What will be said in Alex Rodriguez’s meeting with New York Yankees?


The New York Yankees have a big elephant in the room before Spring Training starts, and that is Alex Rodriguez.

Rodriguez was suspended all of last season, and this upcoming season looks to be a huge distraction for the team. Rodriguez will be turning 40-years old this July, and is under contract for the next three seasons.

On three separate occasions, Rodriguez has met with the new MLB commissioner Rob Manfred, as he attempts to fix his image. Now Rodriguez will be looking for a face-to-face meeting with Brian Cashman.

The relationship between Rodriguez and the Yankees has deteriorated over the past year, and a meeting to clear things up seems like a good idea to the Yankees’ general manager.

“It cannot hurt,” Cashman said on Friday. “There’s no reason not to.”

There are plenty of things for Rodriguez and the Yankees to talk about, so the conversation will have to start somewhere.

“We are all gonna have to find our way through all that at some point,” Cashman said. “The only way to do that is to have a conversation.”

Despite Rodriguez going through all sorts of issues with the MLB and the Yankees, manager Joe Girardi has been supportive of him, and likes the idea of a meeting before Spring Training.

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“I think it’s important,” Girardi said. “A lot of stuff has transpired and you want to make sure everyone is on the same page. Alex is one of our players. It’s our job to get the best out of him.”

“I’ve dealt with a lot of this over the years,” Girardi said. “I know people make choices with their lives and there are consequences. You have to deal with them and you have to move forward.”

It’s great that Rodriguez and the Yankees are looking to move past their issues over the past few years, but one frightening thing for the Yankees has to be what will his production be like?

In 2013, when we last saw Rodriguez he hit just .244 in 44 games with seven homeruns and 19 RBI. The last time Rodriguez hit more than 20 HR was in 2010, which seems like a lifetime ago.

The Yankees re-signed Chase Headley to a four-year contract to be their third baseman, which could be another thing that the Yankees and Rodriguez need to figure out, as he seems to be without a position.

The meeting between Rodriguez and the Yankees doesn’t have a date yet, but pitchers and catcher report on February 20th, so the much anticipated face-to-face could be happening very soon.

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