It’s been a rough few weeks for A-Rod. Arguably one of the most talented and famous New York Yankees players ever, he’s been injured and benched recently and now, his GM has something to say about him…and it’s not exactly positive feedback. While on ESPN Radio over the weekend, Brian Cashman called a trade of Alex “unrealistic,” said the MLB player has declined with age and simply put, is no longer a superstar.
Some notable quotes from the call:
“I don’t think it’s realistic at all for us to be moving forward with anything but Alex Rodriguez at third base.
“But listen, the sooner we put to bed any expectation or anticipation that the Yankees are going to be solely focused on trying to move Alex Rodriguez. … I think that would be false. And it would be just a lot of wasted energy on anybody’s part to be thinking.”
“Is he a superstar at that position? No. But I think when anybody signed that (10-year, $275 million) contract (in 2007), expecting him to be at that level at that age would be unrealistic also.”
The full interview can be read at ESPN. Is Cashman just speaking the truth?