Mike Lupica on D&C: 'I believe that sooner than later [Yankees] will be sold by the Steinbrenners

February 24, 2015 - 3:29 am
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New York Daily News columnist Mike Lupica joined Dennis & Callahan in studio Tuesday morning to discuss what is happening with the Yankees, especially Alex Rodriguez, and other sports matters. To hear the interview, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. Lupica wasn't surprised the Yankees were outbid by the Red Sox for 19-year-old Cuban Yoan Moncada. He actually believes this is part of a long-term plan for the Yankees, that the team might be soon for sale. "I want you to remember, to me the turning point for the Yankees and why -- this is only my theory, I believe that sooner than later this baseball team will be sold by the Steinbrenners," said Lupica. "I think they are already setting up a machinery that they aren't going to saddle them with anymore A-Rod like [contracts]. [Max] Scherzer to me was the sign. Scherzer fit the Yankee blueprint perfectly. He was over 30, you knew the back end of the contract was going to turn out to be absolute crap, but he was irresistible because why? He was available. "When they didn't sign Scherzer, to me, that was a sign that they've completely changed doing business. To me, the fact they got outbid on the Cuban kid, that didn't surprise me in the least because if you're not going to spend on Scherzer, you're not going to spend..." Rodriguez reported to Yankees spring training on Monday, and Lupica also had a thought regarding the Yankees' designated hitter. "Here's what I think is going to happen. I think he is eventually going to limp away from this sport," Lupica said. "... I think he'll maybe show some early speed. I think he'll maybe pass Willie Mays [in home runs]. I believe before this year is out -- sooner rather than later he will limp away from this sport for good." For more Red Sox news, visit weei.com/redsox.

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