|I was all set to post the following:
The IYDs (Important Yankees Dudes, obv) have been holing themselves up in super-secretive executive meetings in Tampa all week, and so far they appear to have been about as productive as a congressional meeting on formulating an exit strategy. No word has come on one of the two major issues everyone is waiting to hear about - the fate of Torre and his successor, if he is indeed dunzo - and really the only "news" we've been privy to is a report that Big and Little Steins agree with the Cash Man that should A-Rod opt out, they wont pursue him as a free agent.
When, in the background at work (because of course the Yankees Chicks is hard at work as usual my friends) I hear a little something on the ol' WFAN announcing that Torre was on the way down to Tampa and that a press conference is imminent, presumably to declare the return of Torre for another year or two. Stay tuned.
While we wait for that, we can discuss our other friend, A-Rod, who was wrapped up in a 3-day marathon meeting with the scary Boras-Man that ended yesterday, probably discussing ways to conquer the world and develop A-Rod into an economic super-power that rivals that of most first-world countries. Boras's latest genius idea is to ask the YES Network to chip in for part of a new contract to keep A-Rod in New York. Yeah, that's right, Boras wants a TV network to pay to keep a player on a team whose games they broadcast. In other words, Boras would like us, the Yanks, and YES to believe that the network would indeed collapse/go broke/become a terrorist target without A-Rod on the team. I love A-Rod and hope he stays in New York, but I think that one is going to be a tough sell, even for Boras. I honestly wonder if A-Rod (or any of his clients) hear/read some of this stuff and feel embarrassed to be associated with him.
Anywho, even though the A-Rod situation will certainly be resolved soon - the opt-out decision must be made within 10 days of the end of the World Series - the will-he-or-won't-he for dear Torre will likely (hopefully!) be determined any minute now, which is great news for all of us folks starved for actual Yanks news... and hopefully for Torre, too.
Labels: a-rod support, front office, rumors