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Question for you regarding Arod.
8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 3:05AM #11
LiferYank
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Jan 27, 2015 -- 1:53AM, Bats wrote:


Jan 26, 2015 -- 11:44PM, louisiana_lightning wrote:


Jan 26, 2015 -- 11:31PM, Joeybagadonutz wrote:

They should be listening to trade offers and A-Rod should be looking for a trade as well. Both sides could use a fresh start. I don't think he has much to offer other than a circus in a rebuild year. Bad combo



That's 3 more years, not going to be many takers for that even if we eat the money and get nothing in return.




I think he has something left in the tank. All he has to do is hit.  We have seen many players 40 years and older produce well, before the steroid era.


I think Alex's biggest value, right now, is his superstar status and would serve as a box office attraction. I think Miami is still a possibility because for Arod because of his spanish connection there. I am assuming that the Yankees would eat a large part of the contract.






No DH. Miami is trying to put a team around Stanton not a circus.

8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 6:39AM #12
GottaGoToMo
Posts: 84,970

Jan 26, 2015 -- 10:32PM, Walton wrote:


1. Could the Yankees say, "here is your base salary of 21 million. We'll keep you on the 40 man roster but we want you to stay home. No baseball with us."..........Yes or No. Could they do this legally?


If they couldn't. Could they;


2. Pay him the money. Put him in a uniform. Have him be one of the 25 players and NOT play him? Have him sit in the corner of the dugout every night?..........No opinions please. Could they legally do this? Yes or No.


Thanks!




Walton, just have to say you cracked me up with the "No opinions please" ... I can't stop laughing!

8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 6:53AM #13
BigGuy
Posts: 66,015

Jan 26, 2015 -- 10:32PM, Walton wrote:


1. Could the Yankees say, "here is your base salary of 21 million. We'll keep you on the 40 man roster but we want you to stay home. No baseball with us."..........Yes or No. Could they do this legally?


If they couldn't. Could they;


2. Pay him the money. Put him in a uniform. Have him be one of the 25 players and NOT play him? Have him sit in the corner of the dugout every night?..........No opinions please. Could they legally do this? Yes or No.


Thanks!




If they aren't going to play him and want to get rid of him it makes no sense to keep him on the roster and take up the roster spot. They can DFA him at any time and are not forced to keep him or any other player in the lineup or on the roster. As long as he gets his full contract money MLBPA can't do squat. They would however fight for his bonus money money.

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8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 8:56AM #14
yankees42
Posts: 94
Bats, I have to disagree with you  regarding this (treating Arod like a disease) and it not causing a bigger problem for the Yankees.

First off the Yankees are foolish to not let Arod play.... What if he has the ability to still got 30+ HR? Yes, that's a long shot but still possible I suppose. Arod may have one of the biggest upsides for our  pathetic offense.

Say we play him, and he stinks it up. Well, then I am with everyone else in benching him. But at that point we can argue he is not healthy. Maybe we can even get insurance to pay for him.

Bottomline the Yankees need to be careful, because although clearly they don't like Arod, he is here. By treating him like dirt speaks negatively toward our team, and we will become an even bigger joke. We need to at least pretend we will love him, and if we find out he stinks we can then dump him more easily. Otherwise it looks like we are just searching for any excuse to get rid of him.
8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 9:18AM #15
JoeGNJ
Posts: 15,926

Jan 27, 2015 -- 8:56AM, yankees42 wrote:

Bats, I have to disagree with you regarding this (treating Arod like a disease) and it not causing a bigger problem for the Yankees. First off the Yankees are foolish to not let Arod play.... What if he has the ability to still got 30+ HR? Yes, that's a long shot but still possible I suppose. Arod may have one of the biggest upsides for our pathetic offense. Say we play him, and he stinks it up. Well, then I am with everyone else in benching him. But at that point we can argue he is not healthy. Maybe we can even get insurance to pay for him. Bottomline the Yankees need to be careful, because although clearly they don't like Arod, he is here. By treating him like dirt speaks negatively toward our team, and we will become an even bigger joke. We need to at least pretend we will love him, and if we find out he stinks we can then dump him more easily. Otherwise it looks like we are just searching for any excuse to get rid of him.



I have to disagree with that. Theres very few fans who feel sympathy at all for a multi cheat and liar. 

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8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 9:48AM #16
diehardma
Posts: 7,509

Jan 27, 2015 -- 1:43AM, Bats wrote:


Jan 26, 2015 -- 10:58PM, diehardma wrote:


The MLBPA will say that the Yankees as part of the contract have to allow Alex to earn the contract that he's signed to.




No, they can't. 


What if Alex is really "shot."  The Yankees are not forced to play him under those terms....generally speaking.




They have to give him a shot though to prove that he is really "shot". 

8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 10:11AM #17
bomberhojoe
Posts: 15,403
I really hope they come up with some way to get rid of Arod.  His presence will make watching the Yankees very difficult for me. I hated the idea of them getting him 10 years ago (wow, is that right) and its gotten worse with each passing season.
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8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 10:37AM #18
YankeeLoon
Posts: 17,903
I'm with you, Bomber. And some of us recall that in 07 I and others were adamantly opposed to re-signing him after his opt out. That was the most divisive this board has ever been.
8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 10:51AM #19
luvdayanks
Posts: 31,506

Jan 27, 2015 -- 10:37AM, YankeeLoon wrote:

I'm with you, Bomber. And some of us recall that in 07 I and others were adamantly opposed to re-signing him after his opt out. That was the most divisive this board has ever been.


 





Hated that opt out signing and CC's too.

8 years ago  ::  Jan 27, 2015 - 11:04AM #20
Paterson
Posts: 8,930

  IMO the Yankee front office wants the A Rod circus. If they did not, they would have designated him. So maybe an arbitrator might have forced them to pay the bonus money due him. That would have only made the Yankees look like the victims...Paying cash rather than soiling the uniform.


  This has been a pretty dull offseason for the franchise. No one is buying a ticket to see Chase Headley scoop ground balls or Chris Capuano toss five innings of three run ball. I suspect that the "Circus" is preferable to being ignored by the media.    

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