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For everyone who is positively sick of analyzing Alex Rodriguez's head, Jeff Albert has a terrifc and informative analysis of Rodriguez's swing over at The Baseball Analysts. This one is a home run.
Yanks Put Claim On Andruw
George King / New York Post
Im not an insider, so I cant read it, but thats Andruw Jones right? Does that mean Johnneys injury is serious?
Excellent link -- thanks, Alex!!!
Here's the selection from the Post:
"According to several sources, the Yankees were one of four teams to put in a waiver claim on Braves center fielder Andruw Jones.
The Yankees had no spot for Jones, who isn't being dealt, but the move likely was made to make sure Jones didn't end up in Boston. He had to be dealt by Monday, when the 72-hour period closed."
It happened over the weekend, way before the Damon thing last night.
The cynic in me, Alvaro, thinks it knows why: it is boring. A-Rod's 'down' year is just due to a mechanical problem in his swing? Not because he lacks some intangible quality that Jeter and Papi have? Not because of his contract? Not because he's a soulless, heartless loser who always chokes in big situations?
The better story is usually the one that's repeated.
For any future similar "Insider Only" links, just go to the website of the newspaper of the cited article. It takes a little longer to find it, but it's free.
This is further complicated by the fact that Tampa is looking for revenge and reportedly put a waiver claim on every player the Red Sox added, making it nearly impossible for Boston to trade for Jones.
7 They weren't when he was placed on waivers. It was right before the Yankees took the AL East lead.
10 Here here! I've been thinking the same thing. I remember seeing him hit a towering shot to RF last year off the Sox. I can't remember seeing him to anything like that this year. He needs to get back to doing it. Anyone know how to do this?
What follows is a joking letter to him (though I do really want to bring this to their attention).
Big fan, but no I don't want an autograph. Several of us have noticed a problem with the weight transfer in your swing causing you to pull off the ball and lose a lot of opposite field power. Please see the attached link with video analysis. May you hit many more homeruns to right center.
I hardly noticed the title at first glance but coming back, it struck me, "Of course, of course!"
The elipsis was the right touch.
You really have an uncanny knack for choosing perfect titles, Alex, resonant with poetry, pathos, and warm humor.
Subtle and pitch-perfect, always.
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