So apparently the New York Yankees could really use Jose Reyes right now... to play 3rd base. With Alex Rodriguez out for about ten weeks due to being a cyst on the Yankees side, err I mean a cyst on his hip. Rodriguez won't be back until around May and some are starting to question whether this is a serious injury or MLB taking the back door to a suspension.
The suspicion comes from the long rumored NBA "suspension" of Michael Jordan during the mid-90's for gambling. Or this could just be something else where Rodriguez picked up something from Madonna who slept with just about every player in the NBA from the mid-90's, but I could be wrong. Though it sure does conveniently cover a 30-50 day suspension for Rodriguez.
It seriously never ends with this guy does it? One can take his comments about Reyes as complimentary towards the Mets shortstop or derogatory towards Derek Jeter and Johnny Damon, but the guy would be better served to just shut up and play ball.
Now the next question, a real baseball question, who plays 3rd in his absence? Will it be Cody Ransom, Angel Berroa, former once heralded prospect Eric Duncan? It sure does make signing Mark Teixeira a whole lot smarter, especially now with Manny Ramirez off the market. Or do the Yankees try something outside the box and try to get Jorge Posada's bat in the lineup by trotting him out occasionally to 2nd base, as he was a former infielder in the minor leagues and shift Robinson Cano over to 3rd for a few games here and there as not to sacrifice any offense. Or maybe that's where the Yankees try to slot Nick Swisher to get him more at-bats out of that outfield log-jam.
Looking at the early chemistry of the Yankees, perhaps this is just what the doctor ordered.