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Yankees pregame: A-Rod soap opera continues; big start for Hughes; much more

Posted by: Brian Heyman - Posted in Misc on Jun 27, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Phil HughesAlex Rodriguez, according to the New York Post, told the Yankees yesterday his hip isn’t ready for rehab games. The Daily News had him allegedly planning to start playing rehab games, then claim he physically can’t play and retire before a possible 100-game MLB suspension comes, so he could get his full 4 1/2 seasons of money owed to him.

“A couple of conflicting reports from sources,” Joe Girardi said. “That’s why I always say for me, when a player gets here, he gets here. When he’s ready, he’s ready. But everything that I understand, he’s been making progress and moved better day after day. So it sounds like things are pretty good.”

The erratic Phil Hughes gets the start today in the series finale against the Rangers.

“I’m not saying he’s pitching for a spot,” Girardi said.

But Hughes hasn’t pitched well in three of his last four starts and has gone 1-4 with a 5.86 ERA over his last seven starts. He’s 3-6 with a 5.09 ERA in 14 starts overall.

Girardi did say this start is “important. This is a guy who we need to be consistent for us and get on a roll like he’s capable of doing. It starts with his fastball command and using his other pitches.”

Ivan Nova pitched pretty well in his spot start Sunday and Michael Pineda has been pitching very well in his rehab starts, albeit against Single-A and Double-A hitters. Could that be in the back of Hughes’ mind? Could he be feeling any extra pressure for this start?

“I’m not sure,” Girardi said. “I think guys are aware of what’s going on around them. I’m not so sure when you get out on the mound, you start thinking about that. I think you think about making your pitches. Usually when you get on the field, you’re able to block everything out. It could be in someone’s thought process off the field.”

There’s no plan yet on what to do with Nova, according to Girardi. But by keeping him around, the Yankees are going with a shorter bench for the time being.

“It’s something that we’re going to have to look at and see if there’s someone who we think can help us that we can add,” Girardi said. “That’s the bottom line. Is there someone who we think can help? We had Thomas Neal here. The minimum a guy has to be down is 10 days, and I’m not saying he’d be the guy that we would call up. Right now, a lot of players are on the DL and we’ll just have to see.”

Joba Chamberlain has given up at least one run in five of his last seven outings,, including two in two-thirds of an inning last night.

“I thought he threw pretty well before he got hurt,” Girardi said. “He just really hasn’t gotten on track for us. We’ve got to find a way to do it. Whatever it takes, we’ll try to do it.”

Brett Gardner isn’t starting today. He has a cold.

“But it’s more I’m just giving him a day because he’s played every day,” Girardi said.

So Vernon Wells is in the lineup, but he’s in right. Ichiro Suzuki is in center. Wells appears to have lost the regular left-field job after that 9-for-90 slump. Zoilo Almonte is starting in left for the sixth straight game. The rookie is 7 for 19 with three walks, two doubles, a homer and four RBI in seven games on the homestand.

“We’re running ‘Z’ out there,” Girardi said. “We’ll continue to do that, continue to watch how he’s doing. But he’s done pretty well.

“(Wells) has been ready to play every day. He’s ready to pinch hit. He’s worked very hard. I think he’s dealt with it very professionally.”

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97 Responses to “Yankees pregame: A-Rod soap opera continues; big start for Hughes; much more”

  1. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 11:55 am

    Alex Rodriguez, according to the New York Post, told the Yankees yesterday his hip isn’t ready for rehab games. The Daily News had him allegedly planning to start playing rehab games, then claim he physically can’t play and retire before a possible 100-game MLB suspension comes, so he could get his full 4 1/2 seasons of money owed to him.
    ———————————————————————————————
    This makes no sense to me at all.
    I wonder if the NY Post has the story incorrect.

  2. luis June 27th, 2013 at 12:01 pm

    I am back….WTP,

    The uncalled comment from Cashman may have broken the bridges between the Yankees and him… I mean, if I were in his shoes why would I want to play for an organization that doesn’t want me?

  3. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 12:02 pm

    WTP – Whatever it is, it would be madness if it happened that way.

  4. Ys Guy June 27th, 2013 at 12:04 pm

    you’re expecting the alex rodriguez saga to make sense?

  5. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 12:06 pm

    I have to believe that the NY Post is trying to sell papers and is reporting
    false information.

  6. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    Maybe not make sense.. but be something other than insurance fraud lol.

  7. Ys Guy June 27th, 2013 at 12:07 pm

    waaaaah!!!! my boss said a bad word to me! i quit! pay me $100M!

    WAAAAAH!!!

  8. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    ?@DanMartin_Post

    Arod and jeter carpooled from Steinbrenner field to the complex. Jeter drove. Not sure what they talked about on the ride over.

  9. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 12:08 pm

    Ys Guy-
    The story can not be accurate. No chance. I refuse to believe that ARod would
    quit and walk away because of some words.

  10. Ys Guy June 27th, 2013 at 12:10 pm

    i think that little conversation arod had with hal yesterday was a little more than ‘he pulled me aside for a word’…….

  11. astrocityfan June 27th, 2013 at 12:12 pm

    well he wouldnt be retiring due to cashmans comments but more so he can get away from the biogenesis thing. again i just wish it would go away. im sick of it

  12. ron June 27th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    Alex Rodriguez has 114 million reasons for telling the world that he has the green light to play baseball games again.

    According to sources close to the ongoing drama surrounding the star-crossed Yankee third baseman, Rodriguez and his advisers are so concerned that Major League Baseball’s drug posse is quickly closing in on him that they have racheted up the timetable for him to return to game action.

    Once he’s back playing in rehab games, the sources say, he could then claim he is physically unable to perform because of the serious hip injury he is recovering from, “retire” from the game, and still collect the full amount of his salary — $114 million over the next five years.

    “It’s all about him getting his money and not losing it to suspension,” one source close to the situation told the Daily News. “He knows he’s never going to the Hall of Fame. All that’s left for him is to make sure he gets his money — all of it.”

    One way to do that is for Rodriguez to return to game action, find he can no longer perform up to his standards, then retire before he’s hit with a suspension without pay. A player who retires because he is physically unable to perform, even if he’s later suspended, would still get the full amount of his contract.

    Albert Belle suffered a similar hip injury that ended his career in 2001, and he was forced to go on a series of 60-day disabled lists in order to collect the remainder of his contract

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....-1.1383664

  13. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 12:13 pm

    It would be 1) illegal 2) perhaps precedent setting and 3) leave a lot of questions about the integrity of MLB’s investigation of PEDs in baseball.

    Man.. now I’m sorta hoping they’re right just so I can see how that would play out lol. Seems like a reach though.

  14. luis June 27th, 2013 at 12:15 pm

    I think Cashman’s comments were approved by Hal… Therefore, the discussion between Arod and him might have gone along the same lines of Cashman’s comments… Again, if the story is true, this might mean the end of Arod in pinstripes

  15. Rich in NJ June 27th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    What up, luis?

    Wake me up when/if Alex is back. I’m too busy to care about the BS.

  16. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 12:16 pm

    One way to do that is for Rodriguez to return to game action, find he can no longer perform up to his standards, then retire before he’s hit with a suspension without pay. A player who retires because he is physically unable to perform, even if he’s later suspended, would still get the full amount of his contract.

    I highly doubt this. If he retires he forfeits the contract. If he ‘retires’ it just means he goes on the 60 day DL every year and yes MLB can suspend he ass and he’ll lose money. This is all bonkers level conspiracy theorizing and highly unlikely to happen.

    Also missing the key fact: A-rod can’t retire for medical reasons because he stinks, he has to retire because he actually cannot play. The doctor said he can play.

    Albert Belle literally couldnt practice because he had grandpa hips.

    Too much stupid in these articles.

  17. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Jerk-
    I concur.

  18. G. Love June 27th, 2013 at 12:22 pm

    Good to see you back luis!

    As for the Arod conspiracy theory propaganda, I have no clue what’s real and what’s being spun from either side.

    What I do know is our GM once again looked like a little toad and the front office should think long and hard about retaining him when free agents have to consider that he could curse them out in the press and not be penalized.

    Considering the new “austerity” plan where we’re not going to be the top bidder, it’d make a little more sense to have a charming GM than a boorish jerk.

    As for today, hope we score more runs than Hughes gives up out of the gate. That’s about the height of my expectations for his starts.

    We should’ve won last night – Joba ruined what was a decent start by Andy and a good performance by the offense sans Nix banging into the bases loaded DP. He’s gotten some big HR’s for us though so you have to cut Nix slack. By all rights, he shouldn’t even be up there in that situation.

  19. UnKnown June 27th, 2013 at 12:25 pm

    the offense seems to be playing better if only for a few games. It will be interesting to see if that continues if so that would be great

  20. ron June 27th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Doctors have too sign off on wether arod can’t physically perform.
    Just because arod can play for a little while before he breaks down again,does not mean he can physically perform.
    Maybe right now,he can.
    We just don’t know enough about his hip degenerating,and he has 2 bad hips.
    Maybe he plays,then can’t do it anymore.
    It is not out of the question,but doctors have too sign off.Insurance co doctors also,and we just don’t know if that is possible.
    With arods advisors,we have to believe he has the best advise possible,so if he tries it,i have to believe that a lot of doctors,and lawyers think it is possible.

  21. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:28 pm

    Arods plan makes 1 million percent sence. He gets to walk away with his money. He gets to avoid the embarrasment of the suspension, he gets to not show the world how bad he is without the drugs, the Yankees get 80% of his salary paid by others. Any of you on this board that dont grasp the beauty of this are just out of touch. This is perfevt for all parties involved except MLB

  22. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Last night’s game was the first we’ve lost this year when scoring five runs. Think we’ll need more than five today, but don’t where they’re going to come from.

  23. BD (Boston Dave) June 27th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    “ny of you on this board that dont grasp the beauty of this are just out of touch. This is perfevt for all parties involved except MLB”

    ———-

    see Jerkface’s post

    yeah, I guess if it were actually true it would be good.

  24. luis June 27th, 2013 at 12:30 pm

    Hey Rich,

    Long time no see… I agree this is all nonsense in the end… But I honestly think that Arod won’t play with the Yankees anymore… Which I think is bad news, since I think he would be a boost for this team… OTOH, if the team is able to get rid of the contract, that would also be a plus… But doing it just for the sake of collecting some insurance money to lower their overall operating cost is moronic and counterproductive… Not to mention that it would put their commitment to win in doubt… In any case, I think they have handled this issue very poorly… The media is not the place to discuss this things

  25. BD (Boston Dave) June 27th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    the return of Granderson, Jeter, and even Nunez are now even more important.

    If Hughes continues to struggle, there are good options available.

    As awful as this lineup looks on paper, the Yanks pitching is good enough that even a modest upgrade on offense could tip the scales and make the Yanks good enough to win the toughest division in baseball.

  26. Niblick June 27th, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    Since when do players get paid after they “retire”? Am I missing something here?

  27. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 12:34 pm

    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Last night’s game was the first we’ve lost this year when scoring five runs. Think we’ll need more than five today, but don’t where they’re going to come from.
    ——————————————————————————————-
    The game last night also reminded me of two things:
    Claiborne is much more trustworthy than Joba

    Joba might be sent down to AAA soon because the Yankees can’t afford to have him fail at the big league level for much longer. Joba might be safe for now since there are some injured pitchers down in the minors at the moment.
    Joba’s body language right now is terrible. The guy looks like he’s the last player on the field having any fun.

  28. luis June 27th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    G. Love June 27th, 2013 at 12:22 pm
    Good to see you back luis!

    As for the Arod conspiracy theory propaganda, I have no clue what’s real and what’s being spun from either side.

    What I do know is our GM once again looked like a little toad and the front office should think long and hard about retaining him when free agents have to consider that he could curse them out in the press and not be penalized.

    ===============

    Likewise G!!

    He is a little toad…But I think his comments were approved by Hal, so he isn’t going anywhere

    Considering the new “austerity” plan where we’re not going to be the top bidder, it’d make a little more sense to have a charming GM than a boorish jerk.

  29. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    The Yankees have an insurance policy on Aroid. If he can not play the insurance co will pay 80%. Now it will be VERY interesting if it goes down how they will fight this. Now that Aroid said his doc said he could play they could use that to deny the claim. Perhaps that is one of the many reasons Cash went nuts.

  30. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 12:08 pm
    ?@DanMartin_Post

    Arod and jeter carpooled from Steinbrenner field to the complex. Jeter drove. Not sure what they talked about on the ride over.

    —————————

    Jeter: Hey Al
    A-rod: Hey Jete
    Jete: Haven’t seen you in a while anything big happen over the past several months
    A-rod: :neutral:

  31. BD (Boston Dave) June 27th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    “In any case, I think they have handled this issue very poorly… The media is not the place to discuss this things ”

    ———–

    ARod is a unique player that no team has ever had to handle like the Yankees have.

    So yeah, they could have done things in a better way – but being put in this position is ARod’s fault. I used to defend the guy because he couldn’t even go on a date without people trying to make him look bad about it.

    But the PED use is on him. He got caught and used again anyway. Fool me twice?

  32. ron June 27th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    “One way to do that is for Rodriguez to return to game action, find he can no longer perform up to his standards, then retire before he’s hit with a suspension without pay. A player who retires because he is physically unable to perform, even if he’s later suspended, would still get the full amount of his contract”.

    Why would this be written if not true?

  33. Against All Odds June 27th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    The guy looks like he’s the last player on the field having any fun.

    —————-

    when you’re failing as much as he has it’s hard to have fun. He was pitching well before the injury but right now it’s not going well for him.

  34. BD (Boston Dave) June 27th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    “The game last night also reminded me of two things:
    Claiborne is much more trustworthy than Joba”

    ———–

    that’s not even a question.

    Joba hasn’t been as trustworthy as Claiborne currently is in a looooooong time.

    things can change and Joba has the arm to be effective though. Maybe he’s just too stubborn to accept the changes he’d need to make? I have no idea.

  35. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    In any case any insurance co will not pay out 100 million dollars for a questionable claim without major litigation. My insurance co wont pay 3 grand without the FBI checking it out. Thats NAtionwide and I have never had a calim in 23 years so…..

  36. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:38 pm

    The guy looks like he’s the last player on the field having any fun.
    =============
    Hate to say it but maybe he oughtta start tweeting again.
    Yaknow, Life is good and all that crap…

  37. pat June 27th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Why would Alex need to play games to be classified as disabled for retirement? He could be considered unable to physically perform at a professional level from rehab.

  38. BD (Boston Dave) June 27th, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    “ron June 27th, 2013 at 12:36 pm

    “One way to do that is for Rodriguez to return to game action, find he can no longer perform up to his standards, then retire before he’s hit with a suspension without pay. A player who retires because he is physically unable to perform, even if he’s later suspended, would still get the full amount of his contract”.

    Why would this be written if not true?”

    ———

    I think it’s a little different than a straight retirement and he’d just sit on the DL forever – in which case I think JF is right.

    I don’t know though – it could be true in which case you’re right…. it wouldn’t be a bad scenario.

  39. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Arod is going to do everything in his power not to face the charges against him. Lets remember he knows if its true or not. ( i million percent it is true) and it will ruin what tiny bit of rep he has left. He will NEVER attend a Old Timer Game, he will Never be welcome back as a Yankee, he will Never get in the hall of fame. What good can possibly come of him returning to MLB. None, zero , nada. zip. He is a lost soul, lost as a man, and lost as a human. Just needs to go away.

  40. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    Only a lawyer could understand all this mumbojumbo.
    Any lawyers here?
    Raise your right hands…

  41. pat June 27th, 2013 at 12:42 pm

    “Not sure what they talked about on the ride over.”

    How much they would both like to tell Cashman to STFU?

  42. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    What good can possibly come of him returning to MLB. None, zero , nada. zip. He is a lost soul, lost as a man, and lost as a human. Just needs to go away.
    ============
    His legacy is gone, now it’s all about his money.

  43. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    mick- Yes you are right, but if he is physically unable to play he gets the money, the insurance pays and Yankees get 80%. No brainer to me??

  44. luis June 27th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    ARod is a unique player that no team has ever had to handle like the Yankees have.

    So yeah, they could have done things in a better way – but being put in this position is ARod’s fault. I used to defend the guy because he couldn’t even go on a date without people trying to make him look bad about it.

    But the PED use is on him. He got caught and used again anyway. Fool me twice?

    ================

    I agree with you on the PED use… But the whole thing exploded after a rather innocent tweet from him… Cashman made a very unfortunate comment

  45. blake June 27th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    “Arod and jeter carpooled from Steinbrenner field to the complex. Jeter drove. Not sure what they talked about on the ride over.”

    Arod: Jete…. People seem to like you…. How do I do that ?

    Jeter: with great power comes great responsibility

    Probably something like this conversation

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XHuaCaWo9S8

  46. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    I noticed that Neal did not thank Cashman for another day today.
    Coincidence?

  47. Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 12:47 pm

    BD (Boston Dave) June 27th, 2013 at 12:38 pm
    “The game last night also reminded me of two things:
    Claiborne is much more trustworthy than Joba”

    ———–

    that’s not even a question.

    Joba hasn’t been as trustworthy as Claiborne currently is in a looooooong time.

    things can change and Joba has the arm to be effective though. Maybe he’s just too stubborn to accept the changes he’d need to make? I have no idea.
    ——————————————————————————————————–
    I thought Joba had command of all 4 pitches?
    Where was the change-up last night? He could have started N. Cruz with a CU.
    Instead he throws a tumbling curve ball. Awful pitch. Is Joba concentrating?
    The 3-2 pitch to Beltre was fine. It was a great pitch and Beltre reached to get that ball.
    If only Gardner would have thrown him out at 2nd base on that play

  48. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:48 pm

    This exploded long ago. We are just now learning of the tension. As soon as he was mention in Bio scandle crap hit the fan. MLB is working with the Yankees to stick it to him. The Yankees are doing nothing to protect him, nor should they.

  49. Don June 27th, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:35 pm

    The Yankees have an insurance policy on Aroid. If he can not play the insurance co will pay 80%. Now it will be VERY interesting if it goes down how they will fight this. Now that Aroid said his doc said he could play they could use that to deny the claim. Perhaps that is one of the many reasons Cash went nuts.
    ————————-
    This makes sense, but really the whole thing is still a bit confusing.

  50. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    “But the whole thing exploded after a rather innocent tweet from him… ”

    Now who’s being naive? — Homer Simpson

  51. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    I think all parties are looking for an exit strategy that works. The one mentioned in the Post and that I have been harping on is a plan of beauty from a business standpoint. It is perfect if they can all agree.

  52. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    So Arod’s lawyers told him to send that tweet.
    Cash flipped out at the audacity that is Arod and his team of lawyers.
    Arod, without a shadow of a doubt, is not a True Yankee.
    And I wanted him back.
    Shame on me…

  53. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    MLB would not care that they missed the chance to nail him as they would know that eveyones knows he was guilty.

  54. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Why would this be written if not true?

    Because baseball sports writers do not know what they are talking about half the time (most of the time?) especially regarding things like contracts, law, etc.

  55. trisha - true pinstriped blue June 27th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    “Again, if the story is true, this might mean the end of Arod in pinstripes”

    Couldn’t be too soon for me.

    He’s like a poison apple. With each bite it gets worse.

    **********************************

    If I believed for one minute that Joe Girardi was capable of setting someone up, I would believe he was setting up Hughes to fail today with today’s lineup. Hopefully he would never do anything like that. But maybe in his mind it’s the best way to have it happen because maybe he doesn’t have the heart to tell him he’s out of the rotation and this will solidify it.

    Or maybe what I just said makes no sense at all!

    Anyway, getting ready for an appointment, so

    GO YANKS!!! GO PHIL!!! GO OFFENSE!!!

    I going to predict a whacky win for the Yanks. Truly, there’s no way I should be predicting a win, I don’t think. But it’s just when you’re sure it can’t happen that it does!

    Great day y’all.

  56. implosion June 27th, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Baseball is a business NOT A SPORT

  57. bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Don’t think they can send Joba down if they wanted to (although the regs here will know if he still has options, I’m sure).

    I’m sure someone will see him as a reclamation project.

  58. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    Because baseball sports writers do not know what they are talking about half the time (most of the time?) especially regarding things like contracts, law, etc.
    ==================
    Hey, they got the gig, that’s all that matters.

  59. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Seriously just look at the vernon wells trade or anything related to the CBA and you’ll find a bunch of incorrect stuff in the newspaper.

    Having a doctor declare you medically unable to play and then ‘retiring’ means that you and the team get the doctors consent that you can’t play, so that the team can’t void your contract for refusing to play. A-rod would then be on the 60 day DL each season, have to come off at the end of the season (thus taking up a roster spot in the offseason) until next years ST. Should his hip miraculously heal, he could play again. Its not a real retirement.

    And because he would be a rostered player under contract by a team he would be subject to all the penalties of the JDA.

  60. luis June 27th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 12:50 pm
    “But the whole thing exploded after a rather innocent tweet from him… ”

    Now who’s being naive? — Homer Simpson

    ==============

    :lol: Maybe, but in any case Cashman shouldn’t have said what he did or say it in a more professional way… This only hurts the Yankees in the long run

  61. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    If I believed for one minute that Joe Girardi was capable of setting someone up, I would believe he was setting up Hughes to fail today with today’s lineup.
    =====================
    the same thought crossed my mind.

  62. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:55 pm

    Maybe, but in any case Cashman shouldn’t have said what he did or say it in a more professional way… This only hurts the Yankees in the long run
    ====================
    He was just being honest.
    More than can be said for the “happy” Arod.

  63. 86w183 June 27th, 2013 at 12:56 pm

    The insurance policy will have well defined parameters for establishing a “disability” including mutually agreed upon medical personnel for evaluating claims.

    Alex can’t say, “I can’t play” and guarantee the Yanks a payout any more than the insurance company could just flat out refuse to play even if Alex loses a leg.

    Just because Alex tweeted that Dr. Kelly cleared him doesn’t make it so. If and when he is cleared to resume playing that would not preclude a later claim that despite ihs best efforts the hip(s) won’t let him play.

  64. Ys Guy June 27th, 2013 at 12:57 pm

    joba has to agree to be sent down. dont see that happening.

  65. mick June 27th, 2013 at 12:58 pm

    You look up the definition of the word disingenuous in the dictionary and Arods picture appears.
    How anybody can believe in this guy is beyond comprehension..

  66. Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 12:59 pm

    “This only hurts the Yankees in the long run”

    I’m estimating the long term effect of Cashman’s outburst to be zero, +/- zero.

  67. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 1:01 pm

    I’m expecting big offensive days from Moreland, Murphy, and Ichiro
    As I always say, let’s hope ours is bigger then theirs

  68. Shame Spencer June 27th, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    ?@DanMartin_Post

    Jeter also said arod won’t be a distraction when he gets back to #yanks. Added arod looked like someone who wanted to play, not retire.

  69. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    It’s actually the Yankees, not Alex, who would be committing insurance fraud in this scenario. The Yankees are responsible for paying Alex whether he’s hurt or not, they get reimbursed by their insurance company.

  70. luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    Mick,

    I don’t think Cashman was honest…And if he was, if I were a player looking for a team, I wouldn’t go to play for the Yankees and risk being thrown under the bus or ridiculed in the media… That’s why I said is very bad for the Yankees going forward… As long as Cashman is the GM, many players will think it twice before signing with the club

  71. Chip June 27th, 2013 at 1:04 pm

    The Texas offense + Phil Hughes + a hot day + Yankee Stadium…over/under on Texas runs is 20

  72. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    The A-Rod story doesn’t sound true at all.
    I mean, he has been in some stupid dramas, but this one sounds very fabricated by the Post.
    A-Rod tweets he is coming back, then a day later wants to ‘retire’? Because of fear of a lifetime ban?
    He is in danger of 50 or 100, but there was no talk of a ban and there couldnt be. He has yet to even be suspended once.
    The whole thing sounds like a story made up for some to believe just because people want any reason to hate more on a guy everyone already hates.

  73. ac1 June 27th, 2013 at 1:06 pm

    If Joba doesnt agree to be sent down, could the yankees possibly release him?

  74. luis June 27th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Nick in SF June 27th, 2013 at 12:59 pm
    “This only hurts the Yankees in the long run”

    I’m estimating the long term effect of Cashman’s outburst to be zero, +/- zero.

    ===============

    We’ll see ;)

  75. Hassey June 27th, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    Cash was only trying to impress some broad he’s been macking on

  76. JobaTipsHisCap June 27th, 2013 at 1:08 pm

    A-Rod retiring is win-win.
    he got the $, Yanks only pay 20%.

  77. jacksquat June 27th, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    Warning Track Power June 27th, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    bruceb June 27th, 2013 at 12:30 pm
    Last night’s game was the first we’ve lost this year when scoring five runs. Think we’ll need more than five today, but don’t where they’re going to come from.
    ——————————————————————————————-
    The game last night also reminded me of two things:
    Claiborne is much more trustworthy than Joba

    Joba might be sent down to AAA soon because the Yankees can’t afford to have him fail at the big league level for much longer.

    Joba does not have options. He has 5 years. He would have to pass through waivers (very doubtful) and give his permission to be assigned to a minor league team.

    Since I’ve posted this 3 times now and people continue to say Joba should be sent to the minors, I’m going to make it more obvious (not yelling at you).

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

    JOBA CANNOT BE OPTIONED TO THE MINORS

  78. Jerkface June 27th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    JS,

    Joba can refuse assignment but the waivers he would have to pass through are called optional waivers and any time you option a player they pass through them and no team will ever make a claim off them. Or else no team would ever be able to option anyone.

  79. ron June 27th, 2013 at 1:11 pm

    I don’t know the rules,but if the rules state that arod can collect,in full,all money owed to him,if he gets on the pup list,even if suspended,then that is the way it goes.
    Maybe the ins policy still pays him,if he gets suspended,but mlb,or the Yankees don’t have to pay him while under suspention.I don’t know.

    But if arod does go the pup route,i have to believe that the doctors,and lawyers in his camp know what they are doing.

    Don’t forget,arod has 2 degenerative hip injuries.2 very devastating surgeries.

  80. 86w183 June 27th, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Using “unnamed” sources is always risky. It’s riskier when the supposed inside source doesn’t know the facts. Obviously the media’s source(s) on A-rod’s options doesn’t understand the CBA.

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    Let me clarify things for you. Newspaper stories are written by people. These people are human and fallible, and like all people, they have biases and agendas. Additionally, they work for a company that is in the business of making money. Sensationalizing stories sells papers and makes money.

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