Saturday, January 27, 2018


And you know what? It's something to think about. 

Photo: David Grogan/CNBC
And maybe, just maybe it was brought up because it hits home for someone like Alex Rodriguez.  Bottom line... when he said what he "pressure" for the Yankees with a guy like Giancarlo Stanton in the lineup now, it was eerie, because he sounded like he was talking about the Yanks when he was there. 

Check this out. It's brought to you by the great Pete Caldera of the Bergen Record...

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"...once the Yankees obtained slugger Giancarlo Stanton from the Marlins last month, the transformation from likeable overachievers back to Evil Empire status was complete.

“The question is, what does that do to a clubhouse?’’ A-Rod asked on a Friday conference call with reporters to promote his new role as analyst on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball.

Funny he should ask.

A-Rod’s enormous presence was a key question heading into 2004, when he joined Derek Jeter’s Yankees – though he shifted to third base to accommodate the Captain. It was still Jeter’s team, but A-Rod’s seemingly daily drama was a running theme, eventually leading to two major steroids scandals amid other assorted controversies.

(Photo: Matthew Emmons, USA TODAY Sports)
And the Yankees, winners of four world championships and six pennants in the eight seasons before A-Rod’s arrival, wouldn’t get to another World Series until 2009, when Rodriguez played a key role in their title."

Now look, it's a much different team and Stanton is a different player of sorts... but it rings very similar in a lot of ways.  We don't know what will happen.  We don't know if it will be easy for the Yanks this season.

One thing you have to give to ARod... when it comes to baseball analysis, he really does have his finger on the pulse. It's his second coming and it's refreshing because like him or hate him, he tells it like it is.

Just a nugget for your Saturday morning. Something to think about.

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