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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby buffalobillsrul2002 » Wed Jul 18, 2007 12:10 am

Looking at the Yankees books, it seems they'd really have to expand the payroll in order to keep A-Rod.. I'm guessing about $30-40 million comes off the books for the Yankees this year (assuming they decline Aberu's option for 2008, and pick up the options of Mo and Posada). With that money they would have to resign Cano and Wang (when's their big payday; are they arbitration eligible this upcoming year or what?), along with pretty mucht the entire bullpen and bench.. so if the Yankees resign A-Rod, it seems like that'd be it for them this offseason (unless of course, they are willing to raise the payroll more, which wouldn't be a bad idea since a lot more money will come off the books for the Yankess from '08 through 2010...
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby in10s » Wed Jul 18, 2007 3:43 pm

buffalobillsrul2002 wrote:Looking at the Yankees books, it seems they'd really have to expand the payroll in order to keep A-Rod..


I'm not an accountant, and have no idea how books are managed in budgeting for a major league team of any sport. But what you are saying doesn't feel right to me.

If the Yankees can extend his contract without the opt out, and lets assume the total (with extension) for the next 8 years is $240M at $30 million a year, the Yankees have something like this:

2008, 2009, 2010, $16M a year, no change from current budget. Total A-Rod salary $81M (includes Texas money

2011-2015, $32M a year. Might seem crazy to us mortals, but given the realitiy of sports contracts (see Soriano, Zito) spending $32M/year for one player starting in 2011 just doesn't seem like a problem.

Not to mention the Yankees very deep pockets, the way they leveraged the building of a new stadium to get even more revenue, their history of spending. With all of that, even with Cano/Wang coming up for contracts (and I don't know when that happens) even with decisions on Posada and Rivera, I just don't buy that they would have a payroll issue by signing A-Rod.

As I argued before, this all is based on the Yankees getting an extension, not an opt-out.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby mrkrab2003 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:30 pm

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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby Yoda » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:39 pm

mrkrab2003 wrote:looks like arod wants to be a cub!

http://www.nypost.com/seven/09232007/ne ... b_cout.htm


NYP ranks up there with National Enquirer. I wouldn't put any stock in what they write.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby pokerplaya » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:49 pm

Yoda wrote:
mrkrab2003 wrote:looks like arod wants to be a cub!

http://www.nypost.com/seven/09232007/ne ... b_cout.htm


NYP ranks up there with National Enquirer. I wouldn't put any stock in what they write.


The Post is trash...it's a rag paper that sells for 25 cents, and isn't worth it.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby mrkrab2003 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:57 pm

i been hearing alot of rumblings here in chicago about this though for a week or so. Where there is smoke there is fire..
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby giants8307 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:59 pm

ESPN.com now has the Cub story on their front page.

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3033203
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby BigZ38 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:41 pm

I agree, where there is smoke there is fire. Also A-Rod and Pinella is well documented, and, it's not like Chicago isn't a big enough market.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby Yoda » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:23 pm

If Arod leaves NY without winning a championship, then that will haunt him for the rest of his life. I don't think he is that stupid but I guess you never know.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby mrkrab2003 » Sun Sep 23, 2007 7:34 pm

Yoda wrote:If Arod leaves NY without winning a championship, then that will haunt him for the rest of his life. I don't think he is that stupid but I guess you never know.


Pretty pretentious post. If Arod leaves he will go to a contender..
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