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    Re: A-Rod opts out

    I think he plays in Boston next year.
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    Re: A-Rod opts out

    Put your money on the Angels. Bill Stoneman is out as GM. Artie Moreno wants a World Series champion and needs a big bat to complement Guerrero. They don't have to give up any of their young talent, and they have a vacancy at third base.

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    Boston?

    I got them going after the Twins's Santana. They have a couple of holes in their rotation with Schilling not coming back.

    Wouldn't surprise me to see Epstein put together a package of Coca Crisp, LHP Lester and RHP Declarmen for Santana.
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    What is really sad is that with everyone expecting A-Rod to get $30 million per year you have to know that it is more like $35-$40 that will seal the deal. Think about what Texas did 7 years ago (I think it was 7). Now think what the deal could be when he is opting out of what still is by far the biggest contract in the history of the game. I could see this going over $320 million.
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    JMO, but I think A-Rod wants to get as far away from the East Coast as possible.

    The guy already makes $25M a year. He says he is looking for $30+M a year, but how many more summer homes and Lamborghinis does he need? It's not the money (although I'm sure they'll say it is).

    I think he's just wants out of NY and the pressure cooker there. Boston would be the same way. The Red Sox are the new Yankees.

    I still think A-Rod is a West Coast kind of guy and would be happier in LA or Anaheim.

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    Nothing like announcing it as the Red Sox sweep and Lowell wins the MVP too....
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roy Tucker View Post
    I still think A-Rod is a West Coast kind of guy and would be happier in LA or Anaheim.
    Completely agree. He'll be playing in Pacific Time in no time at all.
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    Don't discount the Marlins. They tend to build, contend, and then sell off. Remember a few years ago when they though they had a team to win they signed Delgado (one of the top FA's on the market that year). It makes sense to me to see ARod playing in Miami. He has a home there, loves the hurricanes, the latin influence, and also the laid back nature of the Marlins baseball. Even if the marlins give him $30M/year it will only put their payroll in the range of the $60M's. This could be just like the Marlins always operate. They sign a star, hold him for two productive years, and the flip him for prospects and continue to rebuild.

    I don't see the angles signing him because I don't know if he will play the type of ball demanded of the Angles players. If he goes to SF he will be in a situation similar to that of Texas. If Arod wants another record contract he will not go to a perenial playoff contender.

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    I think wherever Arod ends up he will be back at SS in 2008.
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    Re: A-Rod opts out

    Quote Originally Posted by MWM View Post
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    A-Rod and Boras just don't get it.
    I think they very much do get it ... it is all about them.
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    ARod is all about ARod - he'll go where the money is, winning be damned.

    Watch for the Dodgers to make a big play. First for Torre, then for ARod.
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    Good for Boras and ARod. I really hope he doesn't get the amount that the Yankees reportedly offered him as an extension. But he probably will.
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    I'm guessing Angels. Vlad waning a little, no other big contracts.

    I'm just hoping the Cubs don't make a run with the promise he can play SS.
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    Red Sox fan chants at Coors last night, when Theo Epstein was being interviewed: "Don't Want A-Rod" and "Re-sign Lowell".
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    Re: A-Rod opts out

    So in all this hubbub about A-Rod leaving NY, no one has said who is going to replace him? If the Sox do sign him would the Yankees sign Lowell? Scott Rolen and LaRussa don't get along too well. Could Rolen be traded over to the Yankees?
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