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(CBS Sports)   Alex Rodriguez confirms he will miss spring training. Yankees say it's an unusual move since he doesn't usually abandon the team until October   (cbssports.com) divider line 21
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2013-02-14 09:43:40 AM  
An A-Rod headline without a steroids reference or an insinuation that he's gay? You're slipping,  submitter...
 
2013-02-14 09:53:06 AM  
Five years and $114 million to go on that contract, Yankees fans.
 
2013-02-14 09:59:21 AM  
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2013-02-14 10:20:44 AM  
He wasn't supposed to return until May. Why would anything even think about Spring Training?
 
2013-02-14 10:33:12 AM  

jake_lex: Five years and $114 million to go on that contract, Yankees fans.


The Yanks can "afford" to eat his contract.

3/4 of MLB teams would be S.O.L.
 
2013-02-14 10:40:00 AM  

jake_lex: Five years and $114 million to go on that contract, Yankees fans.


Money well spent in 2009.

Also, Most of A-Rod's owed money is insured.

Suck it.
 
2013-02-14 10:41:37 AM  
 
2013-02-14 10:58:13 AM  

mainstreet62: jake_lex: Five years and $114 million to go on that contract, Yankees fans.

Money well spent in 2009.

Also, Most of A-Rod's owed money is insured.

Suck it.


Insurance will only pay out for the time on the DL
 
2013-02-14 10:59:13 AM  

The Dynamite Monkey: With the New York Yankees, A-Rod has played in 50 games over 13 postseason series. In those 50 games, he hit .244, with 10 home runs, 33 RBIs, and 37 runs scored. For a season, those stats would translate into about 32 home runs, 104 RBIs, and 116 runs scored. Pretty decent stats.

There are lots of valid criticisms of A-Rod, failmitter, but his postseason stats are not one of them.  He's been uneven, yes, but he has one ring and two MVPs in pinstripes.


But in the last 3 post-season's he his hitting about .160 with zero home runs, and 2 RBI.  That is a lot of $$ to pay someone to sit the bench come world series time.
 
2013-02-14 11:06:51 AM  

Lost Thought 00: Insurance will only pay out for the time on the DL


He'll be on the DL for the rest of his career.
 
2013-02-14 12:01:55 PM  

Broktun: The Dynamite Monkey: With the New York Yankees, A-Rod has played in 50 games over 13 postseason series. In those 50 games, he hit .244, with 10 home runs, 33 RBIs, and 37 runs scored. For a season, those stats would translate into about 32 home runs, 104 RBIs, and 116 runs scored. Pretty decent stats.

There are lots of valid criticisms of A-Rod, failmitter, but his postseason stats are not one of them.  He's been uneven, yes, but he has one ring and two MVPs in pinstripes.

But in the last 3 post-season's he his hitting about .160 with zero home runs, and 2 RBI.  That is a lot of $$ to pay someone to sit the bench come world series time.


He was excellent in 2004 & 2009 but bad/awful outside those years (including the last 3).  He couldn't hit off a tee in '06, '11, or '12.  So, yes, summing them all together he's a good hitter in the post season.  But not recently, which is what people care most about.
 
2013-02-14 12:33:55 PM  

Broktun: The Yanks can "afford" to eat his contract.

3/4 of MLB teams would be S.O.L.


Except that Hank and Hal don't really seem to be as spend-happy as their old man was. Granted, the Yankees budget is still larger than several countries, but when you actually care about the luxury tax, $27.5m/year is a huge chunk of change to pay someone who doesn't actually play. (Insurance may help with the actual payout, but the luxury tax doesn't have exceptions for injured players.)
 
2013-02-14 04:16:20 PM  

Droog8912: He was excellent in 2004 & 2009 but bad/awful outside those years (including the last 3).  He couldn't hit off a tee in '06, '11, or '12.  So, yes, summing them all together he's a good hitter in the post season.  But not recently, which is what people care most about.


Qualifier: He was excellent in 2004... right up until his last four postseason games that year, when he went back to being horrid.  And you're absolutely right; putting it all together might make it look okay, but it doesn't excuse how streaky he is in the postseason.  It's pretty much the exact same argument in regards to Peyton Manning's postseason career: Being there every year doesn't mean anything when you only win it all once.
 
2013-02-14 04:23:41 PM  
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2013-02-14 04:30:56 PM  

FriarReb98: It's pretty much the exact same argument in regards to Peyton Manning's postseason career: Being there every year doesn't mean anything when you only win it all once.


Now that's horseshiat from my perspective. As a fan who watches all season long and enjoys my team being good rather than sucking and out of it,  I'd say being there every year is tits compared to the alternative.
 
2013-02-14 04:39:26 PM  

mainstreet62: Money well spent in 2009.

Also, Most of A-Rod's owed money is insured.

Suck it.


That sounds great if you enjoy rooting for your team's balance sheet. I believe steinbrenner the younger has already shown that the purse will be much tighter going forward. When is the last time the yanks enetered the season with 7-10 teams above them on the proposition boards to win the world series?
 
2013-02-14 05:16:53 PM  

JohnBigBootay: mainstreet62: Money well spent in 2009.

Also, Most of A-Rod's owed money is insured.

Suck it.

That sounds great if you enjoy rooting for your team's balance sheet. I believe steinbrenner the younger has already shown that the purse will be much tighter going forward. When is the last time the yanks enetered the season with 7-10 teams above them on the proposition boards to win the world series?


This year in particular (at this point in time anyway) the AL East is wide open, with the farking BLUE JAYS the early favorite. I'm also pretty sure the Yankees will have close to if not THE oldest 25 man roster in the majors. Hal has since softened his stance that the Yankees absolutely will be under the 189M cap for 2014 (he has said that's the goal, but won't stop Cashman from making a deal that makes sense), but it IS clear that he generally exercises more fiscal restraint than his pop.
 
2013-02-14 07:04:19 PM  

The Bestest: I'm also pretty sure the Yankees will have close to if not THE oldest 25 man roster in the majors.


This has been true for like, forever.

Okay, not quite, but they were the oldest last year.

Phillies making a decent run at it, though.
 
2013-02-14 11:18:41 PM  

jake_lex: Five years and $114 million to go on that contract, Yankees fans.


As a Mets fan, this warms the cackles of my heart

/my heart
//its cackles
///warmed by this
 
2013-02-14 11:44:48 PM  

King Something: As a Mets fan, this warms the cackles of my heart


Have fun fighting with the Marlins for 4th.
 
2013-02-15 03:18:30 AM  

The Bestest: King Something: As a Mets fan, this warms the cackles of my heart

Have fun fighting with the Marlins for 4th.


The Marlins will win one more game than they did last season.
 
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