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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:16 pm

From Roto:

Alex Rodriguez told Bob Costas in a nationally syndicated radio interview in September that he might retire once his current 10-year contract expires after the 2010 season.

It's news now because no one heard it then, apparently. "I don’t really see myself playing past this contract," Rodriguez said in the interview three months ago. At the time, he was likely frustrated with the way his season had progressed. "I believe he was speaking honestly from the frame of mind that he was in at the time," Costas said in a telephone interview yesterday. "He was very matter of fact and there was no anger in his voice. It was a tone of resignation." Considering that A-Rod has been adamant recently that he wants to stay in New York, it seems doubtful that he feels quite the same way. There's little chance that A-Rod will call it a career at age 35. Dec. 16 - 12:52 pm et
Source: New York Times


Obviously he has a lot of time to change his mind and probably will, but i think this shows the shape he is in mentally right now being in NY. If i were him i would want to go somewhere else, he is killing himself there now.
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Postby acsguitar » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:17 pm

I don't buy this that much
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Re: A-Rod to Retire in 2010

Postby thedude » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:19 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:From Roto:

Alex Rodriguez told Bob Costas in a nationally syndicated radio interview in September that he might retire once his current 10-year contract expires after the 2010 season.

It's news now because no one heard it then, apparently. "I don’t really see myself playing past this contract," Rodriguez said in the interview three months ago. At the time, he was likely frustrated with the way his season had progressed. "I believe he was speaking honestly from the frame of mind that he was in at the time," Costas said in a telephone interview yesterday. "He was very matter of fact and there was no anger in his voice. It was a tone of resignation." Considering that A-Rod has been adamant recently that he wants to stay in New York, it seems doubtful that he feels quite the same way. There's little chance that A-Rod will call it a career at age 35. Dec. 16 - 12:52 pm et
Source: New York Times


Obviously he has a lot of time to change his mind and probably will, but i think this shows the shape he is in mentally right now being in NY. If i were him i would want to go somewhere else, he is killing himself there now.



The only reason roto put this up was because, for some reason, BP decided to put this into the quotes of the week article. I suppose next thing they will do will be to quote manny from last march saying he would retire when his current contract expires.
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Postby Amazinz » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:20 pm

He'll be what? Like 35 after 2010. So it wouldn't be that big of a deal anyway unless he was on the cusp of surpassing Bonds.
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Postby Pogotheostrich » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:21 pm

If he stays healthy to retire at 35 would be giving away millions of dollars and a chance at history. I can't imagine anyone turning away from that kind of allure.
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Postby Big Pimpin » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:25 pm

"Might retire"? Big deal.

I might retire next year if $100M falls on my head, but it probably won't happen.
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Postby deerayfan072 » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:35 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:"Might retire"? Big deal.

I might retire next year if $100M falls on my head, but it probably won't happen.


Like i said probably won't happen, but it goes to show how mentally exhausted this guy is playing in NY. I am not making excuses for him, but when someone says something like this on a national show there is a reason he said it. Maybe he thinks someone will give him sympathy i don't know.
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Postby Yoda » Mon Dec 18, 2006 4:52 pm

Big Pimpin wrote:"Might retire"? Big deal.

I might retire next year if $100M falls on my head, but it probably won't happen.


Hell I'll retire for 10M...
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Postby wrveres » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:04 pm

Must be a slow New York News day ..

They pulled something up from 3 months ago, just so they could kick their favorite dog.
I love how they tried to play it off too, "Its News cus nobody heard it back then"

Yeah what ever. ;-7
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Re: A-Rod to Retire in 2010

Postby blankman » Mon Dec 18, 2006 5:40 pm

deerayfan072 wrote:Obviously he has a lot of time to change his mind and probably will, but i think this shows the shape he is in mentally right now being in NY. If i were him i would want to go somewhere else, he is killing himself there now.


He's not going to admit defeat like that. Asking out of NY is admitting he can't handle the pressure and as a player that will go down as one of the greatest all time, he'll stay in NY until he gets it right (regular season and postseason) like he almost did in 04 and 05.
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