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A-Rod not expected in Yankees camp

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Feb 12, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Joe Girardi just announced that Alex Rodriguez will continue to do his rehab work in New York and will not join the Yankees in spring training, at least not any time soon. Girardi said he is not sure when Rodriguez will join the team.

 
 

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29 Responses to “A-Rod not expected in Yankees camp”

  1. FiretheUMPIRE February 12th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    1) The return of Pineda
    2) The development of Nova
    3) The development of Phelps
    4) The rise of Heathcott
    5) CC dominance
    6) Ichiro motivated to win
    7) Cano’s extension
    8) Trading Hughes at the deadline for a bat
    9) Youkilis returning to all-star form
    10) Romine winning the catcher job
    11) Radio silence on Montero, Arod****************
    12) Jeter’s quest for 3,500 hits

  2. FiretheUMPIRE February 12th, 2013 at 11:12 am

    Things I’m excited about ^^^

  3. Ys Guy February 12th, 2013 at 11:14 am

    when the yankees put it out that centaur was going to rehab in ‘secret’ the implication that the press seemed to run with was they were going to hide him from reporters.

    i took it that they dont want him anywhere near the team at this point.

  4. Rich in NJ February 12th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Sherman is a conduit for the Yankee FO. He is a Yankee fan, and sometimes like his blowup with Girardi last season, that supercedes his Hack Role, but the guy is a Yankee FO Bull Horn when called upon.
    __

    Really? He was one of the few reporters who covered the Yankees who challenged them on the Montero trade because he said that in the post-PED era (granted, maybe a little optimistic), power will become even more valuable.

    Now, you can say: What about that report about Montero?

    Let’s say for the sake of argument that it’s true. It doesn’t matter. Based on what Sherman knew at the time of the trade, he criticized the Yankee FO, which refutes your point.

  5. Against All Odds February 12th, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Surrounded by clones everywhere

  6. DONNYBROOK February 12th, 2013 at 11:21 am

    A-Rod’s hiding out till the heat blows over. Trouble is, it ain’t blowing over. Plus, even his so-called “statement” was issued by a PR Firm.

  7. JobaTipsHisCap February 12th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    most MLB players cheat on their wives, and most of them take or took steroids. This is just fact, no matter you accept or not.
    like I said, arod’ biggest enemy is his contract; if he only makes $10m a year, nobody would give a shxt about this miami story.

  8. G. Love February 12th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    The Cheese stands alone.

  9. Wave Your Hat February 12th, 2013 at 11:25 am

    The Yanks will not make the post-season this year without an effective ARod for at least 60-70 games.

  10. blake February 12th, 2013 at 11:28 am

    Wave Your Hat says:
    February 12, 2013 at 11:25 am
    The Yanks will not make the post-season this year without an effective ARod for at least 60-70 games.

    I think they could ….a lot needs to go right with or without Alex

  11. blake February 12th, 2013 at 11:30 am

    @Joelsherman1: Girardi sure sounds like he is keeping Granderson in cf and Gardner in LF #Yankees

    Ugh

  12. Wave Your Hat February 12th, 2013 at 11:32 am

    “I think they could ….a lot needs to go right with or without Alex”

    Unlikely. Too much needs to go right if they don’t have Alex. I suspect they don’t make the playoffs even if they have him, but without him…

  13. Torn ACL of Rondo February 12th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    The cheese!

  14. blake February 12th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    They didnt have Alex for a lot of last year and they made it….he’d help for sure but I think it just hinges on a lot more than that. If they pitch like they did last year then they’ll be in contention…..they really need Tex to be better and they really need something from Youk

  15. Torn ACL of Rondo February 12th, 2013 at 11:35 am

    The team was built primarily on pitching last year. Alex wasn’t very good most of last year. If CC, Hiroki, Andy, and Phil pitch like we know they’re capable of, I think we have a good chance to make the playoffs. Pineda could come back, Mariano is coming back. A lot to be hopeful about.

  16. Wave Your Hat February 12th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    “They didnt have Alex for a lot of last year and they made it…”

    But offensively they aren’t nearly as good as they were last year.

  17. blake February 12th, 2013 at 11:37 am

    @JonHeymanCBS: #indians plan is for swisher to play 1B (& some OF), reynolds to DH (& some 1B/3B). not “looking to move” stubbs/brantley

    Oh well

  18. Shame Spencer February 12th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    It’s funny hearing Girardi say that finding a RH DH is the most important question in ST. Didn’t we hear Cashman saying it was the most important question of the off season at one point?

    Feel bad for Bucholtz. Especially if those stories about the Sox’s usage of Toradol are true.

  19. Torn ACL of Rondo February 12th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    His name is Buchholz

  20. blake February 12th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    “But offensively they aren’t nearly as good as they were last year.”

    I agree on paper but I do think it’s possible that Youk could replace Alex’s production and Gardner and a better Tex could replace Swisher…..they don’t have to win 95 to make the playoffs either

    They are carrying significant risk of collapses though I agree….more than they have had in years

  21. Shame Spencer February 12th, 2013 at 11:39 am

    JobaTipsHisCap February 12th, 2013 at 11:24 am

    most MLB players cheat on their wives, and most of them take or took steroids. This is just fact, no matter you accept or not.
    like I said, arod’ biggest enemy is his contract; if he only makes $10m a year, nobody would give a shxt about this miami story.

    ——————

    Word.

  22. DONNYBROOK February 12th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Don’t forget the Yankee season is relative to the other teams in the AL East. Baltimore has to at least repeat their performance, and TB lost Upton and dumped a horse in Shields. R\Sox just threw their $$$ around this offseason. I still do Not get the Victorino signing.

  23. Ys Guy February 12th, 2013 at 11:41 am

    youkilis and arod were close to the same player last season.

  24. Wave Your Hat February 12th, 2013 at 11:44 am

    “I agree on paper but I do think it’s possible that Youk could replace Alex’s production and Gardner and a better Tex could replace Swisher…..they don’t have to win 95 to make the playoffs either”

    Youk has to stay healthy and be productive. Tex has to be more productive. Granderson has to remain as productive. Ichiro has to hit at least .325. Gardner needs to stay off the DL. Jeter needs to be at least as laterally mobile as he was before the injury. Hafner needs to stay off the DL.

    Could it all happen? Not impossible. But kind of like filling an inside straight.

  25. Warning Track Power February 12th, 2013 at 11:48 am

    C.C. weighs 290
    To me that seems high.

  26. bruceb February 12th, 2013 at 11:50 am

    Even the Indians are better than us now (I’ll wait for the howls of protest). Well, at least they’re trying to get better rather than stand pat. I wonder how much money they make compared to the Yankees?

  27. Shame Spencer February 12th, 2013 at 11:53 am

    :arrow:

  28. Tackelberry February 12th, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    bruceb February 12th, 2013 at 11:50 am
    Even the Indians are better than us now (I’ll wait for the howls of protest). Well, at least they’re trying to get better rather than stand pat. I wonder how much money they make compared to the Yankees?

    ____________________________________________________

    Now, where did the Yanks finish last year and where exactly did the Indians finish? Thats what I thought.

  29. Duh Innings II February 12th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    FiretheUMPIRE February 12th, 2013 at 11:11 am

    1) The return of Pineda UNLIKELY AND IF SO AS WHAT? ANOTHER STARTER BEING YOYO’D BETWEEN THE ROTATION AND BULLPEN? HE NEEDS TO BE A STARTER, NO JOBA II (OR HUGHES II SINCE HUGHES WAS GIVEN THE YOYO TREATMENT, TOO.)
    2) The development of Nova NOVA IS AN ESTABLISHED MLB STARTING PITCHER FOR BETTER OR WORSE. DEVELOPMENT TIME IS OVER.
    3) The development of Phelps I’D LOVE HIM TO BE A (YOUNG AND CHEAP) MINIMUM FIFTH STARTER IN 2014.
    4) The rise of Heathcott WHATEVER. HE’S YEARS AWAY FROM MAKING THE BIG CLUB.
    5) CC dominance A GIVEN BASED ON HIS HISTORY.
    6) Ichiro motivated to win I THINK HE ALWAYS WAS.
    7) Cano’s extension ‘NOT HAPPENING, HE’S NOT WORTH 6-10 YEARS AT AGE 31, AND THE YANKS WOULD BE CRAZY TO GIVE HIM MORE THAN HALF A DECADE. A-ROD’S DECLINE BEGAN AT AGE 32, TEIXIERA’S COULD’VE BEGAN AT THAT AGE, TOO, IN 2012.
    8) Trading Hughes at the deadline for a bat ‘NOT HAPPENING ESPECIALLY IF HUGHES IS PITCHING LIKE AN ACE, A #2, OR A #3, AND WHO REPLACES HUGHES, PHELPS? PINEDA? NO AND NO.
    9) Youkilis returning to all-star form .270/.350/.450/.800, 17 HR, 80 RBI, AND GOOD DEFENSE AND I’M OK WITH HIM.
    10) Romine winning the catcher job WHAT WAS THAT BEACH BOYS SONG?
    11) Radio silence on Montero, Arod ‘DOUBT IT. WHO CARES ABOUT MONTERO? HE’S A MARINER NOW.
    12) Jeter’s quest for 3,500 hits POSSIBLE AS HE NEEDS 197 HITS TO GET TO 3500. I’D BE THRILLED IF HE HAD A YEAR LIKE ANY YEAR HE’S HAD SAVE HIS 2010.


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