Originally written on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 1/28/13
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Yankees GM Brian Cashman made news last week when he said in an interview that Alex Rodriguez could miss the entire 2013 season. It wasn't exactly news. After all, it's not like they don't have a replacement to fall back on. Kevin Youkilis is signed for the entire season, not just for four months of it.Bill Madden of the Daily News made a good point, however, when he pointed out that, if A-Rod misses at least four months of the season, the Yankees would be able to get back much of what they'll pay him this year because of the insurance policy they have on him. Also, if A-Rod never comes back, the Yankees would be unshackled from the remainder of that god-awful contract they gave him, also because of the insurance.Well, Yankees (and A-Rod haters), that is not going to happen. Have you checked his career stats lately? More specifically, have you seen how many career hits he has? That's right. At 2,901, Alex Rodriguez is 99 hits away from 3,000. There is no way that, A-Rod, who is very...
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