A-Rod on the mend

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As Alex Rodriguez preens for the mirror works his way back from hip surgery, news from Colorado has been quiet. Today, in his Under the Knife column, Will Carroll chimes in with an update. “Alex Rodriguez,” the BP scribe writes, “is ‘well ahead’ of his rehab schedule.” While Carroll provides no further information than that, I would expect to see A-Rod return to the Yanks sometime around mid-to-late April, just in time for Selena Roberts’ tell-all to hit bookstores around the country.

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  • Expired Milk

    Getting Boli back anytime in April would be just plain great. I can live with Ransom for a month at 3B and batting 8th.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    ”As Alex Rodriguez preens for the mirror works his way back from hip surgery…”

    It all makes sense now: he wasn’t being a narcissistic homoerotic egotist, he was just following his doctor’s proscribed alternative holistic medicine rehab program.

    “Alex, I want you to stare in the mirror at least one hour each day, visualizing yourself being healthy and cleansing your shakras and centering your chi.”

    Who else besides a selfless gamer of a teammate would be so committed to getting back on the field that he’d seek out a shaman mystic’s unconventional healing techniques, even at the risk of potential public embarrassment, and only consent to a magazine interview as long as they didn’t interrupt his rehab schedule?

    Nails Krzyzewski, I salute you.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    As I said in the chat, ARod going on the 15-day DL rather than the 60-day one (which appears likely now) means that Berroa being added to the 40-man requires a DFA. Which is probably Giese.

    So, if Tomko is going north with the team as the 7th man in the pen and the 25th man on the active roster, that requires a second DFA besides Giese. Would we actually DFA somebody else (like Hacker, Miranda, Melky, or SteJax) to make room for Tomko, or would we instead make one of Robertson/Albaladejo/Aceves the 7th man in the pen and allow Tomko to go elsewhere when he refuses a minor league assignment?

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Depends on what Cash values more. I would say choose one of Robertson/Albie/Aceves, rather than lose one of the other guys on the 40. It’s freakin Brett Tomko, he’s been in the big leagues long enough for everyone to know what he is. A middling 5th starter/mop up man. Not worth sacrificing anyone with almost any upside.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Probably right.

        I guess the question is really, how good is Eric Hacker?

        (Provided we’re all in agreement that Hacker’s the 39th best player currently on our 40-man and hence, next in line after Giese to be DFA’d. I could be assuming too much and jumping the gun here; please correct me if I’m doing so.)

        • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

          The only thing I know about Hacker is that Jorge (amongst others) was impressed by him. That said, Jorge Posada is also impressed with what happens when you pee on your own hands so…yeah.

        • A.D.

          Hacker seems like a “nice to have”, but not a “no way we can’t dfa this guy”

          Realistically its Hacker vs Tomko…and no matter how good a spring he’s had, we know that Brett Tomko isn’t that good.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          I would agree, I don’t think Hacker’s spectacular, but he definitely has some potential. For a average to above average major league player you DFA him in a second. Tomko is neither of those.

        • radnom

          Chance that Tomko is on the rostor on September 1 : 0%

          Just DFA him, put Robertson in the pen.

  • Dustin

    He’ll probably be ready to come back right before the Yankees head to Fenway for the first time this season. It’ll be interesting to see if the Yankees want to expose him to that environment right away

    • steve (different one)

      he makes like $200K per game. if he is healthy, he’ll be playing.

  • kSturnz

    is it just me, or are we going to dominate this year? fohget abahht it

  • http://newstadiuminsider.com Ross

    I hear that HGH helps guys bounce back from injuries…

    I kid, I kid.

  • GG

    A-Rod’s a G, He’ll be back for the home opener…I hope that is.

  • Will F.

    Glad to report from Vail that Arod has been off the grid and out of the main bars. He has not been partying (still socializing) and rehabbing in our fine community. I will let you know if he gets out of line. He seems focused and trying to avert attention. These are good things. all other reports have been complimentary. He may be a tad socially awkward from what I understand. (understandably so) However the arrogance and selfishness that is so often portrayed in the press does not seem to apply here. I will let you know if it changes. But I have had nothing less than good reports from the communitty.

    P.S I was not an Arod fan to date!

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