Posted July 25, 2013

Report: Unnamed Yankees player says team is ‘fed up’ with A-Rod saga

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An unnamed Yankees player says the team is fed up with A-Rod. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

An unnamed Yankees player says the team is fed up with the A-Rod investigation. (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

The New York Yankees saga with beleaguered star third baseman Alex Rodriguez continued Thursday as a report in the New York Daily News revealed unhappiness in the Yankees’ clubhouse revolving around the A-Rod investigation.

According to the report, an anonymous Yankees player said the “guys are tired of it” and the media circus surrounding Rodriguez is “insane.” The unnamed teammate revealed while the Yankees could probably use Rodriguez’s bat, he thinks no one in the clubhouse would want any of the “circus” that follows Rodriguez.

Rodriguez is among reportedly 15 players who could be suspended by MLB in the coming weeks for connection with the Biogenesis clinic, including Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun who was recently sentenced to a 65-game suspension. He could be facing a lifetime ban from Major League Baseball for using performance enhancing drugs.

SI WIRE: Alex Rodriguez could face lifetime ban

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70 comments
atiboy15
atiboy15

Give the man a chance to prove himself on the field again. 

Jose13
Jose13

Well no one told them to be fools and sign him to an extension. They deserve what they get. 

This organization has been greedy for so long. I hope ARod wins. 

The YES network is another joke. They try to cover so much.

ridge runner
ridge runner

otano say's what he wants to stir the pot and make some money  ... there is no un-named Yankee player ... just a lame reporters BS

jmpmgt
jmpmgt

Yankee management needs to go. The have ruined this team so complete, that I  don't see them coming  back to any prominence . Forget the circus ,the Yankees have operated the way since the beginning. Been a fan Since 1958. time to call it a day.

JeffBunnell
JeffBunnell

How ironic...because the fans are "fed up" with the line up of used up losers Girardi has had to put out this entire season.  

It's about time the REAL YANKEES are coming back.

mickmilling
mickmilling

A-Whole should be banned and all pennants given to the Red Sox

Joe98
Joe98

Attention??? For what, being a habitual cheater, he cares more about his money than he does about his team or his career. Liars & cheaters are ruining baseball & other sports.

Truth100000
Truth100000

They are just jealous because the Yankees literally suck this year and A-Rod is still getting all the attention.

Mudge
Mudge

I'm sure A-Rod is tired of the circus.

But that's what he gets when he puts on the clown nose.

When is the NFL going to do something about it?

And what about tennis and soccer?

mawmaw
mawmaw

Want to clean up baseball?  Get rid of Bud Selig, get somebody who knows how to work.

MikeAlan1
MikeAlan1

If AROD were hitting 40 homers a year, you know players would love to have him back and they would deal with the circus. Nobody wants his nonsense when he cant hit anymore.

RandyHayes
RandyHayes

A-Rod is probably done as a player i hope the Yankees dump him and his salary.let's remember somebody above Cashmans pay grade ok'd that contract.what a fool they were.

Hub25
Hub25

The only thing worse than an article that says Arod is facing a 50 or 150 suspension and then vaguely calling it a lifetime ban is an article referring to that poorly exaggerated article and also saying he's up for lifetime ban. Could you writers be any lazier? 

mystafugee
mystafugee

Anonymous teammates blasting a well-known player.  Is this New York Jets?

EdyneoantRoyalCastle
EdyneoantRoyalCastle

Its abiout time that Alphonso Soriano is heading back to the New York Yankees to where he should of never ever been traded away for A-FRAUD ? A-FRAUD is one of the worst Lying player & Druggie of ALL- TIMES ? I waited for this day when Soriano would return to the NY YANKEES and hopefully A-BUM is heading out of New York 4EVER & Finally & Good Riddens once and for all? GOODBYE A-FRAUD ,A-DRUGGIE,A-LIAR, A-CHEATER,A-BUM,A-LOOOOOOOOOOSER,you stay is over and you should of never ever ever ever have been a Yankee in the very first place ever ? AROD is and will always be the worst YANKEE EVVR of ALL-TIMES ,EVER ?

splooz
splooz

I can't stand ARod as much as the next guy but the Yanks have been trying do dump him and his contract, without remorse, for months now.  They've treated him like garbage despite the Yanks being the ones who signed him to that silly contract in the first place.  

If the Yanks want him to stop being a distraction, stop making him one.  Bring him back, let him play, pray MLB suspends him and they can get out of the contract.  Stop having Cashman publicly chastise everything he does and says.

RomarioDelLago
RomarioDelLago

Sounds like a crappy teammate, to me.  But that's the whole Yankme organization, really.  A classless batch of whiners with delusions of grandeur.  LOL

sportsGuy12
sportsGuy12

in parenthesis it should say: So Are We

Krejaton1
Krejaton1

Hate A-Rod, hate the Yankees so this is nothing but a win-win.

Please keep the self-destruction going.

SeanHHS
SeanHHS

That makes two of us. 

deanthology
deanthology

Has this unnamed player seen a-rod try to hit a baseball the past year? If this was the a-rod of 5+ years ago who was juiced up to the gills with some discernible skills then that would be one thing. But This is washed up a-rod trying to pump whatever he can into his old body trying to recapture his earlier roided up glory years.

TheBigStroonzo
TheBigStroonzo

If this were the A-roid in his prime...these "fed up" players would be circling their hypocrite band wagons defending and denying he ever did anything wrong.

Aside from that, who cares anymore, he's washed up, and yes, we're all tired of this ongoing saga.

Ban him for life.

crescentparkfe
crescentparkfe

Yankees fans loved him when he first was signed by them. Yet Red Sox fans loved Roger Clemens before he played for the Yankees and was caught juicing. Strange how Red Sox & Yankees fans point the finger at each other's team players when they play on each others team. But they love them when they play on their own team. Red Sox fans and Yankees fans are the biggest hypocrites of any team fan base.

Ellsbury>urfavleadoffhitter
Ellsbury>urfavleadoffhitter

this is really funny...just let the guy perform and forget the suspension...if you were goin to suspend him you should hav done it years ago

Rob24
Rob24

As someone who HATES the Yankees, the circus that is A-Roid is amusing and gives me a bit of satisfaction.  The Yankees have brought this onto themselves.  They knew what they were buying and signed the contract anyway.  

ridge runner
ridge runner

@mickmilling and in return you give up the half assed pennants and two WS titles the sux won with big poopi and manny being manny ... if not then stfu ... aholelikka

jdane
jdane

@mystafugee Maybe, but there's nothing in this banal article that suggests players are upset with HIM.

mystafugee
mystafugee

@splooz Amen!  Cashman is trying to get out of a dumb deal HE SIGNED him too.  

EasyGoer
EasyGoer

"Yankme." Wow! I bet you thought of that all by yourself, huh? Twenty-seven you-know-whats. What other organization has more? I see some REAL grandeur there. Yank that!

jdane
jdane

@TheBigStroonzo For what?   For being overpaid?   DId he hold a gun to Cashman's head to make him sign that contract?  Were the poor innocent Yankees unaware that there had been drug issues in the past?   Too bad.   The behavior of NY management has turned me into an A-rod fan.

MattBugaj
MattBugaj

@crescentparkfe I'm a Yankees fan who hated the Clemens signing and then disavowed the team for 4 years following the Rodriguez trade. I thought both players were jerks even BEFORE they got caught juicing. The Yankees fans never loved either one of these guys. Clemens was a long-time AL East rival, but wasn't a respected addition like Boggs or Damon. Please, don't get caught up creating revisionist history. Rodriguez was booed often for being unreliable in the clutch and doing stupid things like running across the mound in Oakland, dating the Madonna eyesore, and barking at an infield fly in Toronto, even before people knew he was a juicer. He was never loved in New York.

Jerkzilla
Jerkzilla

@crescentparkfe The front runners that only know from the late 90's championships loved A-Roid and Clemens.  The most of the lifers like myself hated those scumbags from day 1.  

Even more than hating Clemens for being a Red Sox player, I hated him for using the Yankees to bid up Toronto and then the fact the team had to trade Wells to get him.  

NY NBK Far Superior
NY NBK Far Superior

And theres very few exceptions where I would root for a guy who went to a rival team VERY FEW.

renee
renee

@Rob24 ... and what loser baseball culture do you come from Rob?  Why don't you kiss a few of our rings.  You might feel better.  You could kiss one a day for a month and never slobber the same one twice.

los923
los923

@ridge runner @mickmilling Maybe you should stfu, no one had more players on steroids than the Yankees, effin frauds. The list starts with A Fraud and then you have Clemens, Pettite, Knoblauch, Justice, Sheffield, Giambi, damn it was like half the $@#%^$ team dumbass

caledfwlch452
caledfwlch452

@EasyGoer Is that all you can come up with?  What do 27 wins have to do with ARod being a cancer?

ChrisBrooks
ChrisBrooks

@MattBugaj @crescentparkfe not to mention how he loves drama.  Anyone else think its pathetic that Arod hasn't played in 9 months yet still gets more attention than any other MLB player.  Whether its publicly sparring with the yankees or sending a doctor out on a media campaign to try and prove he isnt injured, the guy loves the attention.  Its really annoying to be honest, i wish he would just go away

jdane
jdane

@StevenF @crescentparkfe "Should"?   Why?  So you find something morally reprehensible about wanting to see a great athlete perform, even for another team?

ridge runner
ridge runner

@los923 @mickmilling... maybe??? everyone of those players you mentioned, except Petite, were juicing long before they were Yankees... this is about baseball and baseball players in general abusing the system... you come off sounding like mickmilling; both of you play hate politics and that's what trolls do, they hate... grow the FUP and get real ...

MattBugaj
MattBugaj

@ChrisBrooks @MattBugaj @crescentparkfe Funny that he thinks he has fans, that his fans will stay behind him and want him to fight for this because they love him and his tarnished records and want him back on the field.