Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Alex Rodriguez: The $21 Million Backup First Baseman

Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees are preparing for the 2015 season without getting regular at bats or playing time in the field from Alex Rodriguez, and they should, but the latest blurbs have me scratching my head. The team has announced that Alex will work out at first base this spring in hopes of him being a viable backup option for Mark Teixeira. This news essentially makes A Rod a $21 million bench player with no real position if it's true and comes to fruition since the team is also looking at third base help to keep Alex off the left side of the infield.

Here's a quote from Cashman himself when talking to Ken Davidoff:

“We’re going to get him exposed to [first base]. It doesn’t mean he’ll be a viable option. But we just want to test the waters on it,” said the GM. “I think there was an area of vulnerability for us last year that was really predicated because of the outfield alignment that we had. We had more outfielders than necessary because the guaranteed commitments that we had kicked in, so I couldn’t get a backup first baseman situation. But hopefully we can alleviate that this year.” 

Either Bubba Crosby is going to be our every day center fielder or this team is really that scared to eat a very necessary $61 million crap sandwich. One would surprise me more than the other. 


  1. There is another way of looking at this thing Daniel.
    If he works out and can do the job well enough to play everyday, they could have A-Rod and Tex platooning at 1st base. A-Rod has better splits vs. lefties and Tex vs. righties. Or they could entertain trade talks for Tex!
    Just a couple of thoughts to think about.

  2. WRESTLERS ...born on 11 / 18 ?...None.
    But on 11 / 15...Macho Man Randy Savage was born.
    And, on 11/19...Miss Elizabeth, the Macho Man's wife was born.

    Miss Elizabeth was stolen away by another wrestler, and died of an overdose.* That is fact.

    I remember her being married in the ring to the macho Man.
    When her just married husband was knocked unconscious, a person that was dead, carted
    her off while screaming. No police were called ever.
    She survived the dead ' bedding ', and the Macho Man went on to become champion.

    It was more entertaining than this Alex story line.

    1. I literally laughed out loud at this. I knew SOMETHING was coming when all the wrestling talk was going down and I was not disappointed.


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