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#1 thefiestygoat

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:06 PM

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DENVER -- Alex Rodriguez notified the Yankees on Sunday that he's opting out of his record $252 million contract, SI.com has learned.

Rodriguez's decision means he will become a free agent and be able to negotiate with all clubs. Rodriguez's bombshell move will shake up the entire winter for the Yankees -- who had hoped to retain him with a big extension -- as well as other big-market clubs that will now pursue him.

Rodriguez's agent Scott Boras said he sent word of the opt-out in writing Sunday and left phone and text messages for Yankees general manager Brian Cashman.

According to team president Randy Levine, the Yankees were unaware of Rodriguez's decision.

The Yankees have said that once A-Rod opts out, they wil not pursue him, since they will lose the benefit of the Texas Rangers' $30-million subsidy.

"Alex made the decision today,'' Boras said. "I thought we should notify the club.''
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I hope they don't even try to re-sign him. He was already making a ton of money, this is redicilous. Its time for the Yankees to move on from this guy. Obviously he doesn't want to remain in New York.

I thought this guy was a winner, but I guess he is just in it for the money. I really gave this guy break after break and cheered for him. I think he has just dissed all the fans who stuck by him through his struggles.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:10 PM

All about the Benjamins, baby.
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:12 PM

Interesting that Lowell is a free agent on the red sox. What a blow this would be to the yankees if he goes there.
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:14 PM

252 million dollars. :o
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:17 PM

252 million dollars. :o

Yep, and its not enough for him. Its really sick that he wants more money. I can understand wanting to get out of New York, but all he has been about over this opt out thing is money.
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:20 PM

please, not lowell. please not another horrendous signing based on a lucky year.

alex rodriguez is pure vanity - i get the sense that when you make as much money as alex does, it's not about money anymore - it's about being #1. there's still a chance he signs with the yankees - it's entirely possible that brian cashman was bluffing. boras is calling that bluff. now the yankees wait for the market to appear for a-rod, and swoop in with an offer if there's no one who wants his absurd asking price.
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 10:28 PM

Cashman will eat his words?
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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:09 PM

A-Rod will sign with the montgomery biscuits aa minor league team

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:34 PM

Yeah. God forbid the Yanks get an experienced third baseman who's actually affordable and doesn't go into the tank in the postseason and wins WS MVP reminding me of another money Yankee third baseman Scott Brosius.


Well, it's finally official. What I always knew about this brainwashed primadona:


He's officially A-Fraud!


He and his pile of dirt agent can go stick it where the sun don't shine. They deserve each other. Maybe they already had each other. I wouldn't be shocked. They take the RD classic term of butt buddies to a whole new level.


Da Cbi Daniyah A-FRAUD!


Don't let the door hit ya on the way out.



And finally, to think that it was the Player's Association which prevented him from being a Red Sock. Does anyone including our biggest Boston supporter actually believe that the Red Sox would've won two world championships if they had subtracted Manny Ramirez who btw could care less about all the kinds of sh!t A-Rod does and added Alex? I sure as hell don't.

They should rename Alex' four Pinstripe years the A-Rod Error. Sure, he'll win his second MVP and put up remarkable numbers this past season and overall. But for all of that production, it got them zilch when it counted and a big reason why was that the unlucky No.13 suddenly got nervous and felt the immense pressure doing virtually nothing.


It's not all his fault but in many ways he was the face of the failure. The face of sports' winningest franchise rolling over in the most epic collapse and three straight first round exits.


I honestly am not worried about who plays third next year. It's time for the Yanks to wake up and change their philosophy. Sadly, with how disjointed they're run, I can't say I'm too confident.


Let Alex go to California so he can sunbathe himself. A reunion with Torre in Dodger blue???

Wait and see.


He can have the home run record and the biggest money contract ever. But until he wins a championship, he'll always be a loser.

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Posted 28 October 2007 - 11:57 PM

that 'loser' is the reason you guys even made the playoffs. honestly a big LOL to anyone who thinks the team won't miss arod.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:10 AM

"OH MY GOODNESS GRACIOUS" - is that assrod in the booth ? the greatest living yankee... ?

Funny that it took all you yankee fans this long to realize what everyone already knew... :rolleyes:
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:39 AM

Diablo, I like ya but not every Yankee fan lives under a vacuum. The real fans could tell what a fraud he was. I'm glad he won't be around anymore.


P.S. Without big 2nd halfs from Cano, Matsui, Abreu, Damon and the addition of Joba, they don't make the postseason.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:47 AM

One other thought. How ridiculous does it look that this came out the way it did with the Red Sox winning their second World Series? Upstaging the WS is pathetic. All to steal the back pages. I hate Bora$.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 12:57 AM

Diablo, I like ya but not every Yankee fan lives under a vacuum. The real fans could tell what a fraud he was. I'm glad he won't be around anymore.
P.S. Without big 2nd halfs from Cano, Matsui, Abreu, Damon and the addition of Joba, they don't make the postseason.

Most of the ones I know do and by the previous posts they also seem to - cmon if you heard the radio this summer he was mantle, dimaggo ruth and gehrg .
As far as Boras.. he is what he is which is very good at his job making the most money for his client, much like assrod who wants the most for his skill.
Its like the story of the frog and the scorpion ... jeez you knew my nature I am a scorpion... :rolleyes:
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:01 AM

Please don't become Mike Lupica. :-P
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:06 AM

A-Rod carried the yankees on his back the whole first half of the season and is going to win a hands down uncontestable 2nd MVP as a Yankee but yea the yankees wont miss him. I'm a life long yankee yankee fan ordained it from birth and even I am not this blind. The guy didn't even do that poorly in the playoffs this year but yea we won't miss him. It will be easy to replace 156 RBIS 54 Homeruns and 143 Runs. No problem. LMAO your insane. There is no post season if A-Rod isnt on that team. Jaba and the bunch don't get the chance in the 2nd half to make the push if A-rod doesn't carry them to that point.
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:07 AM

One other thought. How ridiculous does it look that this came out the way it did with the Red Sox winning their second World Series? Upstaging the WS is pathetic. All to steal the back pages. I hate Bora$.


I don't look at it like that. I look at it as icing on the cake for the Red Sox fan. Good night for them. Extra good.

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Posted 29 October 2007 - 01:17 AM

Please don't become Mike Lupica. :-P

Just calling it the way I see it Derek - you dont gotta like it ...
and dont you become mr neverson ... :rolleyes:
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:42 AM

Whos gonna give him more $$ then the yanks?
quite a move, boras as the chochas
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Posted 29 October 2007 - 09:45 AM

Whos gonna give him more $$ then the yanks?
quite a move, boras as the chochas


the Giants? (Replace Bonds)
the Cubs? (Pinella likes him)

still..a total douche move to not wait a few HOURS and let the Red Sox have their moment, but have to get it announced DURING the game right???

He'll break every record in the book and while Bonds gets stigma for steroids... A-Rod till forever have the stigma of being the biggest choke "Superstar" of all time...but hey I guess $35 mil a year buys a lotta tickets for the World Series :P
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