In an interview with the Associate Press, Cashman opened up on the slugger being the team’s full-time designated hitter and will have to earn his job on the team. With the exception of Headley, the pinstripes have remained quiet in the winter meetings to spend for new talent and will have time to evaluate A-Rod in three months. If Rodriguez shows signs of any injury and is physically unable to play in spring training, the team will be able to recoup some of their salary for the season, but definitely not close to the large guarantee of $30 million he’s owed.
“I can’t expect Alex to be anything, I’ve got to think the worst and hope for the best. Even before the suspension, he wasn’t the same player at third base on the defensive or offensive side. And that was before the suspension. And now he’s been out of the game for a year. He’s approaching 40 years of age. And just to automatically assume given his circumstances that he’ll be able to plug right in, play third as an everyday guy and hold up and be productive, I think that would be dangerous thinking from my perspective, in the seat I’m sitting in. So given all that circumstance, we look forward to him hopefully solidifying himself as a tremendous DH for us, and if he shows he has retained athleticism, then he can play third as a choice when Joe decides to give Headley a rest. He can compete for Joe’s thought process, whether it’s Prado swinging over or Alex playing third” – Brian Cashman with the Associate Press.
Rudy Gay attacks, elevates and drops the two-handed facial on Serge Ibaka.
Big Sean makes his return The Breakfast Club to sit down with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlemagne Tha God. Big Sean talked about his recent single called I Dont Fuck With You, new girlfriend Ariana Grande, the Detroit Vs. Everybody track, working with Eminem, and his forthcoming album.
Actor and Comedian Chris Rock joins First Take’s Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless to discuss his new movie “Top Five”, the NFL penalizing players using the n-word and more.
David Banner swings by Sway in the Morning to speak his mind. He has a message to our culture and gives us tips and a probable solution.
“How can black people be held accountable for things they do, when they don’t know what they’re doing.” Says Banner. “We don’t know why we hate ourselves. We don’t know why we’re doing what we do.”
Further more, he suggests to have a strong “Knowledge of self” and tells us to “create our own. Distribute our own, and buy our own.” While comparing ourselves to the “White Supremacy.”