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Was listening to Bob Costas on radio talking about ARod. A guest on the show (missed his name) said that he had talked with many GM's, and other team officials, about the ARod situation. He said that apparently Scott Boras has been quietly putting out feelers to certain teams, and the concensus of many is that if ARod takes the out clause in his contract, the asking price will be a whopping 8 yrs at $30-$40M/yr PLUS part ownership of the team. He also said that the only team he thinks would even consider such a deal is the Red Sox...because John Henry is crazy enough to do it and he has the money.

All I can say is...WOW!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

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Was listening to Bob Costas on radio talking about ARod. A guest on the show (missed his name) said that he had talked with many GM's, and other team officials, about the ARod situation. He said that apparently Scott Boras has been quietly putting out feelers to certain teams, and the concensus of many is that if ARod takes the out clause in his contract, the asking price will be a whopping 8 yrs at $30-$40M/yr PLUS part ownership of the team. He also said that the only team he thinks would even consider such a deal is the Red Sox...because John Henry is crazy enough to do it and he has the money.

All I can say is...WOW!!!! :eek::eek::eek:

Boras and asking prices are irrelevant. His asking price for Jered Weaver was $10.5m, he got him $4m. The relevant question the reporters should be asking is how high would a team be willing to go.

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Boras and asking prices are irrelevant. His asking price for Jered Weaver was $10.5m, he got him $4m. The relevant question the reporters should be asking is how high would a team be willing to go.

There's a BIG difference between Weaver and ARod, but I think the question of how much a team would be willing to pay was answered when the guest stated only the Red Sox could afford the apparent asking price. Personally, I don't think any team would be that crazy.

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There's a BIG difference between Weaver and ARod, but I think the question of how much a team would be willing to pay was answered when the guest stated only the Red Sox could afford the apparent asking price. Personally, I don't think any team would be that crazy.

What they could afford also doesn't matter much if they aren't willing to pay it... Peter Angelos could afford to pay that price but I'm more likely to be the Orioles opening day starter next year then the Orioles are to come anywhere near that kind of asking price for ARod. Boras is a smart guy, I think he's trying to put ridiculous numbers out there so that whomever does sign him won't face the scorn and ridicule that Tom Hicks did when he signed ARod the last time. Everyone knows that Boras got Hicks to bid against him self bidding at least $50m than the next highest offer. I think what Boras is doing is trying to plant the seed so that when he talks to some team this offseason and lies to them by saying he has a team willing to pay X that the GM/OWNER will believe that might be accurate.

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Hmmmm.....I wonder how the fans in Boston would treat him should he end up there.....didn't he big time DISS Boston a couple of years ago when he backed out of a deal and signed with the hated MFY's?:002_ssuprised:

My memory is suspect... but I think MLB nixxed that deal. Or the MLBPA. They had a deal worked out, which shifted some of the money around, backloaded it. The Union stopped it because it supposedly lowered the value. Point is, AROD didn't diss them. Boston fans probably still have plenty of issues with him tho... :P

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Boras and asking prices are irrelevant. His asking price for Jered Weaver was $10.5m, he got him $4m. The relevant question the reporters should be asking is how high would a team be willing to go.

Some team will go at least 28 a year and i think he goes over 30.

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My memory is suspect... but I think MLB nixxed that deal. Or the MLBPA. They had a deal worked out, which shifted some of the money around, backloaded it. The Union stopped it because it supposedly lowered the value. Point is, AROD didn't diss them. Boston fans probably still have plenty of issues with him tho... :P

That's correct... the Players Union or Donald Fehr for that matter nixed the deal.

From Sox fans love to hate A-Rod dated July 16, 2005 -

Boston baseball desperately wanted Rodriguez in the winter of 2003-04, but when Donald Fehr put the kibosh on A-Rod-to-Boston, Sox Nation turned on Rodriguez with the fire and fury of a thousand suns.
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Some team will go at least 28 a year and i think he goes over 30.

I have to agree with this. I never thought I'd live to see players getting $20+ Mil. a year or deals over 8 years, but Rodriguez blew both of those away. If any player out there is capable of getting that type of deal, it's ARod. God help any team that signs him merely to put fans in the seats.

I know this is terrible, but I almost want to see him sign with a midmarket team, just to watch as the contract cripples that franchise for the next decade.

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Part ownership of the team? That has to be a joke.

Depends on how big a part. Jim McKay, Tom Clancy and Pam Shriver are part owners of the Orioles. That doesn't mean they have a big enough part to be running things.

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