Yesterday I wrote that shortstop might be the hardest position for the New York Yankees to fill this off season, but third base might be their hardest plan. Alex Rodriguez is slated to continue his appeal for the 211-game suspension handed down by Major league Baseball back in August, and assuming the process wraps up this week, the Yankees should know by Thanksgiving whether or not they need to find a new third baseman in 2014.
For the Yankees, it could be against them to not have a decision by nearly December, but the likeliness is that they already feel they’ll be without A-Rod for at least next season.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman went on the radio Sunday to say that A-Rod is irreplaceable at third base for the Yankees, and that he is “by far the best option” at third base. In some ways that’s true, in others, they can find a better man for the job.
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