More Smug than Birthday Dog
It obviously hurts a little, but its not crippling. A-Rod at this point is a league average hitter. I mean, thats sounds blah and it really is when youre paying the guy 30M, but given the staggering lack of 3rd base production around the league it could be worse. You have to take his positional value into account.
Originally Posted by NY8123
Thats the main reason I cant see us adding a 3rd baseman. If he was an OF, then yeah it would be easy to add someone. You cant just go out and get a decent 3rd baseman for cheap though. The position is in demand. Anyone they would probably get is no better or not much better than Chavez, so why bother? I dont think the position has ever been this dry in recent memory.
Still cant believe we are paying A-Rod 30M . Any ****** could have told the Yanks that the contract was doomed to be a disaster.