You want to rap about Alex Rodriguez acting like a dork and Brian Cashman acting like a dildo? Have at it.
perhaps alex should not have tweeted that he was cleared; but cashman's response was far more d-head anything alex did.
cashman's crappy treatment of people doesn't have the flipside of big stein's occasional generosity. i won't be sad to see him move on one of these days.
I wonder if any Banterers disagree with Ms. Oct's first sentence in particular.
I've always been glad we had Cashman pulling the strings, but I also agree now that it might be time to find the next guy. There's no way Billy Beane would be interested in trying his talents with triple the bank account, I suppose? Maybe Little Stein could just buy the A's and 'transfer' Billy.
Perhaps there are procedural implications of declaring oneself ready to play? Perhaps the Yankees cannot hide him on the DL for as long as they intended now that this info is public? And perhaps this intention was known to all parties and Arod used his tweet as a way of forcing the Yankees to play him?
I have no idea how this stuff works, but I've seen enough West Wing, Game of Thrones and House of Cards to suspect the political motivation in anything.
Seems like of all the A-Rod 'blunders' over the years, this is a minor one. I don't get Cashman's reaction.
Meanwhile Jeter is eating a pint of ice-cream in a bed of supermodels somewhere.. :)
 Cashman does seem might jerky these days, and could legitimately question if he really has improved things on the field since allegedly gaining autonomy however many years ago. I mean, the team has pretty much won (in the regular season anyway) for going on twenty years, Cashman or no Cashman, silly Steinbrenner moves or not. Maybe it's the organization's money after all?
 I love that. I watched House of Cards too, the crappy american version. I trust nothing!
As I mentioned last night my hunch is that this has to do with the latest PED scandal. The Yanks know what MLB has on A Rod. And it' probably not good--for A Rod or the Yanks. So the last thing they want is Alex acting all chirper and eager when they know his ass is going to be suspended and cause them agita in the weeks and months to come.
7) I agree. There is more going on behind the scenes. And ARod may have been instructed not to communicate his condition.
This is just Cash venting his frustration of ARod over the yers of dealing with him. It is good advice too. It could also be that ARod has some sort of setback and can't play at all this year. That may mean that the Yanks can't collect the insurance?
if the Yanks know what MLB has on ARod, then ARod certainly knows, too - and if it's not good news, you'd think Alex would want to fly under the radar as long as possible, and not go tweeting about his readiness to return.
It's a complicated mess, as ARod messes usually are.
Not knowing all the facts, and context, Cashman's reaction seems unduly harsh, but it was amusing. Bet ARod got a chuckle out of it too.
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