The following is going to be a bit rantish, but I’m okay with it. Over the last few days, we learned that Alex Rodriguez “begged” the Yankees to re-sign outfielder Melky Cabrera. Melky isn’t exactly lighting the world on fire, so I’m glad they didn’t heed A-Rod’s talent evaluation and acquisition advice, despite Brett Gardner‘s performance (or lack thereof) to start the year. In the comment section of that RAB article, and the comment section of my piece about Gardner from yesterday, people brought up the fact that Melky and Robinson Cano were good friends when they were both on the Yankees. This, of course, was in the context of my least favorite Yankee narrative: Melky Cabrera and Robinson Cano goofed off together too much and it led to Cano’s bad year in 2008 and Melky’s absence skyrocketed Cano to superstardom in 2010. Shoot me in the face. Gag me with a spoon. Whatever.
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