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Brian Cashman: “We’re not trading Alex Rodriguez”

Nov 8, 2012, 12:16 PM EDT

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Every couple weeks now Yankees general manager Brian Cashman reiterates that he has no plans to trade Alex Rodriguez.

Cashman did so again yesterday, telling the assembled media at the GM meetings:

I’ve already been on record right after the postseason, we’re not trading Alex. So hopefully the Alex stuff stops. I’m reiterating, we’re not trading Alex Rodriguez. I’ve talked to every team in baseball, I have not offered Alex in any trade, and you’ll be able to confirm that with them.

Cashman went on to say that no teams even contacted the Yankees about Rodriguez because “they probably read my comments.”

Until next time, this has been “Brian Cashman denies the Yankees are trying to trade Alex Rodriguez” on NBC!

  1. serbingood - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:28 PM

    “reiterates that he has no plans to trade Alex Rodriguez”.
    In English that means:
    A. He tried, no takers
    B. Deal done. Waiting for best Friday to make the news dump
    C. Alex starting at AA will become a killer middle innings relief pitcher.
    D. At present rates of injuries, we only will have him 40% of the season anyway
    E. He is in the Best Shape of his Life and will be totally awesome in 2013 Dude!

    • Caught Looking - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:32 PM

      F. Cashman is unwilling to eat the amount of money it would take to interest other teams.

  2. number42is1 - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:30 PM

    a collective “AWWWWW FUCK!” just went through the NY metro area

  3. pisano - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:36 PM

    Correction on the headline, “No other team is a stupid as we are, so we’re stuck with Arod”

  4. contrarianjon - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:37 PM

    We are giving him away

  5. number42is1 - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:39 PM

    But wait… if you call in the next 30 minutes we will throw in…..

  6. barroomhero80 - Nov 8, 2012 at 12:43 PM

    Who the hell would want the douche

    • ptfu - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:06 PM

      A-Rod was a 2 WAR player over the 122 games he played last season.

      Eight teams got less than 2 WAR out of their third basemen over 162 games.

      Yes, he’s old/fragile/declining, and yes, he’s owed an unbelievable amount of money. That said, in the short term, in terms of on-field performance, A-Rod would be an upgrade for quite a few teams out there, and in that sense they would want him to play for them.

    • doctorfootball - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM

      C’mon. Who wouldn’t want an old 3rd basemen, who’s still owed an obscene amount of money and can’t hit a fastball over 90 miles an hour? I would think they’d be lining up to trade for him.

  7. willclarkgameface - Nov 8, 2012 at 1:10 PM

    If ARod isn’t considered a cancer in the clubhouse then he will end up staying. Might as well if they are going to have to buy out most of the contract in order to get rid of him.

    I feel that this team is experiencing some money issues with all of the stories bubbling about Stub Hub and the fact that those God damn seats in back of home plate just aren’t filling up the way they used to.

    I’d love to see this team have some tight purse strings finally.

  8. Old Gator - Nov 8, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Why should he trade A-Roid? Recylcled fabricants are a cheap source of protein.

    • badintent - Nov 8, 2012 at 8:05 PM

      For who ? An Everglades gator ? You mean where President Kennedy got the Rich Cubanos some real cheap Florida land north of the Big Swamp so they could grow sugar cane and provide U.S. A. with cheap sugar if and when Castro stopped shipping sugar for American house wifes to bake cakes and cookies with.Oh , yeah, those poor gators got displaced or shot dead.

      I’m Joseph Kennedy and I approved this message.

      • jimeejohnson - Nov 9, 2012 at 8:44 PM

        Heard the Kleenex and Depends factories had to increase production to meet the needs of crybaby right wing NUTS!

  9. masonicmuseum - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM

    Time to move on, get a life. For heavens sake isn’t there anything else you can write about? Maybe the powers that be should trade you, tho I doubt anyone would be interested.

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