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Tavish wrote:Lofunzo wrote:dryice wrote:Yanks won't resign him cuz they lose the free Texas dough..
that would be dumb for the parties taking advantage of free Texas dough (Yanks and arod) wouldn't it...opt out of the contract, no more Texas dough and then resign w/ Yanks?
Could extend him tho and keep the dough.
While the Yankees would love to continue to have Texas picking up some of the tab, that is a nonfactor here.
Exactly. A-Rod is going to get paid, he doesn't care where it comes from and the Yankees don't have much choice in the matter. There is no way you will ever hear A-Rod say that he won't resign with the Yankees, even though I don't see any way it happens. But neither A-Rod nor Boras are stupid enough to eliminate a team that could help drive his price in the free market up. If people thought his contract with Texas was ridiculous, wait until they get a load of the one he gets this next offseason. Teams won't only be bidding for his services, they will also be bidding for the chance to have A-Rod on their roster as he chases down whatever mark Barry sets the HR record at. 7 or 8 years at $30 per isn't out of the question.
Lofunzo wrote:Yup. What irks me as a Yankee fan is how the agents fictitiously mention the Yankees "interest" to drive up the price. They used to be in on most big ticket guys and drove the price up but now, even when they aren't involved, it seems like the agents say that they are just to get their client more $$.
Tavish wrote:It could be worse, you could try and sign Gil Meche and have the agent say "Well look how much Carl Pavano and Jaret Wright make."
Come on now, lets be realistic. I can't have Eva Longoria, but do I want her?celtics464 wrote: No one else wants/can afford him
citti34 wrote:Come on now, lets be realistic. I can't have Eva Longoria, but do I want her? Ummm, YES...celtics464 wrote: No one else wants/can afford him
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