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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby bigh0rt » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:18 pm

blankman wrote:The New Yankee Stadium...the house that ARod built? :-?

As far as legacy goes, there's no real arguing that the Yankees pump of the image of their past players more than any other team. What other team has shows like "Yankeeography" or Old Timer's Day that pay tribute to the heroes of the past? The answer is no one else. While for most players this may not be a big deal, ARod cares about his image as much as anyone and NY is the single place that will have the most impact on that legacy.

While Yankee haters may choose not to believe it, the aura of the Yankees is real and thats why I think Alex stays (that and the extension they give him).

Heroes including Homer Bush.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby KCollins1304 » Wed Jul 11, 2007 10:44 pm

bigh0rt wrote:
blankman wrote:The New Yankee Stadium...the house that ARod built? :-?

As far as legacy goes, there's no real arguing that the Yankees pump of the image of their past players more than any other team. What other team has shows like "Yankeeography" or Old Timer's Day that pay tribute to the heroes of the past? The answer is no one else. While for most players this may not be a big deal, ARod cares about his image as much as anyone and NY is the single place that will have the most impact on that legacy.

While Yankee haters may choose not to believe it, the aura of the Yankees is real and thats why I think Alex stays (that and the extension they give him).

Heroes including Homer Bush.


February 18, 1999: Traded by the New York Yankees with Graeme Lloyd and David Wells to the Toronto Blue Jays for Roger Clemens.

He helped get Roger to the Bronx the first go round, that was pretty valuable since they won the series in 99 and 00 ;-) :-b
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby mrkrab2003 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:15 am

blankman wrote:The New Yankee Stadium...the house that ARod built? :-?

As far as legacy goes, there's no real arguing that the Yankees pump of the image of their past players more than any other team. What other team has shows like "Yankeeography" or Old Timer's Day that pay tribute to the heroes of the past? The answer is no one else. While for most players this may not be a big deal, ARod cares about his image as much as anyone and NY is the single place that will have the most impact on that legacy.

While Yankee haters may choose not to believe it, the aura of the Yankees is real and thats why I think Alex stays (that and the extension they give him).


That aura exists just as much in chicago as ny. Chances are pretty slim arod re-ups with the yanks, I cant blame him seeing how he has been treated there, what a circus
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:30 am

bigh0rt wrote:
blankman wrote:The New Yankee Stadium...the house that ARod built? :-?

As far as legacy goes, there's no real arguing that the Yankees pump of the image of their past players more than any other team. What other team has shows like "Yankeeography" or Old Timer's Day that pay tribute to the heroes of the past? The answer is no one else. While for most players this may not be a big deal, ARod cares about his image as much as anyone and NY is the single place that will have the most impact on that legacy.

While Yankee haters may choose not to believe it, the aura of the Yankees is real and thats why I think Alex stays (that and the extension they give him).

Heroes including Homer Bush.


Nothing like a nice objective view, albeit off topic slightly. ;-D
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby Lofunzo » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:31 am

mrkrab2003 wrote:
blankman wrote:The New Yankee Stadium...the house that ARod built? :-?

As far as legacy goes, there's no real arguing that the Yankees pump of the image of their past players more than any other team. What other team has shows like "Yankeeography" or Old Timer's Day that pay tribute to the heroes of the past? The answer is no one else. While for most players this may not be a big deal, ARod cares about his image as much as anyone and NY is the single place that will have the most impact on that legacy.

While Yankee haters may choose not to believe it, the aura of the Yankees is real and thats why I think Alex stays (that and the extension they give him).


That aura exists just as much in chicago as ny. Chances are pretty slim arod re-ups with the yanks, I cant blame him seeing how he has been treated there, what a circus


I can agree with the last part but not the first part.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby CBMGreatOne » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:39 am

Someone already alluded to the content of this yahoo blurb:

Jul 11 ESPN.com reports the New York Yankees are willing to break a team policy and negotiate a contract extension with 3B Alex Rodriguez during the season, according to ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney. A key point in the negotiations is that Rodriguez not opt out of his current contract and agree to add any extension to the current contract, which expires after the 2010 season.

Maybe he opts out, maybe he doesn't. I see him as a Yankee next year regardless.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby mrkrab2003 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 12:41 am

having lived in both cities this is just the view I have. It wouldnt be a downgrade if he went to chicago, that much is for sure.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby davidmarver » Thu Jul 12, 2007 5:56 am

I personally think A-Rod's legacy would be bigger if he ended up being the face of a franchise he brought a championship to, rather than in the shadow of lesser players in a fickle environment.
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby dannahann » Thu Jul 12, 2007 8:08 am

Teams that can find a way to afford him eliminates most franchises. Of those left, it would be great if he went somewhere like the RedSox, Padres, Angels, or Dodgers. IMO they give ARod a couple things he's unlikely to see in the Bronx. Enough pitching and (young hungry) support to possibly string together a mini dynasty of championships (BTW that would do MUCH more for his 'legacy' than some NYY 'aura'). Also an opportunity to move back to the position he should've never been moved out of to begin with. The Yankees would've certainly won it all in 04 (and likely 03) had they not coddled a certain 'leader'. :-/
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Re: Where will A-Rod land?

Postby GHirsch516 » Thu Jul 12, 2007 9:27 am

A-Rod will definately stay in NY. Yankees have already broke tradition in good faith and begun negotiating with him durring season play. He has also given no indication that he would want to op out. He has given a few compliments about other cities that have been totally blown out of proportion by the media making it seem like he was dropping hints he wants to leave. The Yanks are not going to let him go and anyone who thinks otherwise is really just dreaming. If any one disagrees we will just have to paste this thread to them when he resigns. He will once again sign one of the biggest contracts in history with the Yankees and it will be well deserved. This guy is possibly one of the best players in our lifetime.
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