Thursday, March 5, 2009
The A-rod situation
Earilier today it was reported that A-rod has a torn hip Labrum as well as a cyst in his hip. Initially it was thought that he was going to have surgery, but now it looks like he is going to try and play through it for the season and push the surgery back to the offseason...
Ok that is a lot to digest right now, a ton of things came into my mind when I heard this news. First off, I think its a good thing hes not getting the surgery now and trying to make a comeback in the middle of the season. Initial reports I read said the recovery period was only 10 weeks. I've had two friends who have had surgery for the same exact problem in the past few months. Both of them were walking around with cane's for 6 weeks and unable to fully sit down. Keep in mind these are 17 year old kids, while Arod is turning 34 in a few months.
Now, how I actually think this will play out. Arod will play most of April and May with Cody Ransom getting a start or two a week. He'll then slow down come june and probably be fully shutdown come the all-star break. At this point the Yankees will probably make a trade for a third baseman in going into free agency such as Adrian Beltre. What I'm much more worried about is how this will affect Arods future. Will he be able to continue to play third base after the surgery? Will he be able to finish his contract which still has 9 yeaers left on it? Hopefully we will hear answers to these questions soon. Man this is shaping up to be a pretty interesting season so far and it isn't even opening day yet.
If you would like to hear What Brian Cashman has to say on this situation you can go here.