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(Hardball Talk)   A-Rod out 7-10 more games with a quad strain. If only there was something he could take to accelerate his healing process   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line 40
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2013-07-22 07:18:55 AM
Let's go A-Roid....


/right to the trading block
 
2013-07-22 08:30:10 AM
It was a nicer world before the drug testers arrived.  Definitely more civilized.
 
2013-07-22 08:39:48 AM
He's never coming back to the Yanks. They're going to stretch this out until he's officially suspended.

//just a random prediction.
 
2013-07-22 08:53:05 AM
if only another high-profile Yankee coming off injury could have recently strained his quad before A-Rod to serve as a warning so that he could have taken the necessary precautions to avoid such an injury himself.

oh wait....
 
2013-07-22 10:19:09 AM

flucto: He's never coming back to the Yanks. They're going to stretch this out until he's officially suspended.

//just a random prediction.


What about after a suspension?  He'll stop being a Yankee because magic?
 
2013-07-22 10:21:15 AM

Dafatone: What about after a suspension?  He'll stop being a Yankee because magic?


It's not impossible that the Yankees could void his contract at that point. Unlikely, I think, but not impossible.
 
2013-07-22 10:23:22 AM

Dafatone: flucto: He's never coming back to the Yanks. They're going to stretch this out until he's officially suspended.

//just a random prediction.

What about after a suspension?  He'll stop being a Yankee because magic?


I, for one, am hoping he retires in shame. However, it's way more likely he'll just do the minimum to get his money... like he has been since 2010.
 
2013-07-22 10:44:27 AM
He needs a lighter purse . . . .
 
2013-07-22 10:57:13 AM

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Let's go A-Roid....
/right to the trading block


Setting aside what ARod would have to be paid to waive his no-trade clause, I would be interested to hear the full description of what team you think would trade for him and what the Yankees would get in return.
 
2013-07-22 10:57:40 AM
 
2013-07-22 11:02:03 AM

dukeblue219: Dafatone: What about after a suspension?  He'll stop being a Yankee because magic?

It's not impossible that the Yankees could void his contract at that point. Unlikely, I think, but not impossible.


Again, how?
 
2013-07-22 11:03:00 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Setting aside what ARod would have to be paid to waive his no-trade clause, I would be interested to hear the full description of what team you think would trade for him and what the Yankees would get in return.


As long as the Yankees pay pretty much the entire salary, the Marlins may be willing to give them that home run thing.
 
2013-07-22 11:04:43 AM
I don't think it's the healing process as much as it is the re-strengthening process with the steroids, subby.
It's just sad, though, as he'll come back steroid free, adjust his numbers to .260/.315/.370 line.  I'm sure the Yanks could get that off their current bench.  Hey, look!  Those ARE Eduardo Nunez's numbers.  What's he making?  $533,000?
Maybe I'm over reaching here, but I'd venture to guess the Yankees dislike him more than anyone else.  And that's saying something.
 
2013-07-22 11:07:02 AM

The Bestest: sigh


Looks like A-Rod is taking a rod in that picture. Either that, or he has a sore vagina.

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2013-07-22 11:21:02 AM

A-Rod would recover faster if he had more leather in his diet.


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2013-07-22 11:23:05 AM

Dafatone: What about after a suspension? He'll stop being a Yankee because magic?


The Yankees will leave him sitting or pay a large percent of his salary while he plays elsewhere?
 
2013-07-22 11:23:57 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Let's go A-Roid....
/right to the trading block

Setting aside what ARod would have to be paid to waive his no-trade clause, I would be interested to hear the full description of what team you think would trade for him and what the Yankees would get in return.


Eh, there's always a fan base that is willing to buy a ticket just to see famous or not so famous players wearing their colors....even if that player is washed up and/or lacking in respect.

As for what the Yanks would get in return -- a box of pizza rolls should suffice.  :D
 
2013-07-22 11:29:07 AM

The Bestest: sigh


Frankly, I'd rather the Yankees pay A-Rod to sit on the bench (or stay on the DL) these days.
 
2013-07-22 11:31:23 AM
Based on nothing other than a gut feeling, I don't believe A-Rod ever wears the pinstripes again.  This "strained quad" won't heal right, which will lead to more "treatment", until the inevitable suspension is announced.  MLBPA has already said that they won't help any players that don't have a good enough excuse, so he'll just quietly sllp into the background and "retire".  I'm sure there are insurance policies as well as performance and disciplinary clauses in the contract that will allow the Yankees to only have to pay a portion of the money.  They may have to eat some of it, but they'll be rid of the headache.
 
2013-07-22 11:56:07 AM

DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Let's go A-Roid....
/right to the trading block

Setting aside what ARod would have to be paid to waive his no-trade clause, I would be interested to hear the full description of what team you think would trade for him and what the Yankees would get in return.


A contender in need of an upgrade at 3B or DH should be willing to part with a prospect or two for A-Rod, assuming the Yankees pay most of his salary. He's not the player he used to be by a long shot, but he's still above average when he does.

The Indians could take a chance. Same with the Angels. The Jays need help at third now that Lawrie plays second (though I wouldn't call them a contender). The Dodgers would for sure take him on.
 
2013-07-22 12:06:21 PM

chevydeuce: Based on nothing other than a gut feeling, I don't believe A-Rod ever wears the pinstripes again.  This "strained quad" won't heal right, which will lead to more "treatment", until the inevitable suspension is announced.  MLBPA has already said that they won't help any players that don't have a good enough excuse, so he'll just quietly sllp into the background and "retire".  I'm sure there are insurance policies as well as performance and disciplinary clauses in the contract that will allow the Yankees to only have to pay a portion of the money.  They may have to eat some of it, but they'll be rid of the headache.


I imagine the Steinbrenners having private meetings with the NY Post that involves a kickback to keep him in the news.  I'd love to see Cashman walk out onto the field during the 7th inning stretch and cut him on live television.
But at 38 years old, at $28 million, with no more PED's and with a suspension looming (I'm not up to date on this story), and with the production of a borderline major league / AAA player, you have to wonder if he'll ever play professional baseball in the US again.
 
2013-07-22 12:10:22 PM
It would be cool if Kate Middleton's baby came out looking like A-Rod
 
2013-07-22 12:13:14 PM

homarjr: DirtyDeadGhostofEbenezerCooke: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Let's go A-Roid....
/right to the trading block

Setting aside what ARod would have to be paid to waive his no-trade clause, I would be interested to hear the full description of what team you think would trade for him and what the Yankees would get in return.

A contender in need of an upgrade at 3B or DH should be willing to part with a prospect or two for A-Rod, assuming the Yankees pay most of his salary. He's not the player he used to be by a long shot, but he's still above average when he does.

The Indians could take a chance. Same with the Angels. The Jays need help at third now that Lawrie plays second (though I wouldn't call them a contender). The Dodgers would for sure take him on.


You shut your whore mouth!!!
 
2013-07-22 12:16:24 PM
The Yankees and ARod are going to drag this out as long as possible until they find a doctor that, with a straight face, will sign off on his hip being a non-recoverable injury.

ARod wants to retire, but get his money and the Yankees want him to retire and get insurance coverage.
 
2013-07-22 12:17:01 PM

Nana's Vibrator: chevydeuce: Based on nothing other than a gut feeling, I don't believe A-Rod ever wears the pinstripes again.  This "strained quad" won't heal right, which will lead to more "treatment", until the inevitable suspension is announced.  MLBPA has already said that they won't help any players that don't have a good enough excuse, so he'll just quietly sllp into the background and "retire".  I'm sure there are insurance policies as well as performance and disciplinary clauses in the contract that will allow the Yankees to only have to pay a portion of the money.  They may have to eat some of it, but they'll be rid of the headache.

I imagine the Steinbrenners having private meetings with the NY Post that involves a kickback to keep him in the news.  I'd love to see Cashman walk out onto the field during the 7th inning stretch and cut him on live television.
But at 38 years old, at $28 million, with no more PED's and with a suspension looming (I'm not up to date on this story), and with the production of a borderline major league / AAA player, you have to wonder if he'll ever play professional baseball in the US again.


I'm sure there's still all kinds of shiat he can take that they can't test for yet. or that will likely be out of his system quickly.
 
2013-07-22 12:29:05 PM
If he only had Ray Lewis on speed dial...
 
2013-07-22 12:29:26 PM
If the Yankees picked up $20mil/year on his contract, I'd love to trade for him
 
2013-07-22 01:05:41 PM

Dafatone: Again, how?


Wasn't there some media speculation recently that the Yankees were investigating how to get out of his contract? I don't know how likely it is, but I thought it was at least something they could try.
 
2013-07-22 01:12:02 PM

dukeblue219: Dafatone: Again, how?

Wasn't there some media speculation recently that the Yankees were investigating how to get out of his contract? I don't know how likely it is, but I thought it was at least something they could try.


Their only option for not paying him is if he gets suspended for life by MLB. Otherwise, he's getting paid, though while he's on the DL, it's by their insurance company
 
2013-07-22 01:24:54 PM
My crazy theory: A-Rod will play out the rest of his contract. He'll have DL stints every year (or close to every year), but he will never be declared completely "unable to play". The Yankees won't be able to trade him, and they will end up paying him every cent he's owed. Insurance won't be picking up the tab.

I know - this idea is completely off the wall. No chance it will happen, right?
 
2013-07-22 01:35:11 PM

Rex_Banner: I know - this idea is completely off the wall. No chance it will happen, right?


I don't know Cashman and the Yankee brass personally, but I have intel suggesting they're in discussions with NASA at least exploring the cost and various probabilities of sending a human being via rocket ship outside of our galaxy. I mean, I have no idea who it could possibly involve, and they're only telling NASA it's actually part of an elaborate scheme to "further grow the Yankees brand" but I have my doubts.

I've already said too much.
 
2013-07-22 02:19:01 PM
For a while there it was looking like he might break the all-time homerun record. Not so much, anymore.
 
2013-07-22 02:33:40 PM
If someone offered the yanks a BJ from an aids infected male 93 year old prostitute, someone would take one for the team and accept the deal
 
2013-07-22 03:11:14 PM
And the part of A-roid will be played by Kevin NaowwwwItoremyquad
 
2013-07-22 03:27:38 PM
You know, if they want him to retire, why not just bring up him up to ride the bench but also serve as their practice dummy for brushback and bean pitches. Is there a rule that says you can't give your own player an injury? Highly wrong, yes, but an actual rule?
 
2013-07-22 04:13:02 PM
This is exactly how I felt about Rob Gronkowski last year. Steroids = bad. HGH = good!
 
2013-07-22 06:29:25 PM

jaylectricity: This is exactly how I felt about Rob Gronkowski last year. Steroids = bad. HGH = good!


Rodney Harrison never got caught with no damn steroids!
 
2013-07-22 08:12:19 PM

TheManofPA: You know, if they want him to retire, why not just bring up him up to ride the bench but also serve as their practice dummy for brushback and bean pitches. Is there a rule that says you can't give your own player an injury? Highly wrong, yes, but an actual rule?


Because then they lose a valuable roster spot. No sense having him on the roster and not playing him. He isn't a terrible player if he could continue to put up his numbers without the off-field mess (and his albatross of a contract) almost any team would love to have him, you just can't play every day or he gets pooped by the playoffs, like last year.

Best to extend his rehab stint as long as possible and, hopefully you find a way he nover comes back (suspension, further injuries, retirement, buyout after a few years, death, etc). I doubt there is a clause in his contract to dump him for the sterois, though, this isn't the NFL and his agent likely decided every clause.
 
2013-07-23 04:53:25 AM
I will NEVER understand how it is remotely ethical to deny someone a substance that would help them heal and get back to their livelihood quicker.
 
2013-07-23 04:54:23 AM

dukeblue219: Dafatone: What about after a suspension?  He'll stop being a Yankee because magic?

It's not impossible that the Yankees could void his contract at that point. Unlikely, I think, but not impossible.


Think like a business man.  If they DONT try, I would be shocked.
 
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