In response to Hetchinspete's comment:
In response to BosoxJoe5's comment:
This is a major blow, especially with Youk being out 10-12 weeks. The Yankees need ARod but he and the GM can't stay out of a pissing match.
Arod will never play another meaninful game in a Yankee uniform. He just want to get in the lineup according to a few articles so he can collect on the balance of his overblown contract. Someday the idiots in MLB will figure out the money they shell out on these long term contracts is just way too risky. I'm sure that some long term deals can work out, possibly shorter 3-5 year deal but the 10 year deal to Pujols at 30 years old, Arods deal were just plain idiotic moves.
I like the approach the Sox front office is using now, honing talent in the minors to stock the parent club with shorter term deals to fill in immediate needs. Signing socalled superstars is wonderful for 3+ years but deals much longer as we've seen can and will eventually strangle a club finncially.
It would be interesting to see if anyone has ever kept track of long term deal, 5+ years to see how many actually work out and how many fail miserably. Below is the link to a good article on this subjet from Bleacher Report. Although the article misses the boat on a few players it brings to light many deals that have not worked out.
that makes no sense
other than getting suspended arod gets his money hurt or not
besides, other than getting suspended, it's hard to imagine that he doesn't want to play