I FEEL the Yankees did the right thing with Alex Rodriguez and Alex Rodriguez did the suitable thing for the remaining of his life when they parted amicably ultimate August.
But this is something i’ve been thinking about lately: What if the two sides agreed that he was getting paid in 2018 anyway, the final year of his agreement; that in place of pass into retirement, he could get his frame as wholesome as possible and work at becoming adept to start with base. Might he have been a greater righty insurance coverage this yr for the lefty Greg Fowl than Chris Carter, Tyler Austin, Rob Refsnyder and now Garrett Cooper?
It Is all pipe dream, and with the scale of his celebrity and personality, possibly Rodriguez may have been a deterrent to the rebuild in a way – though he used to be all the time good with young gamers. Moreover, Rodriguez might have had even less left than Carter. Additionally, A-Rod’s publish-baseball life has long past pretty well for him. but it is a captivating what-if.
Perhaps they should get him out of retirement for Bartolo Colon’s debut Tuesday night time for the Twins. First, A-Rod is 2-plus years more youthful than Colon. 2Nd, in his occupation, Rodriguez was once 23-for-FIFTY SIX (.411) off Colon with seven doubles, one triple and eight homers – including a three-homer recreation in 2006. To be fair, the final they faced each other, in 2012, Rodriguez used to be simply 1-for-6 off Colon.
Nationals going all-in
CINCINNATI — looking to give a boost to a bullpen that has blown…
The Nationals received the relaxation assist they desperately needed Sunday, landing Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the A’s.
there is an expectation inside the industry that no staff will be more competitive among now and the July 31 non-waiver business time limit than the Astros, particularly in looking to find a high quality starter, plus a lefty reliever and maybe a left fielder.
What do the Nats and Astros have in commonplace? Neither franchise has received the world Collection – and as the Expos or Nationals, that organization hasn’t ever even received a pennant. Take Into Account That one large part that compelled the Cubs to give up Gleyber Torres last July for Aroldis Chapman was once that they’d long gone identify-much less for the reason that 1918, and the Indians gave up Clint Frazier/Justus Sheffield for Andrew Miller, partly, as a result of they had now not won given that 1948.
The absence of jewelry is once more a motivator this year with the Nats, Astros, Indians and Dodgers (a whole bunch cash spent, no identify on account that 1988). The Mariners have gone the longest without making the playoffs (2001), so that they will not give up at the season easily. The Rockies haven’t been to the playoffs because 2009 and have by no means received a title. i believe you will even see aggression from the small-marketplace – but identify-much less – Rays.