“The MRI is the MRI. It’s fact. You can’t change the results of an MRI. We’re very comfortable with it and if anybody wants to utilize the process in place with the union [file a grievance], go right ahead. It’s not something we’re afraid of.”
New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman on Alex Rodriguez’s claim that his quad is fine, and the Yankees are keeping him from playing.
“The Yankees would rather fly the Boston Red Sox’s World Series flags at Yankee Stadium than see Rodriguez step on the field again.
“The Yankees are disgusted by him. They want him out of their lives. And they want Major League Baseball to suspend Rodriguez into eternity.
“The Yankees no longer are concerning themselves with the race to win the American League East, but the race to see whether Commissioner Bud Selig can banish Rodriguez before he gets healthy.”
Bob Nightengale, USA Today
Believing that the Yankees don’t want him to play and just want to collect insurance on him, A-Rod got a second opinion on his quad and that doctor said he didn’t see an injury.
This is certainly not going to endear him to the Yankees — clearly it’s now all out war between A-Rod and his team and clearly it’s now all about money.
Meanwhile, everyone awaits MLB’s judgment on A-Rod and Biogenesis, and A-Rod’s response to it, whether he will settle or appeal. We know the verdict will be harsher on him than on Ryan Braun’s 65-game suspension.
However many opinions A-Rod gets on that quad, he’s not going to be in the line-up tonight against the Rangers. I still predict he will never be in the line-up again.
A-Rod will not be in Texas with the Yankees tomorrow, he’ll be back in Tampa with his strained quad.
At this point, the game A-Rod is playing is cat-and-mouse, not baseball. Can he get back to the majors, not really to play, but to retire as physically unable to play, before MLB suspends him for his PED’s? Lot of $ at stake.
to be like Derek Jeter, that he strained his quad too.
“Slow bat, slow feet defensively, not much arm strength. … Did not look ML [Major League] ready to me.”
A scout watching A-Rod play for Double-A Trenton in Reading, Pennsylvania.
I still say he’ll never play for the Yankees again.
Just wanted to point out that Jorge Posada, who is considered washed-up and done, is playing much better than A-Rod in the ALDS. Jorge may be heading out, but he will head out with his head high, like the Yankee great that he is. A-Rod is in choke mode.