Friday, November 22, 2013
A-Rod Hearing Over, But Decision Could Take A While
According to this article, the decision on the A-Rod hearing could take until January to come out. This puts the Yankees in an odd position, because there is an easy $30 million wrapped up in A-Rod that they would like to spend, but cannot until the decision comes down. It can be easy for us fans to get upset at the potentially long waiting time for this decision, but we have to consider the situation. Just because juror's on murder trials, and drug convictions usually take a matter of hours to come to their decisions, doesn't mean that an arbitration hearing should follow their lead. No, there are so many variables to consider when it comes to A-Rod's suspension, and his legacy is on the line here. It's not as simple as putting someone behind bars for the rest of their lives. Besides, think of the benefits of waiting until January to get their $30 million. By then, there will be a number of bargain bin castaways that the Yankees can pick up for cheap, and the lack of options will ensure that the Yankees don't make anymore stupid signings (Wells anyone?). So look to the positives Yankee fans.