Don’t panic, but maybe you should start looking around

So Alex Rodriguez might miss half the season; he might miss no time at all. It’s the smart move to say he is going the route of rest and recovery because then the Yankees do not seem desperate for a temporary third baseman.

I have a suspicion, however, that if Cash is able to find a suitable replacement, A-Rod will go ahead and have surgery. And if A-Rod has to play? Well, even when not 100%, he’s still a pretty good player.

The Yankees could use some infield depth anyways, so if they can find a reasonable rental, that player would probably be good to have around even after A-Rod returns. The guys at RAB suggested a Bobby Crosby type, which would make sense; that type of a player could shift to the utility infielder role come July.

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One response to “Don’t panic, but maybe you should start looking around

  1. It sounds like Mark Grudzielanek is the current favorite. He’s still a good hitter vs LHP (.395/.459/.523 vs lefties last year), and while he’s mostly played 2B, he played a little shortstop in 2006 and 2007. He played 31 games at 3B way back in ’95. At least he wouldn’t cost us a prospect in a trade the way Bobby Crosby or Mark Teahen would. Still, it’s hard to get excited about Grudz.

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