As Alex Rodriquez ramps up his public pi**ing match with the Yankees, the Mets bullpen continues to torture Matt Harvey and Met fans.
Not too many people really thought this was going to be a banner year in the Bronx or Flushing by the Bay, but it has certainly been entertaining as far as melodrama and wackiness goes. In this morning’s NEWSDAY, Brian cashman the Yankees cerebral general manager (and someone I admire quite a bit in the baseball business) called A-Rod a “liar”, and said that his allegations of medical treatment are in a word, “false”. This after a week in which A-Rod blasted the Yankees and baseball for what he characterized as a conspiracy to keep him from playing and also to keep him from cashing his HUGE paychecks. Personally I think both sides are full of the proverbial manure, but I do think the public lynching of Rodriquez is way way over the top. He did something that many of contemporaries did. Was he wrong? Sure. Has it become a little silly at this point? In this man’s opinion…yes!
Over on the south side of town, The Mets continue to drive their fans insane with the sort of meltdown baseball they have been treating New York to for the last 2 or 3 seasons. Sure there are go things to look forward to, and yes they are not quite as horrible as some expected but wow…c’mon already! Matt Harver pitched another solid game and they blew it. I was watching the post game and here was the standup young man…explaining why it was his fault they lost and how he could have done more. Admirable on his part but nowhere near the truth of the matter. If the Mets expect to regain any legitimacy in this town they better get off their financial asses and spend some cash in 2014 or Citifield will make Tombstone Arizona look like a teaming metropolis! They need professional hitters in the outfield…they need solid middle relief and they need depth on the bench. Time to earn your money Sandy Alderson.
Heading back up the Cross Island we find a Yankee team that is OLD…TIRED and HURTIN”. Mo will be gone soon. Joba looks more like the Hut than the guy who was blowing away hitters a few seasons ago. Jeter, ever the class act and leader, just ain’t got it anymore. His injuries are bringing him down. Even if he can play his days at short are behind him. CC Sabathia looks like a very overweight
shadow of himself and A-Rod? He’ll be banished and when he returns in 2015 at age 40, (if he returns) it’s anybody’s guess what he’ll be. Brian Cashman meet Sandy Alderson.
It’s gonna be an interesting off season.
- MLB, A-Rod’s lawyer could waive confidentiality (newsday.com)
- Brian Cashman fires back at Alex Rodriguez’s camp, and A-Rod responds (newsday.com)
- Alex Rodriquez…Big Money, Drugs and the Politics of Baseball (joerefanosbigmouth.com)
- Lupica: Stop crying! If A-Rod really is victim he should sue everybody (nydailynews.com)
- Looking at the NY METS 2013 Season at the Halfway Point (joerefanosbigmouth.com)
- Selig says he did the right thing with A-Rod (sacbee.com)