Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Brian Cashman's A-Rod Quote: The Lightening Rod Strikes Again

So, apparently, things are so bad between Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees that, the team has no problem giving the media permission to quote them using foul language about him.


Why else would ESPN New York's Andrew Marchand let everyone know that Brian Cashman said Alex Rodriguez should STFU?  Marchand is a Yankees beat writer. Why would he put his relationship with Cashman in jeopardy by not asking Cashman, "Can I quote you on that?"

That quote is just more proof that the Yankees don't want Rodriguez around. But there is nothing they can do to stop him from putting on the pinstripes again later this year. Contrary to what they'd like everyone to believe, A-Rod didn't hold a gun to their heads to get his current contract. They made their bed and now they must lie in it.

This latest A-Rod development reminds me of when he opted out during the 2007 World Series. His news then took the focus away from the Fall Classic. His news last night took the focus away from the Yankees thrilling walk-off win. (Thanks, Ichiro.)  Sadly, but not surprisingly, the Lightening Rod has struck again.

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