A-RodAlex 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!

(13) Comments   


Jerry on 28 October, 2007 at 9:40 pm #

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.

D to tha Lizzay on 29 October, 2007 at 8:34 am #

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.

SATAN on 29 October, 2007 at 4:23 pm #


SearchRoads on 29 October, 2007 at 4:38 pm #

Highest paid player in baseball a free agent, and probably no longer a Yankee.

Make a differnce on 29 October, 2007 at 4:57 pm #

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.

Brian on 29 October, 2007 at 5:04 pm #

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.

The World's Smartest Man on 29 October, 2007 at 5:26 pm #

I hate the yankess and A-rod. Great post though!

Mark C. O'Connor on 29 October, 2007 at 5:31 pm #

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.

Darel99 on 29 October, 2007 at 6:03 pm #

Who cares?

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

Aphex on 29 October, 2007 at 6:15 pm #

Darel99 -
No, no.
This is totally very important news.
Very important.


Keep bickering over this, please. Especially if you are a baby boomer – since you’ve already done -so much- to help this nation.


BD on 29 October, 2007 at 9:16 pm #

He is going to Atlanta… Just released.

Pode on 30 October, 2007 at 9:39 am #

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.”

George on 2 November, 2007 at 12:57 pm #

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.

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