From The NY Post:
“As hard as this may sound, this could be a blessing in disguise for him because it might give him an opportunity to get away from all this craziness and give him an opportunity to heal and just kind of dissipate the whole distraction,” Williams said of the possibility of a lengthy layoff for Rodriguez.
A-Rod needs to get going in the right direction, and to do that, he needs to have the surgery.
“It might be good for the team, too, although it’s going to leave a big hole in that lineup,” Williams said. “But they have enough firepower in that lineup.”
The Yankees would move on and so would Rodriguez. And time is on A-Rod’s side.
“He would have an opportunity to heal his body and mentally and spiritually get himself in the right frame of mind to come back and play the game,” Williams said. “I think there is just too much craziness right now.”
Bernie has always been an interesting character, and I think he is way off base here. Firstly, I think that the constant attention that A-Rod gets is likely to pick up exactly where it left off when he returns from surgery, should he choose to go that route. New York reporters are just too persistent and too self serving to let a story that brings attention slip away just because a few months have passed. Furthermore, if the Yankees play well without him, his return will be seen as a disruption. If they play poorly, the writers will talk up the amount of pressure on Alex, as it will become his job to save the Yankees. Finally, there is no way this is good for the team. The loss of A-Rod’s offense for 3 months could cost the team 3-4 wins, an incredibly large number in a division this stacked. I am pretty sure they would rather deal with the A-Rod questions and have him in the lineup than have him gone so that they can get some peace and quiet.
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