Should the Yankees Still Cut A-Rod If Tomorrow's Game is Rained Out?
Oh boy. As if this week has not been drama-filled enough for the Yankees, the weather could further add to this soap opera. With the chance of weather in tomorrow night's game at Yankee Stadium against the Rays, the Yankees may be faced with their final A-Rod dilemma.
Earlier this week, Joe Girardi came out and said "my job descrpiton does not entail a farewell tour for Alex Rodriguez." To which I completely agree with. People want to say there is a lack of respect for not playing him, but you have to remember this team is just 5 games back in the loss column from a playoff spot. I'm not saying they're making the playoffs, but I've defintiely seen crazier things happen. Plus this team owes Alex Rodriguez NOTHING. This is a guy that cheated twice and lied about it twice, then proceeded to sue the player's association, and team doctors. Not that you forgot but A-Rod is still collecting his $27 million dollar paycheck for being an adviser. I'm not expert on MLB advisers but I'm guessing that makes him the highest paid one, like ever. Now the media is adding to the drama by asking the hard-hitting questions. Hear what A-Rod had to say about Joe Girardi's relationship with him here.
So what happens tomorrow if the game gets rained out, and A-Rods goodbye never happens? I think we all should know the answer to that question. If the game is postponed tomorrow, there will be no Saturday for A-Rod, and that will be that. This team is trying to win games, and they had a nice win last night in Fenway where their 23-year old top prospect Gary Sanchez went 4 for 5 with a MOONSHOT.
The bottom line is that the Yankees are moving forward from the 12-year roller coaster ride that was Alex Rodriguez's tenure with the team. Aaron Judge just belted his 18th home run of the season last night in triple-A ball, and the 21-year old Clint Frazier is already putting balls to the moon. They have the young tools to win in the near future, and the extent of Alex's involvement will be as a mentor to those guys - which not to discount his steroid use, will be a beneficial mentor for those young kids.
So to answer your question, Alex Rodriguez's Yankee career will end by the end of the night tomorrow, rain or shine.