Only A.J. can make A.J. OK ... OK?

Rothschild, Girardi, Cashman can help, but Burnett bears ultimate responsibility

Updated: March 3, 2011, 8:28 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

TAMPA, Fla. -- On that indelible day Alex Rodriguez confessed under a circus tent to his steroid use, his general manager, Brian Cashman, talked of piecing together the shattered Humpty Dumpty of a slugger and elevating him back to the top of his wall.

Sports executives are in the business of restoring damaged assets, so Cashman was only doing his job. But in the end, the only people who can save high-priced athletes consumed by professional or personal demons are those high-priced ...

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