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Alex Rodriguez is a Shonda

So the Yanks need help at third base but they’ve got Alex Rodriguez on the mend. Yet when this latest scandal heats up again it’s Rodriguez’s ass, right?

Alas, Poor A Rod.

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1 Greg G   ~  Jun 20, 2013 12:07 pm

I think he is going to draw more of the ire of fans if he is dragged down by this scandal. Of course, he has admitted doing roids, so it won't be as bad.

If Youk were playing league average 3rd base and healthy, the fans wouldn't care.

The Yanks need to find a Ferocious Brosius or Aaron F'n Boone to fill in this year. Even a Charlie Hayes would do.

The chances of ARod being able to contribute much is a real longshot. a) If he is healthy enough and can shake off the rust. b) If he isn't embroiled in controversy. c) not suspended. d)Can actually get it done at his age without being juiced.

2 monkeypants   ~  Jun 20, 2013 12:34 pm

Despite being not far out of first, the Yanks are still living off their rather lucky April, and I suspect the bottom is really going to drop out soon. Hoping to get any sort of real improvement with the return of Jeter, A-Rod, Teix and Grandy is wishful thinking. The best thing for the organization right now, I believe, is to write off this season and try selling some spare parts to contenders, hoping to get a prospect or three in return.

3 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 20, 2013 12:57 pm

I know going into this weekend's series I'm thinking split at best. This is not a good sign.

4 monkeypants   ~  Jun 20, 2013 1:19 pm

This year's team reminds me in some ways of the 1987 team, which got off to a fast start and was even in first place as late as early august, before fading badly and finishing well out of the race. except that team was considerably better, at least on the offensive side.

5 Chris   ~  Jun 20, 2013 1:31 pm

Poor ARod? No, poor us. Dickhead should have kept his nose clean when he had the chance(s).

6 Greg G   ~  Jun 20, 2013 1:54 pm

The Sox and O's are playing well, and have the benefit of playing as a more or less whole teams. The Yanks were playing over their heads to start and Wells and Hafner have fallen back to earth.

I suspect that the idea of the cavalry is coming is something that picked up the spirit of the club, but now reality has sunk in.

(2) I was thinking it might be a good year to have a selloff too, but who would take these contracts? Even if the Yanks ate some of the dough?

7 monkeypants   ~  Jun 20, 2013 1:59 pm

[6] Gardner is probably sellable, as are some of the pitchers (even Hughes might be attractive to a contender needing an arm, though they would be selling low now). Granderson might be attractive when he gets back, but I don't know the nature of his contract. Believe it or not, NIx might be a handy piece for a contender. Otherwise, you're right, the Yanks don't have much to move.

8 Chris   ~  Jun 20, 2013 4:36 pm

Why would you move Gardner? Move Hughes, Chamberlain, Nova.

9 monkeypants   ~  Jun 20, 2013 7:22 pm

[8] Because Gardner is going to be 30 y.o. and is not an elite player. In fact, there is a good chance this is as good as he gets. He was slow through the system and will likely have a short peak. I like him a lot, but he is not likely to be part of the team's plans in two or three years. He's an ideal trading piece, or at least a very good one.

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