NEW YORK -- When the idea of offering Alex Rodriguez a position as a "special adviser" -- meant to soften the blow of giving one of the game's all-time greatest players his outright release -- was floated by New York Yankees assistant GM Jean Afterman, it drew a distinct reaction from her boss.
"I thought it was f---ing crazy,'' Brian Cashman said. "He ain't taking no coaching job.''
Cashman's skepticism was shared by manager Joe Girardi.
And there are members of the Yankees' baseball hierarchy who believe he can be a valuable spring instructor. "He would be less like Reggie and more like Matsui," said a team source who is not a fan of Jackson's skills as a talent evaluator. "Matsui is perfect. He has a great eye and great insights, but he's almost too respectful. He never wants to step on the coaches' toes. I don't think Alex will have that problem."
"If the commissioner saw his at bat, Colon, he'd put in the DH into the NL tomorrow!" -hyuk hyuk Giants announcers.
Richter wrote: »
I know ESPN always does this but I'm surprised the Little League World Series is still on television. Who actually watches this?
jimmy1200 wrote: »
pertho attacked me first, saying i get all my life tips from 106th and park.
WTF-AKUMA-HAX wrote: »
Billy Butler put on the CONCUSSION disabled list, by Danny Valencia's Fists
That has to be the one guy in the whole locker room not to mess with.
Geese Pants wrote: »
Man.............these Cubs............is it THE YEAR!?!?!
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