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Postby dougbies » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:12 pm

Back at the time when Arod was a free agent, he signed a 10 year 252 million dollar contract. Does anyone remember what other teams besides texas had a shot at signing him? Were any other offers made to him besides Texas bizare one?
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:15 pm

I don't know about offers but the Mets were interested.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:15 pm

Mets werwe in the running. Supposeldy Steve Phillips walked away because A-Choke wanted a tent outside of Shea to market his junk. I think that is a bunch of nonsense, but that was the story at the time.
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Postby Xtreemes » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:18 pm

I think Atlanta was interested too.
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Postby TheYanks04 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:23 pm

Stupid thing was that Hicks was bidding with himself to a great degree. Manny got 20 M a year on his deal at the time. There was no reason for Hicks to up that by 5 M more a year for A-Choke...no one was going to pay 21 let alone 25 M at the time.
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Postby slomo007 » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:32 pm

TheYanks04 wrote:Stupid thing was that Hicks was bidding with himself to a great degree. Manny got 20 M a year on his deal at the time. There was no reason for Hicks to up that by 5 M more a year for A-Choke...no one was going to pay 21 let alone 25 M at the time.


I agree, it was kind of stupid. But A-rod did not want to go to Texas and would have preferred a bigger market team. He had to pay him more than NY would have paid, but yeah probably not 5M/year more. :-°
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Postby roninmedia » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:36 pm

I remember seattle offering him about 15 million a year. I guess no hometown discount.
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Postby The G-Man » Thu Jun 01, 2006 9:52 pm

roninmedia wrote:I remember seattle offering him about 15 million a year. I guess no hometown discount.


I believe the Braves the most at $150 million over 10 years. Perhaps Seattle offered the same same yearly salary, but over less years.
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Postby Diggs » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:00 pm

I think the Red Sox were the top competition for him, no?
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Postby Gags Sports » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:29 pm

I'm about 95% sure the Braves had the second best offer for him in terms of total dollars. I believe their total dollar figure was for $150 million, roughly $100 million less than Texas' offer.
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