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HBT Daily: Are the Yankees better off without A-Rod?

May 7, 2013, 1:20 PM EDT

See if you can guess what I’m gonna say before I say it.

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  1. Stacey - May 7, 2013 at 1:24 PM

    Stands up and applauds.

  2. captainwisdom8888 - May 7, 2013 at 1:51 PM

    No, but they would certainly be better without his contract.

  3. maritime85 - May 7, 2013 at 2:08 PM

    Anytime before October, sure

  4. decimusprime - May 7, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    While you can’t account for his baseball mind…you know making plays, or his chemistry with his teammates on the field, statistically the Yankees are about even, if not a little bit better without A-rod.

    • bigharold - May 7, 2013 at 6:39 PM

      Yeah, cause Jason Nix and lifetime .215 BA and .284 OBP is exactly what the Yankees need more of.

  5. Brian Donohue - May 7, 2013 at 4:34 PM

    Depends: with Youk healthy, the answer is “maybe they are, or no worse at least.” With Knicks, the answer is “no way.” My bottom line on it is about the team, which deserves credit for holding on so far and so well in a tough division. Hell tough league: just a single genuine doormat in the entire AL.

    • Kevin S. - May 7, 2013 at 5:31 PM

      Even with Youk back, they’re still definitely better with A-Rod. Youk, Hafner and A-Rod will all need regular rest, and there’s a non-zero chance that Teix is worthless this season.

  6. uyf1950 - May 7, 2013 at 4:45 PM

    Anyone that thinks the Yankees are a better team right now without A-Rod is crazy. A healthy A-Rod in the line up even if he struggles a bit offensively makes everyone better on the Yankees. With or without Youkils, with or without Nix with or without Nelson.

  7. cackalackyank - May 7, 2013 at 4:46 PM

    Ummm No.

  8. mazblast - May 7, 2013 at 6:47 PM

    No, but PFT won’t let that stop them from making an issue of it. A healthy A-Roid is infinitely better than what they’ve used this year, but he’s not healthy, end of story.

  9. gloccamorra - May 7, 2013 at 9:19 PM

    I knew it! I knew it!

    I guessed wrong.

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