Rarely, if ever, do you see a general manager in any sport take a hostile tone with one of his players, but that exactly what happened yesterday when New York Yankees GM Brian Cashman scolded Alex Rodriguez over comments about his health. Nobody knows how close A-Rod is with the Yankees organization but at this point it’s fair to say that Cashman is trying to embarrass Rodriguez.
Why else would Cashman tell Rodriguez to “shut the (bleep) up” over A-Rod posting updates on his health and rehab over his progress from hip surgery? Since when is it a big deal to tell fans and media that you got good news in regards to coming back from an injury? Talk about flying off the handle for no reason, Cashman’s reaction to this situation falls into this category.
Alex Rodriguez has been far from a perfect person during his Yankees career and he gives people plenty of reasons to hate him but this is a complete overreaction by Cashman. In this case A-Rod has done nothing to be scolded like this and the only conclusion we can come to is that Cashman wants Rodriguez gone from the Yankees and he’s going to do everything in his power to embarrass and upset the slugger.
There is nothing wrong with Rodriguez being excited over receiving good news in his rehab and taking the next step in his comeback. It’s no different than any other person tweeting out some good news that’s happened in their lives. Perhaps Cashman is more upset that A-Rod is closer to making a comeback, which is a sure sign he wants him gone. Why else would the usually calm Cashman take an aggressive approach in regards to Rodriguez? Cashman is the GM for one of the most public sports franchises in the world and he usually deals with any issues in a calm and respectful manner. That clearly didn’t happen in this instance.
Brian Cashman is trying to make sure Alex Rodriguez doesn’t put on a New York Yankees uniform again and trying to embarrass him for no reason proves how badly he wants A-Rod gone.
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