Months and weeks have gone by, and everyone is waiting for New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez to come out of hiding and address the fans, team and media on his relationship (or lack thereof) with Anthony Bosch’s Biogenesis clinic. Everyone is waiting for him to clear his name and call it a smear campaign or something of the sort.
However, while we all wait, we get more bogus statements like the one he released to the public Thursday.
“Myself and others are being mentioned in a media report before the process is even concluded … I would hope this thing would follow the guidelines of our Basic Agreement. I will monitor the situation and comment when appropriate. As I have said previously, I am working out every day to get back on the field and help the Yankees win a championship. I am down here doing my job and working hard and will continue to do so until I’m back playing.”
This dancing around seems just to be delaying the inevitable — Rodriguez admitting that he had something to do with Bosch. He has not come out and given the fans or the team any closure on the situation. He needs to say more. He needs to be truthful and if it comes out that he did take PEDs again, he needs to walk away.
Rodriguez is not ready to step away from the Yankees or baseball just yet, but all of this stalling is going to end up hurting the team. To give something for Yankees fans to hold their hats on or even to give Rodriguez more respect that he gets, he should say more than “I’m going to comment when appropriate.”
Rodriguez is just hurting his reputation and is further developing his reputation as the greatest cheater in MLB history.