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TC81190
11-01-2007, 09:07 PM
http://msn.foxsports.com/mlb/story/7399122?MSNHPHCP&GT1=10637

TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) - Alex Rodriguez a Mud Hen?

Spurred by an offhand remark from George Steinbrenner's son, the Triple-A Toledo Mud Hens want in on the A-Rod sweepstakes.
The Mud Hens playfully offered the prize free agent a deal Thursday a contract proposal that includes a bonus for hitting 75 home runs next year and leading them to 10 straight International League titles.

Rodriguez recently opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the New York Yankees. That prompted Hank Steinbrenner, son of the Yankees owner, to tell the New York Times: "Does he want to go into the Hall of Fame as a Yankee, or a Toledo Mud Hen?"

The Mud Hens conjured up an offer to find out, said Jason Griffin, a spokesman for the Detroit Tigers' top farm team.

Toledo created a Hall of Fame plaque of Rodriguez wearing a Mud Hens hat and sent a letter to his agent, Scott Boras.

The deal stipulates that Rodriguez will have to compete for a spot with Toledo third basemen Mike Hessman, the league's most valuable player last season.

"Would your client be willing to play a different position?" the letter asked.


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:laugh:

TheWalls
11-01-2007, 10:35 PM
Priceless.

stevekun
11-01-2007, 11:17 PM
It would be great if he took it

757690
11-01-2007, 11:27 PM
It would be great if it was the only offer he got.

durl
11-02-2007, 10:50 AM
Good for the Mud Hens. While I respect the storied history of the Yankees, the team's arrogance got old quite some time ago. I would think it would be hard to find a Non-Yankee HOF member who would say "I wish I could have gone in as a Yankee." Geez.

bounty37h
11-02-2007, 12:45 PM
It would be great if it was the only offer he got.

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

GoReds33
11-02-2007, 05:24 PM
Now that's funny. I love how the minor leagues are so much more fun. This is an example of having fun in baseball. I think we should see more of this stuff in the big leagues.

Screwball
11-03-2007, 01:58 PM
The deal stipulates that Rodriguez will have to compete for a spot with Toledo third basemen Mike Hessman, the league's most valuable player last season.

"Would your client be willing to play a different position?" the letter asked.


:clap: That's gold!

Red in Atl
11-04-2007, 03:45 AM
Greatest Ever... Arod...