The Yankees Still Owe Alex Rodriguez $114 Million

Oct 12, 2012 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Silicon Alley Insider

If Alex Rodriguez were a free agent this off-season, would anybody give the aging slugger a $100 million contract? Would anybody even think about giving the 37-year-old a five-year deal? Well, that is the scenario facing the New York Yankees who still owe ARod $114 million over the next five years.

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chris

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Oct 12, 2012
 
Doesn't Texas have to pay a portion of that contract?

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Oct 13, 2012
 
chris wrote:
Doesn't Texas have to pay a portion of that contract?
Not any more. A-Rod had an opt out clause which he exercised and his present contract represents an entire new deal that the Rangers are in no way responsible for.
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Oct 15, 2012
 
The rumor on a couple of sites is that the Dodgers might have interest in A-Rod. I doubt it's accurate but if it is, take the bag of balls and give the Dodgers a few million and move on.

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#4
Oct 16, 2012
 
A-Rod is only a shadow of what he used to be, but I am sure he still could still be an upgrade for somebody.
Billy Martin Temper Rage

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#5
Oct 16, 2012
 
Angels will soon be in a similar situation with Pujols.

Chavez giving Yanks same production at the plate and on the bag as A-Rod, and for a fraction of the cost.

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Oct 16, 2012
 
Billy Martin Temper Rage wrote:
Angels will soon be in a similar situation with Pujols.
Chavez giving Yanks same production at the plate and on the bag as A-Rod, and for a fraction of the cost.
Chavez is actually considered to be a better defensive third baseman.

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#7
Oct 16, 2012
 
Rodriguez would probably be more valuable to a team as a shortstop. Even with his falling production, he would be a considerably better than average hitter for a SS. At third, he is now no better than average as a hitter compared to others at 3B.
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Oct 16, 2012
 
A-Rod's days as a shortstop are LONG GONE!!!
Billy Martin Potty Mouth

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Oct 16, 2012
 

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flbadcatowner wrote:
Rodriguez would probably be more valuable to a team as a shortstop. Even with his falling production, he would be a considerably better than average hitter for a SS. At third, he is now no better than average as a hitter compared to others at 3B.
He probably would have been a better SS all along. BUT with the Team Captain at SS it wasn't ever gonna happen.
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Oct 16, 2012
 
Jammer Man wrote:
A-Rod's days as a shortstop are LONG GONE!!!
Agreed, heck maybe he can replace Swish at RF.

Jeter has lost much of his range, but at least he can still bat.

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#11
Oct 16, 2012
 
Jammer Man wrote:
A-Rod's days as a shortstop are LONG GONE!!!
He can still play it and his range is at least the equal of Jeter if not better and he has a much stronger arm which would allow him to increase his range by being able to play deeper and still throw out runners.

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