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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:49 PM
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A-Rod opts out
Edited on Sun Oct-28-07 09:53 PM by bigwillq
BC-BBA--Yankees-Rodriguez,0088
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A-Rod opts out of deal
Rodriguez opts out of contact with New York Yankees
By RONALD BLUM
AP Baseball Writer
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.
AP-ES-10-28-07 2240EDT





Just came over the wire at work.It's up on ESPN.com too.
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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:52 PM
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1. Hmmm...back to shortstop mebbe?
Here in NYC I won't miss him so terribly. Interested to see what's next, for all involved.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:56 PM
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2. Added to the story
By RONALD BLUM
AP Baseball Writer
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.
Rodriguezs decision, announced by agent Scott Boras during Game 4 of the World Series, makes him eligible to become a free agent.
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.
Alexs 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 didnt want to make any decisions until he knew what they were going.



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Drum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:57 PM
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3. Chew thoroughly, Mr. Steinbrenner....
:evilgrin:
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:00 PM
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7. Alexs decision was one based on not knowing what his closer, his catcher statured pitchers
Who owns the team? Steinbrenner or A-Rod
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WCGreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:58 PM
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4. HE should come to Cleveland for $ 10 million a year...
What does he have to lose...

We would kick ass...

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 09:59 PM
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5. If the Dodgers sign him
I'll become a Giants fan.

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Reverend_Smitty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:00 PM
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6. lol you don't want to eat those words in a month
:evilgrin:
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:05 PM
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9. I'm serious
It was bad enough in the '70s when they picked up ex-Giants Juan Marichal and Dick Dietz. If they sign that shit-sucking motherfucker, they'll lose my respect. The Dodgers had the best minor-league system in baseball until they tore it down a few years ago. I will NOT support a ball club that tries to buy a championship.

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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:13 PM
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12. Total payroll in 2007 was $121 million.
$88 million is already on the books for 2008.

I think he's worth making a low-mid bid.
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:15 PM
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14. Maybe to them
Not to me.

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ellisonz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:03 PM
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8. Why?
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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:05 PM
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10. See above (n.t)
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Initech Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 11:01 PM
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19. A-Rod needs Hollywood. The Dodgers would be a perfect fit for him.
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SallyMander Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:07 PM
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11. GAWD i hope the Sox don't try to pick him up
He's such a primadonna
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bluestateguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:15 PM
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13. Leave it to the Evil Empire Yankees to steal the spotlight
Can't they let us all have our Yankee-free World Series please!?

Must we be bombarded with their name-dropping personell nonsense?

"Torre, Girardi, A-Rod, Riviera, blah, blah....."
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NNadir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:21 PM
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15. The Yankees pull this whiny bullshit every year.
I'm not a Red Sox fan, but I hear what you're saying.
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:23 PM
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16. That's funny...A-Rod and his agent decide to go for more money
make the announcement while the World Series is still going on (even though he has ten days after the Series ends to decide to opt out) and it's the YANKEES' fault.

Yankee hatred will make you silly alright.
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bluedigger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:52 PM
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17. Not the Yankees fault...
but what a dickwad! Letting the news out during a WS game! Sheesh!

He'll never see one...
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BeyondGeography Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Oct-28-07 10:59 PM
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18. No kidding...I only pray that the Yankees let him go
We won World Series with Charlie Hayes and Scott Brosius at 3B. There is plenty of life after A-Rod.
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