I don’t want to make this a longer post than it needs to be, because I do already know the situation and know it’s not going to change. But since the news of the Greg Bird labrum tear came out and we started going over the various backup plans that the Yankees have at their disposal, I can’t help but think this is the perfect opportunity to revisit the idea of Alex Rodriguez at first base.
You’ll remember this was something the Yankees experimented with last year. A-Rod worked out at first and got a little action in Spring Training, and Joe didn’t hesitate to give it the old college try, starting Alex at first in the 5th game of the season against the Red Sox. He didn’t look very good in that game or his other brief appearance at first in late May and the idea was scrapped, along with the idea of playing A-Rod at any position other than DH for the rest of the season.… Click here to read the rest