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Cashman: A-Rod no longer a superstar

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08:12 AM ET 10.22 | The hits keep on coming for Alex Rodriguez, though these aren't the ones that might keep him from the arrows of his critics. [Brian Cashman] hastened to add Sunday that it's "unrealistic" to think the team will move A-Rod -- and the five years and $114 million remaining on his contract -- this winter. "If anybody wants to call me on anything, I will listen to anything about any player," Cashman said. ... Cashman made it clear he's not banking on the aging three-time American League Most Valuable Player's regaining his luster. "Is he still a superstar? No," Cashman said in a telephone interview with the Daily News. "Is he still an above-average player at his position? Yes. He was this year and we expect him to be one moving forward."

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October 22, 2012  08:43 AM ET
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Supposedly the Steinbrenner Bros overruled Cash and forced the deal, Cash wanted to let ARod walk.

Just like Cherrington didn't want to hire Bobby V.

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October 22, 2012  09:06 AM ET

The real question here is he still going to a average player through his entire 5 years he has remaining on his contract.

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October 22, 2012  09:49 AM ET
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nice contract extension cashman...."cashman not a great GM" should be the headline when a-rod was re-upped.

except that Cashman had nothing to do with the extension.

October 22, 2012  09:50 AM ET
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Supposedly the Steinbrenner Bros overruled Cash and forced the deal, Cash wanted to let ARod walk.

this ^^

I believe it was only loudmouthed Hank who brokered this deal. That's why you don't hear much from Hank anymore.

October 22, 2012  09:52 AM ET
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We sell cheap crap made in China.

Indeed.

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October 22, 2012  10:04 AM ET

Cashman: A-Rod no longer a superstar

Thank you, Captain Obvious.

October 22, 2012  10:06 AM ET
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Supposedly the Steinbrenner Bros overruled Cash and forced the deal, Cash wanted to let ARod walk.

This I would believe. Cashman couldn't possibly be that stupid.

October 22, 2012  10:16 AM ET

That's what 100 million and a superstar for a girlfriend gets ya - he's becoming less and less dedicated to his work.

Contracts should just not be allowed to go over 5 years for anyone or anytime. If it was a hard & fast rule every team had to abide by, it wouldn't be a factor in the shopping spree after a player's first contact is up.

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