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    A-Rod opts out

    DENVER (AP) — Alex Rodriguez opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees on Sunday in what appears to be the end of his career with New York.

    Agent Scott Boras said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that Rodriguez had made the decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    DENVER (AP) — Alex Rodriguez opted out of his $252 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees on Sunday in what appears to be the end of his career with New York.

    Agent Scott Boras said in an e-mail to The Associated Press that Rodriguez had made the decision.
    I hate that, but if he is getting more money elsewhere, I can't blame him. The New York fans were very harsh on him considering everything he has done.

    Time to pony up Bob.

    I just hope he stays in the AL.
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    This should be interesting.

    With that kind of money to spend will this actually end up making the Yankees a better team?

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    Rodriguez loses the final $72 million in guaranteed salary in the contract, of which $21.3 million was to be covered by payments from the Texas Rangers to the Yankees. New York had said it would not attempt to re-sign A-Rod if he opted out.

    Boras said during a telephone interview Rodriguez made his choice because he was uncertain whether Mariano Rivera, Jorge Posada and Andy Pettitte would return to the Yankees.

    “Alex’s decision was one based on not knowing what his closer, his catcher and one of his statured pitchers was going to do,” Boras said. “He really didn’t want to make any decisions until he knew what they were going.”

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    Quote Originally Posted by remdog View Post
    This should be interesting.

    With that kind of money to spend will this actually end up making the Yankees a better team?

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    I could see the Yankees go after Mike Lowell very hard and trying to trade for Johan Santana. Joba Chamberlain and Ian Kennedy should be a good starting point.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BCubb2003 View Post
    “Alex’s decision was one based on not knowing what his closer, his catcher and one of his statured pitchers was going to do,” Boras said. “He really didn’t want to make any decisions until he knew what they were going.”
    Does that mean that he knows what those guys are going to do or is that statement in direct conflict with what A-Rod just did? After all, he did make a decision.....

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    This is about as suprising as something that's not very suprising at all.
    "Since I've been with the Reds in 1989, we've never had a farm system this loaded," Bowden said. "If we were the New York Yankees and had unlimited dollars, we could have traded for Colon, (Jeff) Weaver, Rolen, (Cliff) Floyd, (Kenny) Rogers and Finley and gotten them all -- and still held onto our top five prospects. That's an amazing statement."

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    That loud cheer you are hearing is coming from Texas' front office.

    They tried Sosa in 2007. Wonder if they'd want to spend the windfall on Griffey in 2008.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Servo View Post
    This is about as suprising as something that's not very suprising at all.
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    Next years starting thirdbaseman for the Red Sox
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    Next years starting thirdbaseman for the Red Sox
    I imagine it will be the Cubs, Dodgers, or Angels. It could be the Red Sox, but that wouldn't even be right.
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    The Rangers must being doing backflips of joy over this. 21.3 million they will not have to pay for a player on another team.

    I would love to see the Reds sign him for 120 mil over 4 years but he will get more than that.

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    Reunite Junior and A-Rod Bob!

    Back to reality.. $30 some odd million dollars for A-Rod.. unreal. Unless you are New York or Boston you really don't have much room to build on if you are paying majority of your player payroll to one individual. I, like probably every GM would love to have Alex playing for my team but not when it involves spending my offseason signing one of the pieces to the puzzle as opposed to filling majority of your pieces with the cost of the one player.

    I wonder if he moves back to SS??
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    Quote Originally Posted by RFS62 View Post
    Next years starting thirdbaseman for the Red Sox
    I think so too. With Lowell, Clement and probably Coco Crisp coming off the books they already have 22 Million freed up. They could offer a $50 Million signing bonus (same as the bid for Dice-K's negotiation rights that they spent in 2007) and $22 Million per year w/o even increasing payroll and they still have Schilling's money for other things.
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    Re: A-Rod opts out

    Quote Originally Posted by mth123 View Post
    That loud cheer you are hearing is coming from Texas' front office.

    They tried Sosa in 2007. Wonder if they'd want to spend the windfall on Griffey in 2008.

    Maybe not Griffey but Yes Texas has to be incredibly pleased by this turn of events.
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