The Arod Debacle

Buster Olney, for ESPN.com, reports that Alex Rodriguez actually gave a figure to the Yankees for the salary which would make him stay in New York. The figure? An astronomical (it’s beyond belief, really) $350 million.

“But team executives were told, sources say, that in order to arrange a meeting with Rodriguez, they would have to be prepared to make an extension offer that would take the third baseman’s deal up to a total value of $350 million. That means that the offer the Yankees intended to propose would have been more than $100 million short.”

The offer that the Yankees were intending to propose called for an extension offer totaling $150 million over the span of five years; as a result, Arod would have made about $230 million over eight years had he chosen to stay with New York. So we have Alex Rodriguez and Scott Boras making the announcement that Arod is opting out of his contract during Game 4 of the World Series. Now this news leaks out. Clearly the contract terms by Arod and Boras were going to be rejected, and if not rejected outright, at least conceded (and the Yankees made a generous concession). However, the bottom line here is that Alex Rodriguez didn’t want to remain a Yankee, and his wheelings-and-dealings can be easily dissected. Shame on both Arod and Scott Boras.

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~ by mlb2007playoffs on November 2, 2007.

One Response to “The Arod Debacle”

  1. […] thought to be interested in Rodriguez. Arod’s agent, Scott Boras, asked the Yankees to make a $350 million offer just to get a meeting with A-Rod before he opted out of his deal. The Yankees will not be offering […]

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