On November 18th, Alex Rodriguez will continue his appeal for his drug violations. The appeal process is putting a hold on the offseason movements of the Yankees. Joe Girardi, manager of the Yankees, says that they need to know either way if they will have a third basemen or not.
It has been determined that the proceedings for the appeal will last up to five days and if no conclusion can be made then both sides will have to sit down and decide on a later date to restart the proceedings. When th appeal has finally concluded, it is determined that it can take up to twenty-five days for a decision to be announced. That would mean that the Yankees would not know until sometime mid-December if they will have their player or not.
With the profit that the Yankees made from last season, it is certain that they have he money to hire a new third baseman. If the suspension for A-Rod is upheld then the Yankees would actually be saving millions of dollars for his salary pay and his inevitable bonus since he is only six home runs away from tying with a Hall of Famer.
At least we can take comfort in that they will either get A-Rod back or they have the resources to replace the third baseman if necessary. So, look out Yankee fans, the next couple of months will be spent on the edge of your seat.