Re: I predict Aceves will be gone...
posted at 9/14/2012 2:41 PM EDT
In response to pinstripezac's comment:
In response to michaelsjr's comment:
I searched high and low for the Cafardo/Abraham article making reference to Aceves' known behavior issues prior to coming to Boston but since I am not a subscriber cannot access the archives to find it again. Also looked back for my own post made at the time because pretty sure I included the link to the article, but can't find my own posts prior to forum change. I distinctly remember reading the article and wondering if the change to Boston might be what he needed to lose the attitude.
The following is NOT an article..it is just a blog post on sports board I ran across during my search for the article.
Nothing in Boston corrupted Aceves.
Apparently he was always this guy, and thatâÂÂs why the Yankees let him go. The only difference between New York and Boston is that the Yankees keep things in house, off the field, and out of the media. Boston has just been a circus all year.
It wasnâÂÂt AcevesâÂÂ injury that caused the Yankees not to renew him. Lord knows the Yankees have carried and are carrying a lot of injured players that they think can still play. They let Aceves go for the same reason that they let Melky go- huge attitude problem/ pain in the a--. ThatâÂÂs it in a nutshell.
you might be right michaeljr
I wished you still had that link
maybe like you said
it is about the yanks being better at keeping their dirty laundry hidden
but I can't get past the part that they offered or said they would
offer him a minor league contract
cashmen took a lot of heat for not resigning him
why keep mum at that point
at least leak something about him
gawd knows sox would ;-)
Just for clarification as to the real reason the Yankees were not interested in offering Aceves a legitimate contract during the 2010 offseason. During that season, Aceves made 10 appearances, was 3 and 0 with a 3.00 ERA and ironically his last win in pinstripes was against the Red Sox at Fenway on May 8, 2010.
He then went on the DL and never pitched another inning. Brian Cashman felt that Aceves did not try to get healthy and should have been back on the team in a reasonable and realistic amount of time given his injury. Aceves ignored him and the training regimen the Yankees had for his injury. In one short sentence "he was lazy." When he became a free agent, the Yankee GM had no use for him because of his apathy and attitude concerning getting back on the diamond. This was widely reported in the New York media during the winter of 2010.