A-Rod's starting point: $350M

A-Rod's starting point: $350M

There are 12 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Nov 3, 2007, titled A-Rod's starting point: $350M. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

The Yankees were told by agent Scott Boras that they could not meet with Alex Rodriguez unless they presented an extension offer that guaranteed the star $350 million "as a floor." Boras' remarks, first ...

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Cedric Durst OF

Boca Raton, FL

#1 Nov 3, 2007
I sincerely hope that the Yanks (and the rest of MLB) tell Choke-Rod and Boras where to stick their $350 mil.The Chokesters original contract was another nail in MLB's coffin. As it is the average fan almost needs to take out a second mortgage to afford to attend a game.Well the Yanks should move on.His departure will fill that hole at 3rd.
Wally Schang

Boca Raton, FL

#2 Nov 3, 2007
Cedric Durst OF wrote:
I sincerely hope that the Yanks (and the rest of MLB) tell Choke-Rod and Boras where to stick their $350 mil.The Chokesters original contract was another nail in MLB's coffin. As it is the average fan almost needs to take out a second mortgage to afford to attend a game.Well the Yanks should move on.His departure will fill that hole at 3rd.
I do not think any player is worth the monetary figures being bandied about.Brain surgeons and rocket scientists do not make that kind of money. Their specialities are much more important to society than a ballplayer's or any other entertainer. Dont get me wrong. I love a good game of whatever sport is in season. But put things in perspective. Remeber the baseball and hockey strikes? We survived them all proving that sports are not life essential.
beguiled

Salisbury, MA

#3 Nov 3, 2007
Please Red Sox,leave this prima donna alone.We don't need him.
Wally Schang

Boca Raton, FL

#4 Nov 3, 2007
beguiled wrote:
Please Red Sox,leave this prima donna alone.We don't need him.
3 years ago Bosox fans were upset that they didn't get him. Well $350 mil and he's yours.
Sherlock Holmes

Russell Springs, KY

#5 Nov 3, 2007
Wally Schang wrote:
<quoted text>I do not think any player is worth the monetary figures being bandied about.Brain surgeons and rocket scientists do not make that kind of money. Their specialities are much more important to society than a ballplayer's or any other entertainer. Dont get me wrong. I love a good game of whatever sport is in season. But put things in perspective. Remeber the baseball and hockey strikes? We survived them all proving that sports are not life essential.
I agree with you that many specialists much more vital to our society make less money. I also agree that sports are not life essential. However, MLB is a huge business. If you are helping put rear-ends in the seats, then you are worth your hire(whatever that may be). It is worth whatever the market will bear. For many years, owners made the profits and stuck it to the players. Now it has turned around almost(not quite) 180 degrees. You are correct about the average people not being able to afford a big league game. I would like to see player paid by performance....but even that would have its problems: intangible skills that can't be measured; managers sitting players so they can't reach their numbers...I guess we are stuck with the system as it is. One of the worst aspects of free-agency, for me, is that there is little continuity on the individual teams. When I was kid, I could pretty much count on many of the same players being on my favorite team the next season. I even knew who was coming up in the minors to eventually replace them. Its hard for me to follow a team when the better players probably won't be there for much more than one 3-4 year contract. Just my opinion.

Sherlock Holmes
Diamond Detective
facts

United States

#6 Nov 3, 2007
What a joke. Cedric is 100% correct. No MLB team should pay ARod what he asking for. If noone pays him then Mr. ARod has to come back to reality. Unfortuantely some owner is going to give him the money because they see $$$$$ in their near future. The prices of tix. will go up. No to mention food, parking, suveneirs, etc.
Nobody is worth that much money. When is enough money for this greedy phuck. He left 81 milion for the next 3 years on the table, because he didn't think it was enough money. He should be ashamed of himself. He is playing a sport, not discovering a cure for a disease. I hope my Mets are not thinking of getting this greedy phuck to play for them. He is one of the most expensive cancers in the history of sports.
Michael

Royal Oak, MI

#7 Nov 3, 2007
HE WILL NEVER GET THAT MUCH BORAS HAS GONE BEYOND HIS REACH
Michael

Royal Oak, MI

#8 Nov 3, 2007
Wally Schang wrote:
<quoted text>3 years ago Bosox fans were upset that they didn't get him. Well $350 mil and he's yours.
BORAS SAID IT WOULD TAKE 350 MIL FOR THE YANKEES TO SIGN HIM
Peanut Vendor

Boca Raton, FL

#10 Nov 3, 2007
Michael wrote:
<quoted text>BORAS SAID IT WOULD TAKE 350 MIL FOR THE YANKEES TO SIGN HIM
Do you really think he will play for less elsewhere?
SAM

Atlanta, GA

#11 Nov 3, 2007
SEND HIM TO THE MARLINS!
SEE WHAT HE CAN DO IN MIA.
IF HE CAN'T HELP, THERES ALWAYS
K-MART!

“Truth, Justice, & American Way”

Since: Sep 07

Fort Lauderdale

#12 Nov 3, 2007
We once defined obscenity as being without any redeeming social value. For an athlete to demand $350,000,000 is obscene.

I would not be surprised if he gets it, for America values sports over education.

America believes in education: the average professor earns more money in a year than a professional athlete earns in a whole week.- Evan Esar
Vinny

Stratford, CT

#13 Nov 14, 2007
I think you shold stay with the Yankees. Because
there the best team.I dont care about the mony.
IJust want to have fun and Play!

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