Jan
25

Cashman: A-Rod could miss entire 2013 season

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This isn’t all that surprising, but during a recent radio interview Brian Cashman said it’s possible Alex Rodriguez won’t play at all this coming season due to his left hip surgery. “Yeah, I think because (of) the serious nature of the surgery and the condition that he’s trying to recover from, you know, there is that chance,” said the GM. A-Rod had his surgery last week and is expected to be out until the All-Star break, so of course there’s a chance he could miss the entire season. He could have a setback(s), rehab could take longer than expected, all sorts of stuff could happen to delay his return. Cashman isn’t telling us anything we don’t know here.

Categories : Asides, Injuries
  • Reggie44

    Finally good news no a-rod

    • dalelama

      The Dalelama predicted this one. This guy is a human piece of garbage content to suck his $28M out of our beloved franchise as his drags it down.

      • jjyank

        A-Rod plays for the Mets?

      • WhittakerWalt

        I’m shocked this trolling Mets fan only managed to make it a the #2 comment. You’re slipping, lama!

        • dalelama

          Not a Mets fan….ask me a Yankee history question you would realize only a hardcore Yankee fan would know.

          • Havok9120

            Or, you know, internet.

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            What number did Roger Repoz wear?

            If you take more than a minute to answer, I’m guessing you looked it up.

            • dalelama

              I have no idea what his number was but I remember he did replace Horace Clarke on the roster.

              • Sweet Dick Willie

                You mis-remembered.

                He was before Horace’s time, although they may have played together in ’65.

                • dalelama

                  No, I am pretty sure when they called Repoz up they made room on the roster by sending Clarke down. That is how I remember it.

                  • WhittakerWalt

                    Yankees fans don’t call him “Aroid” but you do. So either you’re a secret Mets fan, or a total disgrace of a Yankees fan. It’s up to you.

                    • dalelama

                      I don’t accept your limited range of thought.

                    • Get Phelps Up

                      It’s broader than yours which is basically just “Aroid sucks it’s 1965 all over again.”

            • trr

              6

              • http://riveraveblues george grossi

                Repoz actually replaced Mantle in his last game , at Fenway, at first base , when Mickey got hurt .

            • tommydee

              I saw him caddy the Mick, and I want to say 26 or 28. And I didn’t look, just recalling my memories at age 6.

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

        … you didn’t predict anything. Nothing happened yet.

        • dalelama

          Ok, just acknowledge my predictive abilities in October.

          • Get Phelps Up

            We’ll acknowledge that they were wrong.

            • dalelama

              I guess time will tell.

          • Yankonymous

            Real question is, did you predict before or after the Youkilis for $12 mil signing?

            Not too special if you said it after…

            • dalelama

              As one has nothing to do with the other I can’t remember.

    • Ryan

      Yes, now we can pay him $28 million to do nothing.

      • dalelama

        Like we did this post season…LOL

        • WhittakerWalt

          Correction: your Mets didn’t make the postseason.

      • All Praise Be To Mo

        You mean the insurance company can pay him $28 million to do nothing if he sits out all year?

        • YankeesJunkie

          Hopefully, but 28 million is still on the payroll regardless of insurance and that is 15% of “cap space”

    • jjyank

      Erm, no.

  • Gonzo

    This was always a possibility. I just cringe of the thought of seeing Youkilis dripping sweat every time at bat. So sad.

    • Barry

      The Youk will be the greatest 3B since Scott Brosius. Seriously though whats the beef with the Youk-machine? I always loved to hate him, now I can love him (hopefully).

    • Herby

      Yes, but now it’s Yankee sweat…learn to love it.

      • Barry

        After he comes in 3rd in the MVP voting; behind CC and Cano, he’ll drink it.

  • Sam

    Insurance $.

  • LK

    Theoretically speaking, before the season starts I think everyone could miss the entire season.

    • Gonzo

      It almost happened in the NHL this year.

      • LK

        Plus bubonic plague could break out in Spring training. They’d end up with a downgrade everywhere but catcher.

        • Gonzo

          What if the zombie apocalypse takes place one week before opening day. That would suck.

          • LK

            A-Rod’s hip would be the LEAST of our worries.

            • Gonzo

              I know losing the season would SUCK.

              What if A-Rod’s hip was the source of the zombie apocalypse? Like he is patient zero and Napoli is the first victim?

        • Herby

          This catcher whining is getting so old, it’s like losing Russell Martin was the worst thing to happen since Munson’s plane went down. By next year it’s going to be, Russell who?

          • LK

            It’s not so much losing Martin as it is what they replaced him with.

          • WhittakerWalt

            Two things:

            1. Russell wasn’t as bad as all that. He suffered from terrible BABIP luck. And he had great power numbers and played good defense.
            2. We’ll be lucky to get get 5 homers out of the catcher position this year.

            I think it’s worth “whining” about.

            • Herby

              but it goes on and on and on and…learn to live with it, and see what the season brings. Remember as well the team you leave spring training with never looks like the team you end the season with.

            • Havok9120

              I’m not so much tired of the “whining” (I wouldn’t characterize it as that, either) about it as I am the people who spent most of last season and off season absolutely SMASHING Martin because he was “a zero with the bat,” and are now acting as if letting him go is a travesty.

              • Herby

                I’m just curious to see what it turns out to be, and I really don’t think it’ll be as bad as many are predicting it to be. The team has certainly lived with worse. I’m also sure there will be a suitable replacement at the trade deadline, and I don’t think the team will be so far out of it that the catching situation will be a make or break situation for the team.
                As you were saying though the travesty crew certainly is an interesting lot, who knows we can always trade for perennial GG candidate Jesus Montero, who I actually think is going to have a pretty good year.

              • WhittakerWalt

                Russell was frustrating to watch at times, but I defended him more than most. I was always reminding people that he’d made the AS team just the year before, and that he was hitting into a lot of bad luck. And I was in favor of re-signing him. Especially when it’s not like he signed for a king’s ransom with the Pirates. And we didn’t exactly have Johnny Bench toiling away in the minors.

            • trr

              Martin was a terrible hitter; he had many lousy at bats you rarely see from a major leaguer, i.e. weak ground balls to the pitcher, soft pop-ups to 1B. Having said that, he’s Johnny bleeping Bench compared to what we have now

              • Herby

                Now that’s got to be the overstatement of the offseason. I think Johnny just shit himself.

          • jesse

            Doubt it’ll be “Russell who?” after next year. But I hope it’ll be “Russell who?” if/when Gary Sanchez makes the bigs.

  • Rick

    If he sits out the whole year, the team can start collecting on the insurance on his contract right?

    • Gonzo

      I’m not sure, but I think they can collect only the years after the year missed. So collect on a missed 2014 season not a missed 2013 season. I think.

      • toad

        Are you saying there’s a one-season deductible?

    • Blake

      Sure but doesn’t really help the payroll any….he still counts 100% towards the luxury tax. Any insurance money goes right in Hals pocket

  • DJ

    Cashman usually tells us something that we already know. Not much new news…

  • Dixon Hurbut

    Who comes back first, Arod or Pavano?

    • Herby

      Arod, Pavano’s spleen will lead to an infected toenail, which will lead to blood poisoning that will travel to his other foot, infect his small toe, and needing it to be amputated.

      • Captain’s Gift Basket

        HAHA I laughed.

        So, Good ol’ Pavano is a patient of Dr. House at Princeton Plaisnboro (or something like that)?

    • Gonzo

      Bellbottoms?

    • MannyGeee

      I cast my vote for ARod, then Jamie Moyer, then Roger Clemens, then Barry Bonds, THEN Pavano…

      • Barry

        I would still give the rocket a 1yr deal. FTW

  • Herby

    He only said it was a possibility, not that it was going to happen. With the nature of the injury it was always a possibility. No news here, just covering the bases.

    • dalelama

      Believe me this bum is going to milk this for all he can.

      • DC

        So will you.

        • dalelama

          I wish……….

        • Herby

          he’s probably dancing over the situation.

          • dalelama

            Not really, Aroid like Swisher and Tex is a nice player to have during the regular season.

            • Get Phelps Up

              You already have David Wright.

            • WhittakerWalt

              Another mention of “Aroid!”

              METS FAN

      • WhittakerWalt

        You have no fucking clue what kind of recovery process he has to go through. And who are you to question his work ethic? The guy wants to play. Just because your Mets suck doesn’t mean you have to come in here and take potshots at the easiest target.

  • Gonzo

    What would be worse? A-Rod missing the entire year or having him and everyone else say that he is in the best shape of his life in 2014 because he missed 2013? His body is finally healed and 100%, restorative rest…

    • dalelama

      I think your posited alternatives aren’t really a choice because I think you are inferring one would lead to another.

      • Gonzo

        I know. I’m asking which would be worse. I’m not saying that there is no relationship between the two.

        • dalelama

          But as they are intertwined there is no “what” choice.

          • Gonzo

            I’m not asking someone to choose. I’m asking someone to tell me which would be worse.

          • Gonzo

            For example, what sucks more the car accident or the insurance rate increase afterwards? I’m not asking someone to choose between the rate increase or the accident. I’m asking someone which sucked worse.

            I’m sure I would get different answers based on the rate increase and severity of the accident. Not to mention personal information like income.

            This is kinda moot as my post was really meant as an attempt at humor.

            • dalelama

              Sorry I missed it.

              • Gonzo

                It happens.

                Do you see that I wasn’t asking someone to choose between one or the other?

                • dalelama

                  To be frank not really because in your analogy both outcomes are bad which is not the case with the joke.

                  • Gonzo

                    I get you don’t get the joke. That’s perfectly fine. I’m not Louis CK.

                    Do you get that what I wrote is logically sound. One can choose which experience is worse even if one is reliant on the other.

                    • dalelama

                      That last response was just answering your question, as is this one, so please don’t take them as criticism. To be honest I still am not sure if the second sentence (which contains the “or”) is logically sound because the second outcome is being caused by the first so you can’t have one without the other as the “because he missed 2013″ reinforces.

                      Perhaps someone else more schooled in philosophy could render a verdict

                    • Gonzo

                      No problem. I think it’s logically sound. I was a minor in Philosophy by the way. Not that it means anything

                      Does this make sense to you?

                      …what sucks more the car accident or the insurance rate increase afterwards?

                      If so does the meaning that much different if I say, what sucks more the car accident or the insurance rate increase afterwards because of the car accident?

                      I think you are being too persnickety on a baseball blog. Not a criticism just my opinion.

            • Klemy

              With AllState’s accident forgiveness…

          • nsalem

            If you were around in the 60’s you would be denigrating Mantle for his bad legs and blaming him for the Yankee decline. If you were around in the 30’s you would be blasting Gehrig for having ALS.

  • WoknRoll

    Had a feeling this might be the case so I sold all my stock in Rroyd’s of London.

  • Gonzo

    Just saw the ad for YES on the right. The one for Yankee Magazine with Joba giving a tour of NE. At first glance, I thought it was an ad for the homeless.

    Gotta get my eyes checked.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Pretty sure there are more homeless in NYC than NE…and we don’t get stopped and frisk and will enjoy our 40 oz big gulps.

      #Elitist Nebraskan thread

      • Gonzo

        BOOM! John Rocker style!

        • YankeesJunkie

          Pretty sure I would have add some racism to be John Rocker style.

          • Gonzo

            Probably some homophobia too. BTW, my comment was about Joba’s appearance not NE.

            • YankeesJunkie

              Ahh…okay my bad.

              • Gonzo

                Just look at his face. :)

  • Anthony

    I don’t notice much when I’m running on the treadmill with ESPN on, but this caught me eye immediately. What happens if we lose Youk? Adams? Nuney?

    • Herby

      I played 3rd in a over 30 league.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Adams is more of a second baseman so it would be a tough transition to 3B, but he is one of the more underrated prospects offensively, though I don’t know how his defensive capabilities are.

      • Anthony

        Right, I know that. If I recall correctly there was some mentioning either by Mike or a commenter a month or so ago suggesting he could be moved there in an emergency. No doubt it’d be a tough transition.

        • YankeesJunkie

          David Adams intrigues me and thinks if he could not be a SS or 3B replacement because he is a quietly good player and at least offensively has shown more than Nunez.

  • Eddard: Back and better than never

    Money well spent. Good work, Hank. Why couldn’t that penny pincher Hal have reigned him in 5 years ago? Now we’re stuck with the worst contract in sports history.

    • MannyGeee

      Wow… Your memory of distant history (like 5 years ago) is….

      Well, it’s #EddardWorld. where Cashman does ALL the bad deals (not just the Yankee ones either. Cashman put on a mustachio and signed Vernon Wells to a McFortune, then changed his hat and signed Barry Zito), and the good players come to us by Immaculate Conception.

      • Captain’s Gift Basket

        Well i agree, but the guy never mentionated Cash in his comment.

        Not that he is right though, Hal is “penny pinching” ’cause of the whole 189 thing, and back in 07 there was none of that.

    • YankeesJunkie

      Everyone forgets A-Rod came off yet another beastly year in 2007, top three in his career, and then injuries got him which may or may or not be related to steroids. Honestly, 96-08 may be one of the greatest most consistent great in baseball history.

      • dalelama

        Regular season absolutely………….

        • WhittakerWalt

          Because 2009 doesn’t exist in dalelama world.

          • Get Phelps Up

            Dalelama’s argument for 2009 is that Matsui and Damon did all the work to get him a ring.

        • YankeesJunkie

          Yankees don’t win the WS in 09′ without A-Rod…

          • WhittakerWalt

            dalelama’s favorite 3rd baseman is, of course, Ray Knight.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Seriously, I don’t see any big deal here. This seems like a non story that was all riled up because it was A-Rod. I still expect him back by the All Star break.

    • Herby

      That’s pretty much my expectations as well. I really don’t see much of a change in what he was saying other than it was a possibility. To me this is just another off season we need something to write about rattle the cages story.

  • trr

    hate to say I told you so, but….
    it says here he never plays again.
    lucky for him, he can still make it to the bank to Cashman his checks…

    • RetroRob

      I’ll take the bet. How much you want to wager?

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, I’m with RR, what’s the bet?

  • RetroRob

    I heard the Cashman interview as I was driving, and as the interviewer was asked the question if there was the possibility that A-Rod could miss the entire season, I knew that Cashman would answer the question honestly (yes, there is a chance he could miss the entire season), and that there would be elements of the media who would try and make his non-statement a news story. Nothing said here we don’t know. The talking head could have just as easily asked if there was a chance A-Rod would be back by mid-May or was there a chance that A-Rod would never play another baseball game ever. All were possible.

    • dalelama

      But there is no chance he will be back by mid-May.

  • Horizonal Pinstripe

    Speaking of Say Hey Ray Knight – I once was at Shea when Knight was at third and I believe the SS was Rafael Santana. Ground ball to short – Santana does an Ole an the ball goes into left center allowing a couple of runs to score. Ray actually tosses his glove about 20 feet into the air out of frustration DURING the play. I couldn’t believe the lttle league reaction of his, but it cracks me up to this day.