Newly re-upped Empire GM Brian Cashman didn't waste much time stirring up some controversy during the first day of his three-year contract extension. After stating that he didn't know what to expect from serial juicer Alex Rodriguez, Cashman offered this: "I’m open to pursuing third base options." Really? Well, we're sure The Centaur will react nicely to that piece of news. After all, he's going to show up at The Concrete Bunker South next February looking for his $21 million for manning the Empire Hot Corner. Sweet!