So the Alex Rodriguez saga continues, but no one can seem to find him?
Well according Bill Maddon of the New York Daily News :
“The latest word on Alex Rodriguez, wherever he is, is that he’s scared. Not scared because of all these revelations about his involvement with an associate named Tony Bosch, an alleged dispenser of HGH and testosterone creams in South Florida, who has also gone underground. But afraid that all these damaging stories might be part of some sort of conspiracy by greater powers (MLB? The Yankees?) to torpedo his career once and for all.”
This theory comes as no shocker, as I alluded to this idea a week ago in Are the New York Yankees justifying their own agenda regarding Alex Rodriguez
It is no big secret that the Yankees owe A-rod $114 million over the next five seasons, and you can be sure that penny-pinching Hal Steinbrenner is sweating at night because of it.
The Yankee brass would love to weasel their way out of A-rod’s contract without having to pay the money.
The probability of this happening is zero because fact is the Yankees would have already been rid of A-rod if it were.
So what is the next best thing?
The only logical, last-ditch effort would be to get A-rod to leave New York on his own accord. The Yankees could make him feel so unwanted with the hopes of driving him out-of-town.
I got suspicious of the Yankees involvement after reading the countless articles over the last week stating that the Yankees were doing their due diligence to figure out a way to get rid of A-rod and the $114 million still owed to him.
And the odds are this can be done.
- New York sports fans are not exactly shy about their feelings, and the majority of Yankee fans already hate A-rod so adding more fuel to that fire doesn’t hurt. Add throwing hot dogs and beers to the entire Stadium booing wouldn’t make me want to stay.
- Yankees are well aware of A-rod’s insecurities and not backing him could mentally scar him to the point of having no choice but to leave.
Just to be clear, I do not believe the relationship between Anthony Bosch, the alleged dispenser of HGH in South Florida, and A-rod was concocted out of thin air by the Yankees or some baseball “higher powers.” But I do believe the Yankees could very well be responsible for exploiting the story.
Regardless, both A-rod and Bosch have vehemently denied, via their reps, that the handwritten documents shown in the MNT article that links A-rod to over 19 types of banned substances to be completely fictitious. My guess would be that considering A-rod’s torrid history, the story will entail something along the lines of the two men crossing paths in Miami at some point but that is it.
Still, the Yankees complete lack of support for A-rod seemed very odd to me from the get-go. There was no retraction from the team about all the media outlets claiming the organization was scrambling to find a way to get A-rod out of the Bronx for good without paying him.
Normally, amid of controversy, the Yankee organization would back one of their own guys with a public statement until they are presented with factual evidence on the contrary. So what not this time?
The bottom line here is that A-rod is still a New York Yankee. The organization made sure of this when they gave A-rod a 10-year contract back in 2007 so to abandon him now for their own selfish agenda is just classless.
So I don’t blame A-rod for feeling duped by the Yankees, but he has to be truly innocent first and that is still TBD. Thou his silence is a tad suspicious.
“If I were to remain silent, I’d be guilty of complicity.”- Albert Einstein