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.
"I do not think baseball of today is any better than it was 30 years ago... I still think Radbourne is the greatest of the pitchers." John Sullivan 1914-Old athletes never change.