Alex Rodriguez, the highest paid player in Major League Baseball, has decided during the middle of the fourth game of the world series, that he will opt out of his $252 Million, 10 year contract with the Yankees. His agent, Scott Boras spread the news that A-Rod is now eligible as a free agent.
Brian Cashman, the GM of the Yankees, has repeatedly said that if Rodriguez decides to opt out of his contract that the Yankees will not deal with him or try to sign him as a free agent. Rodriguez sited the unquestionables in the Yankees organization right now as part of the reason for deciding to terminate his current contract. The Yankees are going through a management change, ownership transfer from father to sons, and there are many players who may be leaving this off season.
What does this mean for the rest of the league? It means that the best player in baseball could be on your team next year! Likely bidders are the Boston Red Sox, Anaheim Angels, Chicago Cubs, Los Angeles Dodgers, and our own San Francisco Giants.
Let’s hope that the Giants decide to make a run at this superstar!
We’ve spent a lot of money on some rather ordinary players over the past few years. A-Rod is an extraordinary player. Signing him would put us back in contention immediately. If there’s any way at all to do it, this is a no-brainer.
I personally would love to see ARod as a Giant. I think that the Angels are front runners right now though, but I really don’t have much evidence to back that up. I think that in terms of NEED, the Giants are the team on that list with the most to gain… Maybe Sabean will make this happen – he’d look good in Orange and Black.
GOD’S A YANKEE FAN, WHICH IS WHY HE ALLOWED ME TO BUY GAY-ROD’S SOUL. THE YANKS HAVEN’T BEEN TO THE POSTSEASON SINCE THIS >CHOKE
Highest paid player in baseball a free agent, and probably no longer a Yankee.
Here’s a novel idea, take all that money he going to get from which ever team he chooses and give it to the people that really matter…Doctors, Teachers, cures for diseases. There are loads of people that could use it more than one guy who is just going to buy a Bentley with it anyway. Lame.
Make a difference: You must be a doctor or the child of one, because those are the only people that complain that doctors don’t make enough money.
I hate the yankess and A-rod. Great post though!
I think we can all spend multiple millions on better schools, fighting poverty, etc. But this is a BASEBALL blog, ergo, we accept that ballplayers are paid way too much to play a silly kid’s game (albeit the greatest silly game ever!). Of course, ballplayers are peons compared to the CEOs that sign their checks, but never mind. A-Rod is a great player, and I don’t believe he is a ‘choke’ or any such thing. It is a TEAM sport, no one person can make that much difference. Would he improve the Giants? Sure. Can managment ‘afford’ him? You bet, despite what they say. Do I want him? No. I want to see the team develop the youngsters. I’d rather lose a lot over the next few years and plow the money into the farm system, the scouting, the player evaluation, the instructional staff, etc. than buy FAs (our luck has been poor lately). A-Rod would allow the Giants to do what we did with Barry–assume he could carry all the load and fail to fill in the weak spots. We need a comprehensive team-wide approach, not a splashy big dollar extravaganza.
We have real issues in our nation. The value of our dollar has dropped.
We still have our troops in Iraq
FEMA prefers to give fake news events
Wake up people we need to spend more time with issues in our nation then caring a dam about alex rodriquez contract
This is totally very important news.
Keep bickering over this, please. Especially if you are a baby boomer – since you’ve already done -so much- to help this nation.
He is going to Atlanta… Just released.
The Red Sox should offer him Lowell’s wage and say, “If you want to be rich, good luck. If you want to win, come with us.”
The Giants need a replacement for Barry Bonds to fill the seats, and wouldn’t it be ironic for Rodriguez’s chase of Bonds’ career home run mark to take place in San Francisco? AWESOME!!!! I found a betting line that has the Cubs as the team most likely to get him, I really want the Giants to sign him though.