Gah! The A-Rod News.

December 3rd, 2012 by Jane Heller

It turns out that our third baseman has morphed into the scarecrow of “Wizard of Oz” fame – made of straw. As everyone knows by now, he’ll be having surgery on a torn labrum in his other hip, as opposed to the one that had gone to straw before. The timeline of all this is bizarre, but then drama is our guy Al’s middle name. Sigh.

So now what? The Yankees have a shortstop recovering from surgery, a third baseman going into surgery, no starting catcher, no starting right fielder and no utility infielder except Nunez – and a general manager whose mandate is to pull back on payroll.

Am I panicking? No. Cashman always manages to find people to fill holes. But I’m spoiled, I admit it. I want him to do more than fill holes….



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6 Responses to “Gah! The A-Rod News.”

  1. Oh come on. The Scarecrow had no brain — that’s Joe Girardi when a starting pitcher approaches 100 pitches. It’s the Tin Man who’s closer to A-Rod: No heart.

  2. Jane Heller says:

    But the Tin Man did have a heart, Michael! (Loved that character and he always makes me cry when he says goodbye to Dorothy – sob.)

  3. Deborah says:

    Jane, I love the Tin Man too, especially when he’s saying goodbye to Dorothy and he tells her tearfully (at which point she whips out the oilcan), “Now I know I have a heart because it’s breaking.”

    But getting back to the Yankees, when you actually list all the positions where we have questionable situations, now I’M starting to panic. Do we have any hopes for a semblance of a decent team next year?

  4. Jane Heller says:

    Oh, Deborah. I got teary just reading that Tin Man line! As for the Yankees, I’m not teary. I don’t think Cashman will let us down. He always finds a way to field a competitive team. That said, he has his hands full.

  5. Diane Anziano says:

    Let’s just call him “Toto” and be done with it. I understand your concerns, Jane – we have a lot of holes to fill. But for some reason I’m not that worried. Cashman always knows what the “to do” list includes and he always gets it done. It may be exciting over the next couple of months to see who will be wearing pinstripes in 2013. WooHoo!!!

  6. Jane Heller says:

    He’s not Toto, Diane. And he’s not the Wicked Witch either. But I do love talking about the “Wizard” because it’s one of my all-time fave movies. I keep reading that Cashman has talked to Youkilis’ agent. He talks to all the agents, but if that one happened it would be very entertaining.