The New York Yankees caught a break.
A big one, in fact.
They won’t have to pay Alex Rodriguez in 2014, freeing up much-need money (almost $25 million) to go after other free agents.
Or, perhaps, they’ll make another big splash and land Masahiro Tanaka, the star pitcher every team with money is fawning over.
For those who thought Rodriguez caught a break – the arbitrator trimmed the suspension from 211 games to 162 — I disagree.
When was the last time MLB “won” a ruling against a player? This sure seems like it.
A-Rod was one of 14 players to get suspended last summer.
He was the only one to fight it.
Now, at 38, the third baseman faces a lengthy legal battle that looks like a losing one.
By continuing to fight like a little kid, public opinion will continue to turn against him.
What once looked like a sure-fire Hall of Fame career, now practically is in ruins.
After seeing other players accused or linked of PED use fail in the eyes of Hall voters, there’s little chance A-Rod will gain any traction.
How the mighty have fallen.
And, now, the Yankees have the financial flexibility to rebuild.
– Rick Green