Re: AROD's Knee
posted at 12/30/2011 4:59 PM EST
In Response to AROD's Knee
[QUOTE]Third baseman Alex Rodriguez recently traveled to Germany for an experimental therapy called Orthokine on his right knee, reported Mike Puma of the New York Post . Orthokine is similar to Platelet Rich Plasma therapy, . The procedure, which was recommended by Kobe Bryant, came with the blessing of the Yankees and the commissioner's office. Puma explains, "Orthokine involves taking blood from the patient’s arm and spinning it in a centrifuge, a machine used in laboratories to spin objects around a fixed axis. The serum is then injected into the affected area." Yankees GM Brian Cashman told reporters the procedure was done on Rodriguez's left shoulder as well. For more on the topic, check out this article from Teri Thompson and Christian Red of the New York Daily News . Will AROD experience a colon type miracle and rejuvinate his floundering career? Is this treatment not available in the USA. I think mr Arod is up to his old tricks.
Posted by Smartacus[/QUOTE]Huge long term contracts more often than not will and have buried a franchise at some point.
ARod, CC, Burnett and Teixeira are all perfect examples, just like our CC, Dice, Jenks, Lackey and many others over the years have been for our club. I think the Yankees have made out quite well with CC, the guy has held up better than I ever expected. I thought for sure David Wells name would come back to haunt them and maybe still will, but CC has given them some nice years. Tex? I was hoping the Sox would get him but I'm glad we didn't, I never expected him to become a below average hitter this quickly, even though the power and production are still there. ARod has also had some good years but he will never pay the Yankees back for their investment.
The Sox, Dice was a shot in the dark that cost us "big time" financially but we did get some nice return. The problem is, not enough for the initial investment but hopefully he can make a nice return this season. CC and Lackey? Two of the worst pay outs any GM has ever made. Although I believe CC will be an important part of our club next season the money was insane and like Lackey, no way we ever get the proper return on our investment. Where are both the Yanks and Sox this off season?
Watching other teams like the Angels and Rangers make the same mistakes that brought us some success, but nothing close to what we expected. Have we finally learned from our mistakes?
Hopefully because other teams have proved money doesn't buy championships like the old days.