There seems to be a lot of uncertainty in New York sports in 2013. It is only fitting that Alex Rodriguez would find his way into the news one more time before the year ended. With a ruling likely coming down after the New Year according to reports, the back and forth between A-Rod, the New York Yankees, and Major League Baseball looked like it would eventually come to an end. Today, it took an unexpected twist.
In an article written by Steve Fishman from New York Magazine, there is a series of e-mail conversations leaked between the troubled third baseman and Yankees’ president Randy Levine. These e-mails brought up a variety of topics, including a party that A-Rod hosted that displeased Levine back in December of 2012, when Rodriguez was rehabbing from hip surgery.
The bulk of the e-mails center around the Biogenesis investigation and Rodriguez’s massive contract. In an email written by Rodriguez on August 3rd, he calls out the team president saying that he is “ruining the business of baseball” and that “Steinbrenner would roll over his grave if he knew what was happening.” Levine responded on the day of the 211-game suspension that A-Rod’s accusations of trying to get his contract voided were false then and remain false now. There are even jokes from Levine that involve Robinson Cano and PED use. You can read these jokes in the New York Post article of this story.
This story has been interesting to say the least and with the Yankees’ void at third base still remaining an issue, it affects not only the payroll, but the product itself. Rodriguez would make the Yankees better on-the-field, but it does not look like he will be of service to the Yankees in 2014. That being said, the story has been fishy from both sides because it’s not like the Bronx Bombers would be disappointed if the contract plus the home run bonuses would be voided for this season.
So, who do you believe Yankees’ fans? Do you believe A-Rod or Randy Levine?