Cashman to A-Rod — Go Ahead, Make My Day

“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.

Quote of the Day

“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

Questionable Quad

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.