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Friday, November 2, 2007

Is A-Rod Really That Greedy?

I don't understand why Alex Rodriguez is made out to be the bad guy in negotiations with the New York Yankees. Honestly, the guy's demands weren't all that outrageous.

Oh. Nevermind.

Sources are telling ESPN that Rodriguez opted out of his contract with the Yanks because their offer fell juuuuuuuust short of what he and agent Scott Boras were looking for. About $100 million short.

The source told the World Wide Leader that the team was willing to offer Rodriguez an extension close "to five years and $150 million to begin at the conclusion of his 2008-2010 contract, through which he would have earned $81 million. [This proposal would have made A-Rod] about $230 million over eight years, and during the last five years of the contract, sources say, he would have earned the highest annual salary in Major League Baseball history." Nope, not for our little A-Rod. Boras told the team that they would have to offer up an extension that would equal at least $350 million total or no talkie.

Because being the highest played ball player with a new luxury jet just isn't enough for the man who averaged 0.157 at the plate in his last three post season appearances.


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1 comment:

Lozo said...

i literally just figured out the title of your blog.