3:49 pm

    I was pro-Cespedes, pro-Chapman, pro-Darvish

    Spend all the money you want on high ceiling young players with amazing talent.

    Spend none on aging, declining veterans.
    ///

    Yessir., that is the winning ticket.

  53. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    I will say this: the little chub is going to get some real protection this season. Too bad we don’t have a Bautista for Cano :(

  54. FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    This talk of Cespedes is going to give me an ulcer. My cue to hit the BK drive thru for big daddy’s Whopper!!! Later

  55. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    Rich,

    I don’t think we know anything about the cartilage issue until and unless the doctor specifically comments on it.

  56. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    I’m pro-Cuban cigars.

  57. Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Shame
    So am I. Not like I have a connection at the airport, but I wish I did.

  58. joeman January 16th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    looking at that schedule & everything goes as planned it looks like sometime in mid July….prob will get a better timetable after 3 months

  59. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    FiretheUMPIRE January 16th, 2013 at 3:55 pm

    This talk of Cespedes is going to give me an ulcer. My cue to hit the BK drive thru for big daddy’s Whopper!!! Later
    ///

    I thought you only eat wild boar, etc?

  60. randy l. January 16th, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    the one thing we know about yankee ownership is that hal and hank and randy levine fought to the death against the new cba.

    it was over their dead body that they would go along without a fight.

    ah, but it was a glorious fight. hal’s hair even got messed up at one point.

    george would have been real proud of them for not caving into the small market franchises who were trying to steal yankee money.

  61. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    Spending money on upside players rather than declining players–wouldn’t one think that would be obvious to the team? I guess it is not. They prefer knowing what they are getting even it it includes a decline over any risk on an player without an MLB track record. . It is known in the medical community as the Igawa Syndrome.

  62. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    I think more than a few of us were pro-Cespedes, pro-Soler, pro-Darvish, pro-anyone with talent who we could sign for money alone! :)

  63. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Guys… today is a big day. Today, Mariah Carey is on American Idol and though I’ve never watched this show I will this evening to hone my Diva skills.

    In the spirit of my JLo Yankees comparison, I’d like to share this: “I ask him, ‘Why don’t you go find a young girlfriend and get out of here? What do you want with me?’ And you think, ‘How long is this gone be?’ You think, ‘Okay, in 10 years I’m going to be like this and you’re going to be like that’ and … men at that age are … I think all different things. The truth is we don’t know what’s going to happen. We’re loving this moment right now. We make each other happy.”

    This quote is Jennifer Lopez asking OUT LOUD and IN THE PUBLIC what her backup dancer boyfriend would want with her.

    Stop. Please. No. This is Bad Form.

    We need to get the Yankees back to being more than JLo.

  64. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:03 pm

    Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 3:57 pm

    Shame
    So am I. Not like I have a connection at the airport, but I wish I did.

    ———————-

    I think I know a guy that gets them off the back of a truck… but only if they fall off, of course.

  65. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    YF,

    You are right. Their have been many of us on the use your money smartly train. Hal derailed it.

  66. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Mr. Prufrock, now you’re being hyperbolic. I didn’t make up anything for you. I don’t know what you really believe, secretly or not. Either you believe that Melky could win a batting title or you don’t.

    What should not be controversial is that Melky’s 2013 production will fall between the extremes of as-bad-as-or-worse-than his Atlanta production and as-good-as-or-better-than his San Francisco production.

    Every GM that considered signing him had to look at his whole career and then guess where his 2013 production is likely to fall inside that spectrum. Just looking at his age, skills, position, and recent slash lines, he would have gotten more dollars and years than he got.

    But he didn’t, so clearly the teams involved took the PED-related factors into account in calculating what kind of production to expect as well as the other factors involved. Which is what I was discussing with Shame Spencer.

  67. blake January 16th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    maybe Arod should sleep in a hyperbolic chamber…..

  68. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Good one Blake.

  69. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    WTP, you should be able to buy tickets day of the game, depending on cost/type of seat you want, which day and weather conditions. Where are you looking to sit?

    As for email, if you tell Chad to send me your email, he will do so.

  70. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Mr. Prufrock, now you’re being hyperbolic. I didn’t make up anything for you. I don’t know what you really believe, secretly or not. Either you believe that Melky could win a batting title or you don’t.
    ///

    Already said he could win a batting title (didn’t I? Didn’t he?). What I did not say, or think, is that he would replicate last year’s numbers. I do think he will have an excellent season, if healthy, given the hitters in the lineup and hitting in the confines of the hitter friendly Rogers Center. One thing though that has helped him stay on the straight and narrow approach-wise is having played for the last two seasons in parks that discourage home runs (but which encourage doubles). I will be watching his season with great interest, and some melancholy, of course, that he wasn’t brought back home.

  71. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Mac-

    Wasn’t the “Igawa Syndrome” a movie about a baseball team who’s entire scouting dep’t. nearly had a meltdown causing extreme panic in the Front Office, or was it just a surfing promo flick sponsored by Ray-Ban ?

    I don’t remember which right now.

  72. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 3:56 pm
    Rich,

    I don’t think we know anything about the cartilage issue until and unless the doctor specifically comments on it.
    ___
    Which I will not hold my breath waiting to hear about; however, I really wish we had this information. We should have some rights as Yankee fans! :mad:

  73. pat January 16th, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    newsdaymarcus
    His office says Dr. Bryan Kelly, A-Rod’s surgeon, needs OK from Yankees to discuss procedure.

  74. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    blake January 16th, 2013 at 4:07 pm

    maybe Arod should sleep in a hyperbolic chamber…..
    ///

    Isn’t it a bit crowded in there already?

  75. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    Maybe A-Rod could breath thru an objective pipe while he was in said chamber.

    Might help his recovery effort.

    ;)

  76. Hassey January 16th, 2013 at 4:16 pm

    knowing A-Rod, he’d probably buy the Orgasmatron instead (my apologies to Woody)

  77. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 4:17 pm

    austinmac

    I agree. I think I said that in my first post.

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Poor Alex :(

  79. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Nope. The Centauratron more likely.

    With the magic fingers attachments.

    :)

  80. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    All joking aside, we know that Alex will do whatever it takes to get back. Let’s just hope the Gods are on his side.

  81. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    newsdaymarcus
    His office says Dr. Bryan Kelly, A-Rod’s surgeon, needs OK from Yankees to discuss procedure.
    _

    If we take that at face value, he already has that OK from A-Rod.

  82. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I just got an email from a former coworker saying ‘So… arod got the same surgery as me.’

    Obviously, I’ll grill her about it and get back to you guys with the details ;)

  83. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:21 pm

    yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    All joking aside, we know that Alex will do whatever it takes to get back. Let’s just hope the Gods are on his side.
    ////

    Amen. I would hate to think we have seen the last of this historically great player. It’s been unbelievable to be able to watch him as a Yankee. Don’t think I was ever happier for anyone than I was for Alex in 2009.

  84. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    @MikeFrancesaNY

    I sat on a doctahs table once with an NFL Runnin Back next to me, ok. And we were both in teahs with da knee rehab. Both of us.

  85. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    “Obviously, I’ll grill her about it and get back to you guys with the details”

    Including the degree to which her doctors thought that her prior steroid usage contributed to the condition!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ;)

  86. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    “Already said he could win a batting title (didn’t I? Didn’t he?).”

    I don’t know if he said that or not. But we’ve made progress here.

    So [pivoting to Shame Spencer], we have a switch-hitting player here that some believe could have the upside potential of winning a batting title with good outfield defense , but he just signed the contract of a far lesser player.

    There’s your real-world effect of GM’s taking into account Melky’s PED usage and trying to predict what his future production without PEDs will be as well as the chance, somewhere between the extremes of 0% and 100%, that Melky will a) use PEDs again and b) be caught doing so.

  87. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    I think I can live w/o hearing about how Dr. Kelly ground down A-rod’s femur head with some high speed dremel tool and a black and decker shaping it with uttmost care.

    But Ok.

    :)

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:23 pm

    Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    I just got an email from a former coworker saying ‘So… arod got the same surgery as me.’

    Obviously, I’ll grill her about it and get back to you guys with the details ;)
    ////

    Shame, I am looking forward to those details.

  89. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    “Already said he could win a batting title (didn’t I? Didn’t he?).”

    I don’t know if he said that or not. But we’ve made progress here.
    ///

    I said it, he did it (albeit unofficially).

  90. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    “…we have a switch-hitting player here that some believe could have the upside potential of winning a batting title with good outfield defense , but he just signed the contract of a far lesser player.”

    We have others who think (raises hand) that he can merely be a pretty good player for at least the life of the contract and provide something the Yankees don’t have much of now: relative youth with upside potential.

    The batting title part is noise to me.

  91. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    And cheers to young Jack Wilshere, a presently-untainted hero in the Nick in SF household.

  92. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    “The batting title part is noise to me.”

    Sure, but I can’t control what other people post on here. Nor would I want to.

  93. yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    Amen. I would hate to think we have seen the last of this historically great player. It’s been unbelievable to be able to watch him as a Yankee. Don’t think I was ever happier for anyone than I was for Alex in 2009.
    _________
    Pruf, yes, it’s been a treat to watch Alex. He’s played some great games for us at OYS and NYS. Sublime talent who always has hustled regardless of the score, inning, stakes. Hope to see him play in many more games at NYS. And agree about Alex getting the albatross off his back in 2009. A magical series and that clincher at the Stadium was surreal.

  94. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    This Manti T’eo thing is CRAY.

  95. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    Melky could very well continue to use some form of PEDs with better masking agents, or time his usage more carefully to evade detection, or whatever. No one knows the true parameters of PED usage in MLB. What we’ve heard is quotes from “GMs in the game” and Conte, that there is a “real problem.” The idea that someone is “clean” ever after being caught may be fanciful.

    I remember that story about the Red Sox hiring someone to advise players on how to correctly use and how to avoid getting nailed.

  96. Rich in NJ January 16th, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    “Sure, but I can’t control what other people post on here. Nor would I want to.”

    The batting title part (Massey’s prediction) forms the foundation of why his high AVG last season wasn’t a fluke or necessarily PED-induced.

    But what I meant was that it’s not a necessary precondition to measure his expected performance.

  97. charlestonchew January 16th, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I expect Alex to have a magnificent comeback and get back to his 30/100 days. Once that hip is repaired, and it seems like this problem has lingered for a LONG time, who can say what he’s capable of? I think he can easily hit 30 / 100 with a solid OBP and above average defense.

  98. Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    yankeefeminista January 16th, 2013 at 4:12 pm
    WTP, you should be able to buy tickets day of the game, depending on cost/type of seat you want, which day and weather conditions. Where are you looking to sit?

    As for email, if you tell Chad to send me your email, he will do so.

    —————————————————————————————————————
    Obviously I want the best seats for the lowest price. I need to study the seating chart
    and make a decision.
    At the old Stadium I sat down 3rd, in the bleachers and down 1st base. Pretty much all over except for LF
    Maybe I should return to the Bleachers again? I can’t say.

    I will contact Chad but lately he has not replied to my e-mails

  99. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:38 pm

    charlestonchew,

    While I think that is unlikely, given his injuries, and age, that would be wonderful. Alex certainly has the dedication and is a special athlete. Good thoughts.

  100. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    I will contact Chad but lately he has not replied to my e-mails

    ———————

    You’re not alone, WTP :mad:

  101. Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    This Manti T’eo thing is CRAY.
    —————————————————————–
    What happened to Manti??

  102. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    The batting title part (Massey’s prediction) forms the foundation of why his high AVG last season wasn’t a fluke or necessarily PED-induced.
    ///

    Indeed. It means you think the guy may have a shot due to likely putting together multiple seasons of hitting for high average.

  103. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 4:42 pm

    Rich, I don’t think winning a batting title is the proper measuring stick for Melky either.

    For anyone interested in New Jersey-related pop culture, here is the indie band Yo La Tengo playing on the Late Night show last night:

    http://pitchfork.com/news/4917.....on-fallon/

  104. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    Chad does eventually get round to replying. He prefaced an email to me with “this is way overdue…” It had been a long-ago request to contact another commenter here with my information. We finally hooked up :D .

  105. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:30 pm
    This Manti T’eo thing is CRAY.
    —————————————————————–
    What happened to Manti??

    ———————-

    More like what didn’t happen to Manti. His girlfriend with leukemia didn’t die because she didn’t exist.

  106. charlestonchew January 16th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    I don’t think it’s that outlandish to expect a return to 30/100 for Alex. If you look at his statistics, the fewest games he has played in a season with the Yankees is 99. He hit 16 homeruns in that span. In 2012, while battling an injury the entire year, he still managed to launch 18 homers in 122 games.

    If he is surgically repaired and is given back that explosiveness and movement–which, by the doctor’s account seems likely–then why can’t he play 20 or so more games and hit out another 12 or so homeruns? The doctor who operated was very clear that this injury had been nagging and dragging down his performance for at least a few years. If the joint is reshaped properly and he heals and rehabs correctly (alex is a notoriously hard worker), then I can’t imagine a scenario where he doesn’t return to a similar form. It’s not like his decline was precipitous. He hit 30/125 in 2010.

    If this surgery went well and if it rehabs correctly, we can expect him to play like he has in the past more than he has in the last two years, in my opinion. Some of his struggles have been related to small freak injuries, too, so it’s hard to imagine what a full year would look like. Let’s wait and see how he produces when he returns after the All-Star break… but I would never bet against this future hall of famer who could perhaps be the greatest player to every play this game when all is said and done.

  107. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:47 pm

    Might be one of the craziest sports related stories in a long time: http://deadspin.com/5976517/ma.....socialflow

    If Deadspin’s reporting is accurate, I really don’t get how none of these other outlets did followup work on their stories.

  108. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    “This week, we got in touch with a woman living in Torrance, Calif. We’ll call her Reba, to protect her identity. She was initially confused, then horrified to find that she had become the face of a dead woman. “That picture,” she told us over the phone, “is a picture of me from my Facebook account.”

    Guys, this is what JayZ was talking about. CRAY.

  109. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    The only CRAY I know is a Supercomputer.

    :)

  110. bruceb January 16th, 2013 at 4:54 pm

    Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 4:25 pm
    And cheers to young Jack Wilshere, a presently-untainted hero in the Nick in SF household.

    Next up for the Gunners are the mighty Seagulls – my home-town team, Brighton and Hove Albion FC.

  111. Yankee Trader January 16th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    Blake-

    It’s a Hyperbaric Chamber.

    If you want to watch the animated version of the laparascopic procedure Dr Bryan Kelly performed today I’m attaching, again, hi website. Go to the video of Femoro Acetabular Impingement Surgery:

    http://bryankellymd.com/

    Much like a Dental restoration! :)

  112. Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Shame
    That was news to me.
    I really hope the media is all over this story, if indeed the story is false.

  113. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    YT-

    I think Blake knows it’s a hyperbaric chamber.

    He was just trying to be cute is all.

    ;)

  114. bruceb January 16th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    This Te’o story is hilarious. If true, he has told more lies than Roger Clemens and Lance Armstrong put together.

  115. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    Will the match be in Brighton? If so, maybe I’ll crank Quadrophenia before the match and then wager accordingly.

    “here by the sea and sand, nothing ever goes as planned…”

    :neutral:

  116. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    Warning Track Power January 16th, 2013 at 5:01 pm

    Shame
    That was news to me.
    I really hope the media is all over this story, if indeed the story is false.

    —————————-

    They’re going to be all over it very soon. It was just posted at 4:10pm today.

    It’s amazing so many stories were written about this and no one did any fact checking or background searches…

  117. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 5:04 pm

    @MikeFrancesaNY

    MONZO!!!! GET ME DA KID NEV FROM CATFISH ON DA PHONE!!! AWL YOUAH NEED IS A GOOGLE IMAGE SEARCH I MEAN JEEZ!

  118. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 5:05 pm

    bruceb January 16th, 2013 at 5:02 pm

    This Te’o story is hilarious. If true, he has told more lies than Roger Clemens and Lance Armstrong put together.

    ————————

    If I’m Lance Armstrong, I’m sending this guy a gift basket.

  119. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Shame-

    You do realize that some of us older less “tuned in” folks have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

    Right ?

    ;)

  120. Yankee Trader January 16th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    MTU-

    Funny that Blake made mention of Hyberbaric Oxygen Therapy [HBOT]. Just went to a conference on it’s use for wound healing this morning.

  121. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:08 pm

    YT-

    I believe the Russians also use cryo techniques as well to aid in healing.

    True ?

  122. J. Alfred Prufrock January 16th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Thanks for that link, Trader. Glad Alex is through that painful looking procedure.

  123. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    Shame-

    You do realize that some of us older less “tuned in” folks have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.

    Right ?

    ;)

    —————–

    Lol, well ‘cray’ is just short for ‘crazy’ and JayZ and Kanye West are responsible for us dropping the R.

    Manti Te’o is the guy from Notre Dame that almost won the Heisman this year. He was a big news story because he lost his grandmother and girlfriend on the same day and still played and got like 10 tackles or something. SI did a story on him describing their relationship and the toll it took on him during the season (losing her to leukemia which her doctors discovered after she got in a car accident.. apparently).

    I refuse to explain the Mariah Carey vs. JLo situation, though ;)

  124. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    I feel like the JLo thing should be self explanatory. She’s Jenny from the Block.

  125. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Thanks Shame.

    At least I have some idea of the subject matter now.

  126. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    I mean dropping the Z… dammit, I hate this ergonomically optimized keyboard.

  127. bruceb January 16th, 2013 at 5:12 pm

    Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 5:02 pm
    Will the match be in Brighton? If so, maybe I’ll crank Quadrophenia before the match and then wager accordingly.

    Yes, it will, although the new AMEX Stadium is about ten miles out of town in a village called Falmer, nestling underneath the South Downs. All 26,000 tickets were sold before the outcome of the Arsenal replay tonight, I believe. Wish I could get over for the game but will be relying on TV over here. No date confirmed yet but will be either Sat Jan 26th or Sun Jan 27th.

  128. Tackelberry January 16th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    Lost in all this Arod drama and Cashman bashing is the fact that Youkilis will be making his official Yankee debut vs. his old team the Red Sox in the Bronx! Should be fun. I can’t wait to see who the right handed DH will be vs. Lester on Opening Day!

  129. Shame Spencer January 16th, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    To be specific, MTU, Jay and ‘Ye tell us ‘that sh*t cray.’

  130. PacoDooley January 16th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    I see that Napoli now seems destined to a 1 year deal – would be a nice option at DH, 1st and a few games behind the plate. Wonder if there is still room to make a move or if he is basically all in for Boston

  131. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Shame-

    I am fluent in 7 tongues but “Rap” is not one of them.

    :)

  132. blake January 16th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    “I think Blake knows it’s a hyperbaric chamber.

    He was just trying to be cute is all.”

    I thought it was cute :)

  133. blake January 16th, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    “I see that Napoli now seems destined to a 1 year deal – would be a nice option at DH, 1st and a few games behind the plate. Wonder if there is still room to make a move or if he is basically all in for Boston”

    would love Napoli on a one year deal assuming his hip isn’t totally shot

  134. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks, bruceb.

    Hopefully Arsenal plays the part of Dave Winfield and the Seagulls play the part of the seagull.

  135. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    Blake-

    Yep. It was.

    ;)

  136. Tackelberry January 16th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    If Napoli is gonna sign a 1 year deal, he’ll just agree to that with the Red Sox.

  137. PacoDooley January 16th, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    Yankee Trader January 16th, 2013 at 4:59 pm
    Blake-

    It’s a Hyperbaric Chamber.

    If you want to watch the animated version of the laparascopic procedure Dr Bryan Kelly performed today I’m attaching, again, hi website. Go to the video of Femoro Acetabular Impingement Surgery:

    http://bryankellymd.com/

    Much like a Dental restoration!
    ——————————-

    The video is great – love learning these things so I have some sense of what these injuries really are and how they get fixed. Would love a similar one that illustrates the surgery that Pineda had… (Tommy John surgery would also be interesting to see illustrated).

  138. blake January 16th, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    Tackelberry says:
    January 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    If Napoli is gonna sign a 1 year deal, he’ll just agree to that with the Red Sox.

    Unless this process has pissed him off

  139. theREALkevin January 16th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Wow, total WTF at the Manti Te’o fake girlfriend thing. I mean, why? Why the hell would anyone even orchestrate something like that? That dude cannot be mentally stable. I wonder if this will hurt his draft stock at all. It would sure make me a little more wary. What a lunatic.

  140. bruceb January 16th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    Notre Dame are now confirming/claiming Te’o was the victim of a hoax. But surely he was the one perpetuating said hoax?

  141. Yankee Trader January 16th, 2013 at 5:23 pm

    MTU-

    Don’t know about Cryo-Surgery in Russia but that is essentially liquid nitrogen to peal off outer layers of skin to promote new skin to form-like having a wart removed!

  142. theREALkevin January 16th, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    +1 to Napoli on a one year deal but Yanks probably won’t get him, Morse, or Upton because they’re tapped out on money. Or that’s the story anyways.

  143. PacoDooley January 16th, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    blake January 16th, 2013 at 5:16 pm
    “I see that Napoli now seems destined to a 1 year deal – would be a nice option at DH, 1st and a few games behind the plate. Wonder if there is still room to make a move or if he is basically all in for Boston”

    would love Napoli on a one year deal assuming his hip isn’t totally shot
    —————————

    Maybe we can get a group discount on hip rehab therapy? – buy one get one free?

  144. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    YT-

    I don’t have the reference anymore but I think the Russians were experimenting with some form of cryo-therapy to aid immobilized elderly patients in regaining their mobility.

    Some of the video I remember actually had them running after the therapy was completed.

    It was rather amazing.

    I think the cryo portion was used to reduce swelling and for pain management.

  145. PacoDooley January 16th, 2013 at 5:28 pm

    blake January 16th, 2013 at 5:21 pm
    Tackelberry says:
    January 16, 2013 at 5:20 pm
    If Napoli is gonna sign a 1 year deal, he’ll just agree to that with the Red Sox.

    Unless this process has pissed him off
    ——————————-

    or he wants to play for a team more likely to win. The yankees still have a lot of talent and with Napoli on board they could have a shot at winning it all (they have a shot even without him I think). Whereas Boston probably has no shot.

  146. blake January 16th, 2013 at 5:29 pm

    “Maybe we can get a group discount on hip rehab therapy? – buy one get one free?”

    Hey … Good idea’

  147. blake January 16th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    @YankeesPR: Yankees and @PhilHughes65 agree to a 1-year contract, avoiding arbitration

  148. MTU January 16th, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Maybe we can get a free carwash thrown in too.

    :)

  149. Yankee Trader January 16th, 2013 at 5:33 pm

    http://www.ajc.com/news/sports.....res/nTtRn/

    The Atlanta Falcons want players with high FBI scores-FootBall Intelligence!

    Blake-

    What do you think Hughes got?

  150. Yankee Trader January 16th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    Paco-

    Glad you enjoyed the animated video of what was most likely done today on ARod’s left hip thru an arthroscope.

  151. Yankee Trader January 16th, 2013 at 5:36 pm

    New Post———>

  152. Nick in SF January 16th, 2013 at 5:38 pm

    “@YankeesPR: Yankees and @PhilHughes65 agree to a 1-year contract, avoiding arbitration”

    Pfffft, another Yankee flak twitter account.

  153. austinmac January 16th, 2013 at 5:39 pm

    MLBTR had forecast he would get $5.7M. I haven’t heard the real number.

  154. Ralow January 16th, 2013 at 5:57 pm

    Wow, sounds like he will miss the entire season. He won’t even be able to start really doing baseball stuff until July at the earliest. THEN he has to have his spring training and rehab in Tampa for probably another month. So we’re lucky if he plays in the big leagues in September…and even then, he won’t be 100%. He might as well just chalk up the entire season as a loss and look to come back better than ever in 2014…at age 38-39….with FOUR more years left on his contract (at $20M+ each). Didn’t they ban HGH now too?? No nightly Barry Bonds-esque updates on his HR chases. Wow…I really hope he can come back and be productive.

  155. Nick in SF January 18th, 2013 at 12:43 am

    (b-)


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