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Yankees offense overwhelmed again

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Jul 24, 2013 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Andy Pettitte, Chris Stewart

Used to be that the Yankees, even on a low-scoring day, could lean on a couple of home runs to make a difference. But that’s hardly the case these days, and two solo shots by the Rangers were enough to beat the Yankees 3-1 tonight at Rangers Ballpark. The Yankees have yet to hit a home run since the All-Star break. They have one home run in their past 10 games and four in their past 18 games. They tied tonight’s game at 1 in the top of the sixth, but A.J. Pierzynski homered in the bottom of the inning, then David Murphy went deep in the eighth. Andy Pettitte allowed two runs through six innings but fell below .500 for the seasons. Having trailed 1-0 since the first inning, the Yankees finally tied it when Brett Gardner made it all the way to third base on a throwing error, and Ichiro Suzuki singled him home. But the tie was short-lived, and the Yankees had another low-scoring loss.

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92 Responses to “Yankees offense overwhelmed again”

  1. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Good thing the Yanks won yesterday otherwise this game would be even harder to take tonight. Too many at bats are pathetic and basically not even competitive.

  2. Niblick July 24th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    The Yankee lineup consists of three major leaguers at the top, followed by six bums. Is it any wonder they’re terrible?

  3. UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 10:53 pm

    So whoever comes on here for the rest of the damn season and starts blabbering about how it’s the pitching to blame and not the offense should punch themselves right in the face!!

    Maybe even slam their hand in a car door.

  4. Jesus Bustero July 24th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    ron July 24th, 2013 at 10:40 pm

    “The Yankees expect Rodriguez to be accused of using PEDs over multiple seasons, of recruiting other athletes for the clinic, of attempting to obstruct MLB’s investigation, and of not being truthful with MLB in the past when he discussed his relationship with Dr. Anthony Galea, who pleaded guilty two years ago to a federal charge of bringing unapproved drugs into the United States from Canada”.

    “Rodriguez has been a non-factor in the Yankees’ season, and much of his $28 million salary this year is being covered by insurance. He is owed an additional $86 million in salary over the next four seasons”.

    ______________

    It sounds like the Yankees believe the lifetime ban has a chance to stick. It is strange how Melky, Cervelli and Jesus Montero are all on the list. Those could very easily be Alex’s recruits.

  5. luis July 24th, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Blame it on the pitching!!!… It holds the keys of the kingdom!!… They have to pitch a shutout or else! ;)

  6. luis July 24th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 10:53 pm
    So whoever comes on here for the rest of the damn season and starts blabbering about how it’s the pitching to blame and not the offense should punch themselves right in the face!!

    Maybe even slam their hand in a car door.
    ==============================

    luis July 24th, 2013 at 10:54 pm
    Blame it on the pitching!!!… It holds the keys of the kingdom!!… They have to pitch a shutout or else! ;)

    You mean me? ;)

  7. igotid88 July 24th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    luis July 24th, 2013 at 10:49 pm
    88,

    In the end it comes down to this… They have their eyes set on going under 189… That means they can’t extend Hughes… So he is either gone after the season, or he is traded before the trade line…. They have more pressing needs… Also, I think he will want to go West
    —————

    That’s what everyone said about CC

  8. blake July 24th, 2013 at 10:56 pm

    “It sounds like the Yankees believe the lifetime ban has a chance to stick. It is strange how Melky, Cervelli and Jesus Montero are all on the list. Those could very easily be Alex’s recruits.”

    Yea if they can prove Alex was leading other players to use or distrubuting then maybe they could make it stick….but hate just speculation at this point

  9. bruceb July 24th, 2013 at 10:57 pm

    You’d think one of Wells, Hafner or Overbay, for all their ineptitude, would actually be able to hit one out of the park now and again. Big hairy monsters with no power these days.

    The Yanks offense is a large dollop of Cano, a soupcon of Gardner and a sprinkling of Ichiro. Someone left the cake out in the rain.

  10. blake July 24th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Nice to see Andy get back on track a little bit…..the offense of course was pathetic so it didnt matter…..they were a Garza error away from being shut out

  11. UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Oh yeah Luis you know it. Also the pitching can only if they DARE give up a run, give it up in certain innings or it’s totally their fault that we lose. :roll:

    The offensive statistics shouldn’t even be made available anymore to the public their so bad. You should have to get a release from the government to see them.

  12. Shame Spencer July 24th, 2013 at 10:59 pm

    We gotta win tomorrow to split. Can’t lose the series.

  13. sunny615 July 24th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    boo. boo this godawful pathetic excuse lowA horrible useless might-as-well-be-hitting-with-a-toothpick piece of junk team.

    good job Hal. you’re a frackin genius. I hope you realize your dad is spinning in his grave over your pathetic excuse for leadership.

  14. bruceb July 24th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Unlikely against Holland, Shame. Our lineup against a lefty is even more putrid.

  15. UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    Luis – You’re the man. Find time to come around more.

  16. igotid88 July 24th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    joecembrale July 24th, 2013 at 10:44 pm
    igotid88 July 24th, 2013 at 10:41 pm
    Why trade your 2nd best pitcher?

    We can all argue how good he is, but I think the bottom line is that we are just not going to offer him 12m so we might as well get help in an area we need.
    ————————————–

    I’m just holding out hope that he’s here longer. Considering there’s still question marks for next year.

  17. sunny615 July 24th, 2013 at 11:00 pm

    yes we can. Cause this team sucks.

  18. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Cashman probably spends like 10 hours a day researching how to void Arod’s contract.

    Instead we need him to find some hitters who can hit major league pitching.

    This is hard to watch for 9 innings.

  19. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    88,

    He is no CC… And they still are going to go and lower the payroll… Besides, those West Coast parks would play very well to his flyball tendencies

  20. UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Oh and I’m really over all the “Yeah but they try real hard” B.S. Thanks, take it to your nearest little league field.

    Either you win or not. Either you score or not. Take your participation ribbons and shove it.

  21. BD (Boston Dave) July 24th, 2013 at 11:04 pm

    Gotta bet the under tomorrow

  22. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Thanks Unknown, I try to… Just have been really busy and a little disheartened as well… This could have been prevented and still make the cap objective… It is very sad in deed.

    I was joking about the pitching thing… We have the pitching to go all the way, just not the bats

  23. Niblick July 24th, 2013 at 11:05 pm

    Now tied with Cleveland for 4th place in the Wild Card race, 3 1/2 games out.

    Turn out the lights, folks, the party’s over.

  24. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    You know? Why don’t they act and stop all the especualtion about it… I am sick of this Arod said this or did that… If they are going to suspend him, go ahead..

  25. Jesus Bustero July 24th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    Blake,

    I’m having a hard time imagining Arod has the same plea bargain option Braun had and used. Why would Braun’s attorneys advise him to plea bargain yet Alex’s attorneys have announced they will fight and appeal? If it’s just posturing as Austinmac suggests, why didn’t Braun’s team bother to posture in the press to gain that same supposed advantage in plea bargain negotiations?

    And I’m beginning to find this business of Arod’s quad peculiar. He spoke up about soreness, then he refused an assignment based on the soreness then complained of soreness again so the Yankees had an MRI done then Alex sends the MRI to a doctor who has connections to steroids and the doctor without seeing Arod gives a different interpretation of the MRI yet admits not examining Alex in person and in fact claims he’s never met Alex Rodriguez in person, so how did this guy even find his way onto Arod’s radar to receive the MRI? He goes on to admit that a physical examination might reveal some things not captured on the MRI.

    Arod sounds like he’s desperately trying to make a last ditch effort to manufacture some sort of grounds for a lawsuit against the Yankees that would award him his contract and it just falls miserably short and looks frivolous.

    My prediction is lifetime ban and it will stick if the Yankees have some inside knowledge about Alex recruiting Melky, Cervelli and Jesus Montero.

    What do those guys have in common?

    They hardly speak any English at least not enough to navigate their way around enough to find that clinic.

    Alex is their translator and he’s been known to take younger players “under his wing” like when he bought Cano and Melky watches and threads when they were rookies.

    I think the Yankees know what’s up.

    I think the contract will be voided.

    And I do believe Arod will try to come off the DL so he can file for medical retirement and collect, which would cost the Yankees 20% of his remaining salary.

  26. Shame Spencer July 24th, 2013 at 11:08 pm

    We’re 3-6 in over our last 9 games. We gotta win tomorrow.

    Then we need to find a way to steal a series from the especially hot Rays.

  27. MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    I listened to Francesca’s interview with Dr Gross, it was all of 2 minutes and is being blown way out of proportion, IMO.

    He said that a Grade 1 strain was diagnosed by a physical examination, not an MRI, and that he had not examined Arod. He did say that he didn’t see any indication of a strain on the MRI but that a Grade 1 strain is microscopic and may not be visible on the image.

    He asked Arod if he felt good and could play and Arod said ‘Yes’.

    That is a complete disconnect between what Arod told Dr Gross and what Cashman claims Arod said first on July 12th and then on being moved from 3rd base to DH for the Sunday game that he wound up not playing.

    More than half of Francesca’s interview segment with Dr Gross was a Francesca monolog about Arod wanting to play and the Yankees holding him back. He also said that if the Yankees are doing it for financial reasons then that is really wrong. I agree with him on that.

    There is obviously more going on than is being made public, this all should have been done in private without making such a big fuss.

    It’s clear the Yankees want out (and deservedly so) on Arod’s contract and who knows what MLB is really planning regarding a suspension or ban-if Arod did indeed recruit players like Cervelli, Montero, and Cabrera for PED use then he really needs to take Torrie Wilson and go away, far, far away.

    If they are going to let him play, though, put him in the lineup ASAP and leave him there until he is gasping for breath.

    I hate seeing this stuff play out in the press, it’s bad enough watching this team try to score runs without having to hear about everything else as well.

  28. pat July 24th, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    ktsharp
    Yankees have not homered in 6 straight games, their longest streak without a HR since 1996 (also 6).

  29. igotid88 July 24th, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:02 pm
    88,

    He is no CC… And they still are going to go and lower the payroll… Besides, those West Coast parks would play very well to his flyball tendencies
    ———————–

    I’m talking about when before CC came to the Yankees. Everyone said he was going to go home and play for a California team.

  30. blake July 24th, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    “My prediction is lifetime ban and it will stick if the Yankees have some inside knowledge about Alex recruiting Melky, Cervelli and Jesus Montero.”

    Yea if there is evidence that he recruited those guys then he could be screwed

  31. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 11:12 pm

    Come home Sori!

  32. rm July 24th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    I can’t see the lifetime ban happening unless A-Rod was placing bets on Yankees games through biogenesis

  33. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Go home Arod!

  34. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:13 pm

    Buster,

    If the case is so water tight against Arod. What are they waiting for?. I don’t like this latest drama from Arod. In fact, I am tired of all this posturing. I don’t think the Insurance company will agree to pay that claim unless they have irrefutable proof that Arod can’t play. Also, it is in the Yankees interest that he gets a lifetime ban ( It saves a lot of dollars ). What’s keeping MLB from acting?

  35. UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:14 pm

    Luis – I know you were kidding. You’re totally right we definitely have the pitching to go all the way. We have such good pitching actually. Makes it really hard to take and so frustrating. Sad indeed.

  36. jmills July 24th, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    With all this drug bs, I’m given to, Senna, Villeneuve.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue July 24th, 2013 at 11:16 pm

    “I can’t see the lifetime ban happening unless A-Rod was placing bets on Yankees games through biogenesis”

    Whatever the criteria/criterion for a lifetime ban, my fervent hope is that Arod did it.

  38. pat July 24th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    What’s keeping MLB from acting?

    They know they can’t afford to lose.

  39. Shame Spencer July 24th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:07 pm

    You know? Why don’t they act and stop all the especualtion about it… I am sick of this Arod said this or did that… If they are going to suspend him, go ahead..

    —————-

    Yeah this just needs to end with some sort of resolution already because the amount of posturing, leaks, misinformation, speculations, etc is at a critical mass and it’s exhausting.

    It does do well to divert attention from a poor string of games from the Yankees though lol.

  40. Shame Spencer July 24th, 2013 at 11:19 pm

    pat July 24th, 2013 at 11:17 pm

    What’s keeping MLB from acting?

    They know they can’t afford to lose.

    ————–

    Very true.. which is why the leaks from the onset were so puzzling. It was always going to take a while to put a case together. I’m not sure why the players would want to leak that they’ve been caught with a steroid distributor so I can’t imagine they were the leak.

  41. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I don’t think that Arod will get a lifetime ban unless a lot more info comes out.

    I think that mlb is taking their time right now to find all of the evidence they can and build their case against him.

    I definitely think that he will miss almost all of next year.

    It’s hard to see him ever playing for the Yanks again after that.

  42. Mike in Harrisburg July 24th, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    This has probably been covered already but could someone explain or direct me to an explanation of how this interview with Arod’s doctor managed not to run afoul of Hippa in any way?

  43. jmills July 24th, 2013 at 11:21 pm

    Trish, Arod ain’t, Henry.

  44. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    “It does do well to divert attention from a poor string of games from the Yankees though lol”

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

    OMG, this is very much like a Perry Mason novel! ;)

  45. MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Mike in Harrisburg July 24th, 2013 at 11:20 pm
    This has probably been covered already but could someone explain or direct me to an explanation of how this interview with Arod’s doctor managed not to run afoul of Hippa in any way?
    ————–
    Arod authorized the doctor to speak publicly, that would be the only way

  46. Chad Jennings July 24th, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    Mike in Harrisburg July 24th, 2013 at 11:20 pm e

    This has probably been covered already but could someone explain or direct me to an explanation of how this interview with Arod’s doctor managed not to run afoul of Hippa in any way?

    Alex told him to talk to the media.

  47. UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:25 pm

    Hate him, want to stone him to death, whatever floats your boat, but their is no denying this team would be better with AL on it. Even if he had a Grade Two strain he would help this team.

  48. Mike in Harrisburg July 24th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Thanks for the quick responses, i hadnt seen. Just a surreal situation that keeps getting surreal..er

  49. pat July 24th, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    This has probably been covered already but could someone explain or direct me to an explanation of how this interview with Arod’s doctor managed not to run afoul of Hippa in any way?

    Doctors who share patient info with their permission are not violating hipaa. Alex gave the Dr. permission to share his medical opinion.

  50. Jesus Bustero July 24th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    Luis,

    I just think the timelines for the announcements were predetermined. The attorneys present estimates in the beginning and deadlines are set. There has to be framework for a case like this.

    The information we’re getting is leaked from MLB and it might be unintentional. So while it may appear they are ready to announce, they might not be. They could be crossing t’s and dotting i’s before making it all official. The delay speaks to the enormity of the case. It is huge. It could be a lifetime ban that costs a player 100 M plus.

    Arod is not helping his cause by waging war against MLB and the Yankees in the press and insinuating that the Yankees are keeping him off the field. It all reeks of a last ditch attempt to manufacture a frivolous lawsuit so that he can redeem money from a contract he suspects could soon be voided. I would think the Yankees would have an easier time voiding the contract if they are careful not to mishandle him in any way.

    But Alex has been baiting them into suspending him or carelessly saying something inflammatory. He did it with the tweet about his doctor. Then he did it again when he skipped the game after his meeting with MLB. He did it again with this latest thing with Dr. Goss but this time more elaborate. He complained about a sore quad, refused an assignment to AAA, complained again and then tells some doctor he’s never seen he feels “fine”.

    This guy is a desperate man.

    It stinks for him.

    Great for the Yankees.

  51. MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    Hate him, want to stone him to death, whatever floats your boat, but their is no denying this team would be better with AL on it. Even if he had a Grade Two strain he would help this team.
    ————————–
    I agree and putting him out there to be booed nonstop is probably a far worse penalty for a guy who is that insecure than taking away his paycheck, at least for the length of time that is being discussed short of a permanent ban.

    Grade 1, Grade 2, Torn Quad, put him out there, let him do some good for the team and who cares if he makes it through this season or not.

  52. pat July 24th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Interview With Yankees First Rounder Eric Jagielo

    http://www.pennleaguereport.ne.....gielo.html

  53. jmills July 24th, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    Luis, Unknown, I’m in the process of studying, Ayrton Senna :)

  54. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:31 pm

    UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:25 pm
    Hate him, want to stone him to death, whatever floats your boat, but their is no denying this team would be better with AL on it. Even if he had a Grade Two strain he would help this team.

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

    Yup…. But if the Yankees get a way to void the contract, perhaps he is more valuable out of the field for the time being?… I mean, if he can prove that he can’t physically play anymore before the suspension hits, he gets paid. And even if the Insurance covers 80% of the payment, it still counts for LT… OTOH if the contract is voided, you save a lot of money both for payroll and LT porposes.

    Still, I don’t get why go through the media

  55. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    This whole thing with Arod wanting the doctor to do an interview really hows how crazy he is.

    If he thinks that the Yanks aren’t treating him fairly why doesn’t he file a grievance with the union?

    His actions really don’t make any sense.

  56. Mike in Harrisburg July 24th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    Total, complete speculation on my part but I think we’re only just seeing the tip of the iceberg of Arod’s weirdness. 5, 10 years down the road I think approaching Michael Jackson level eccentricity is not out of the question. Dude has some real unaddressed issues.

  57. Jesus Bustero July 24th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    And it’s funny how Arod’s team dispatched a doctor to speak with Mike Francessa. The guy is totally oblivious to the complexity of even the most basic baseball matters. You couldn’t ask for an easier target to advance a frivolous lawsuit.

  58. MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    then they could make a TV minseries about Arod called, ‘Arodacus’, where he runs out on the field to enormous boos and, as he reaches 3rd base, yells out ‘I AM ARODACUS!’

    I think STARZ or AMC would pick it up, they’ve both done well with that kind of stuff-plus, with Arod having as hot a girlfriend as Torrie Wilson, she could play herself and do the obligatory nude scenes.

  59. Captain Clutch July 24th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    really shows how crazy he is

  60. jmills July 24th, 2013 at 11:33 pm

    Senna was always trying to have a look and protect his place – I can’t blame him!

  61. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    Buster,

    Good post… Very eloquent

  62. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    Jmills!!

    You know that Senna was killed in a accident? He was very reckless, but a heck of a pilot

  63. rm July 24th, 2013 at 11:36 pm

    I can see the OJ defense working for A-Rod If they can prove some of the evidence from biogenesis is fabricated then all of the evidence from biogenesis is tainted. Especially since they are being pressured to say what they think MLB wants to hear.

  64. Tar July 24th, 2013 at 11:39 pm

    “Buster,
    Good post… Very eloquent”

    Sure….. in a completely one-sided, full of speculation kind of way. Good job Bret.

  65. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Well guys… I am going to call it a night… I hope that tomorrow we get to talk about baseball rather than this never ending “soap opera”… I am sad in many ways about this… For one, Arod was a great player with or without PED’s, also he loves the game…

  66. jmills July 24th, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Luis, hi!, for we are indeed lucky to breathe, baseball; Ayrton Senna is, special. Gilles Villeneuve and the Andretti family as well!

  67. UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:42 pm

    MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    ———-

    :lol: Now I needed that. So funny. :lol:

  68. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    Tar July 24th, 2013 at 11:39 pm
    “Buster,
    Good post… Very eloquent”

    Sure….. in a completely one-sided, full of speculation kind of way. Good job Bret.

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

    We won’t know for sure until we get all the facts… But he certainly makes a compelling case Tar

  69. G. Love July 24th, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    I made a prediction/bet awhile ago with a friend of mine who writes/produces for the WWE that Arod will be a WWE wrestling star playing the bad guy.

    You know it’s coming.

  70. Jesus Bustero July 24th, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    Well if the other side of full speculation involves a conspiracy that the Yankees are keeping Arod off the field, good luck with that Tar, because that’s the other side and we’ve seen it one too many times before. Alex is the victim and he has been wronged. That right there is full of speculation and not the good kind, the Mike Francessa kind.

    Now maybe Alex will escape with a slap on the wrist and come back, lead the Yankees to the World Series for the next 5 years, smash all the HR records and get Cashman to pull down his pants at opening pitch in front of a sold out crowd and announce on the loudspeakers:

    “I’m a weenie. I apologize Arod. We all apologize Arod. We all wronged you. You’re the best”

  71. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:48 pm

    G. Love July 24th, 2013 at 11:44 pm
    I made a prediction/bet awhile ago with a friend of mine who writes/produces for the WWE that Arod will be a WWE wrestling star playing the bad guy.

    You know it’s coming.

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

    “Arod the Undertaker”

  72. joecembrale July 24th, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    In a season that is so blasé, the arod mess is distracting but in the end depressing. I’ve been going back and forth on what the yanks should do from a baseball perspective in regard to making moves. However, after reading Jesus’ analysis, I think he has hit it right on the head. I just wish Bud would hurry and and do it already. And if possible, it would be nice if he could get Nelson Cruz out of the Rangers lineup.

  73. joecembrale July 24th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    I see arod as more of a Brutus Beefcake type.

  74. jmills July 24th, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Arod the, pinwicker,…..what does this mean? :)

  75. MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    ———-

    :lol: Now I needed that. So funny. :lol:
    —————
    thanks, I got a laugh as well, we would just have to cast the Yankees front office for them-the only one I can think of right now is Pee Wee Herman as Brian Cashman :)

  76. G. Love July 24th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    joecembrale,

    Yup. Totally a Brutus Beefcake type. Either that or Ric Flair.

    You know he’s not going to be able to stay away from the bright lights if he gets banned.

  77. Tar July 24th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Bret

    I could easily pick apart all four of your paragraphs from 11:28. It was really a lot of drivel if I’m telling the truth.

    But whatever, you seem to be on a mission and apparently enjoying it, so carry on.

  78. umbrelladoc July 24th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    Motives:
    If the Yankees are getting insurance money for Arod at present, at 80%, that’s around a million dollars a week. Not chump change – but is that enough to slow roll his return?

    The Daily News report seemed to indicate that Arod has to play in a game to retire for medical reasons so that his salary would have to be paid. That somehow retiring from the DL would not prevent a suspension from taking away his salary. This doesn’t make that much sense but it says it’s a loophole. Assuming that’s the case, if he retires, then the Yankees would be responsible for 20% of his salary and 100% would count to the luxury tax. But if he gets suspended, then the Yankees don’t have to pay anything and it doesn’t count to the tax.
    This difference would be enough to try to prevent Arod from playing in a game and retiring.
    This all doesn’t make sense though – if I’m running MLB, and this scenario is plausible, I suspend Arod immediately after he is activated. At that point you have nothing to lose and you go with the case you have. But the first version of the theory was Arod was going to retire during his rehab stint. Has anyone reliable confirmed that the play one game and retire to avoid losing 100M to suspension scenario is true?

  79. MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:54 pm

    G. Love July 24th, 2013 at 11:44 pm
    I made a prediction/bet awhile ago with a friend of mine who writes/produces for the WWE that Arod will be a WWE wrestling star playing the bad guy.

    You know it’s coming.
    ————————-
    so, Wrestlemania 40 will be the grudge match between Arod and John Cena?

    Or will they give The Rock $20M to take him on?

  80. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:56 pm

    MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:52 pm
    UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:33 pm
    ———-

    :lol: Now I needed that. So funny. :lol:
    —————
    thanks, I got a laugh as well, we would just have to cast the Yankees front office for them-the only one I can think of right now is Pee Wee Herman as Brian Cashman :)

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

    I almost peed on my pants when I read this… Patrick Stewart as Hal ( in his scrooge impersonation )… Jeff Daniels as Hank ( in his Dumb and dumber impersonation )… And Antonio Banderas as Arod’s cousin

  81. Jesus Bustero July 24th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    Tar,

    And you carry on with your conspiracy theories about the big bad Yankees. Good luck on your mission as well.

  82. jmills July 24th, 2013 at 11:57 pm

    I’m going to leave at this, Senna and Villeneuve – simply the best, Tina.

  83. luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Good night for real this time

  84. Jesus Bustero July 24th, 2013 at 11:58 pm

    Arod as a wrestler.

    http://www.thewrestlingmania.c.....erfect.jpg

    Bonus points if you name him.

    -Buster

  85. MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:59 pm

    luis July 24th, 2013 at 11:56 pm
    MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:52 pm
    UnKnown July 24th, 2013 at 11:42 pm
    MG July 24th, 2013 at 11:33 pm
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    :lol: Now I needed that. So funny. :lol:
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    thanks, I got a laugh as well, we would just have to cast the Yankees front office for them-the only one I can think of right now is Pee Wee Herman as Brian Cashman :)

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    I almost peed on my pants when I read this… Patrick Stewart as Hal ( in his scrooge impersonation )… Jeff Daniels as Hank ( in his Dumb and dumber impersonation )… And Antonio Banderas as Arod’s cousin
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    I think Antonio could play Arod, the perfect guy for his cousin Yuri is Luis Guzman, you may not recognize the name but look him up, he makes a great villain.

  86. MG July 25th, 2013 at 12:00 am

    Jesus Bustero July 24th, 2013 at 11:58 pm
    Arod as a wrestler.

    http://www.thewrestlingmania.c…..erfect.jpg

    Bonus points if you name him.

    -Buster
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    that’s just a dead wrestler, Curt Hennig aka Mr Perfect-way too easy…

  87. Jesus Bustero July 25th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    WINNER!

  88. joecembrale July 25th, 2013 at 12:02 am

    I would like to see Janet Napolitano in her first dramatic role as Hal Steinbrenner.

  89. Barry July 25th, 2013 at 12:04 am

    As SuzynWaldman said on this evening’s broadcast: “You can’t make this up.”

    Mark Feinsand: Sadly. “No.”

  90. jmills July 25th, 2013 at 12:06 am

    Hi, Barry, how are you? – I’m off for a bloody week :)

  91. UnKnown July 25th, 2013 at 12:15 am

    Yeah that was pretty easy, Brett Bustero

  92. Barry July 25th, 2013 at 12:19 am

    jmills — Always happy to see your smiling face.


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