Saturday, January 11, 2014

A-Rod '100% Certain' At NYY Spring Training

Not only is Alex Rodriguez fighting his 162-game suspension in federal court, flunkies in his camp now say he is "100% certain" to attend New York Yankee Spring Training in Tampa. Typically, The Centaur needs to have all the attention on him and he would certainly bring a circus atmosphere to Spring Training. The Yankees are counting on saving around $25 million this year based on this suspension—money that could assure them of staying under the $189 million luxury tax threshold or sign Masahiro Tanaka (and probably Stephen Drew and Matt Garza). But if A-Rod strings this out in federal court and shows up at Spring Training, the A-Distraction Era will continue. Why can't this bozo just go away?