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 Post subject: A-rod
PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:21 pm 
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I heard this morning on the philly sports radio station that the yankees might be looking to move a-rod in the offseason and will pay most of his deal to un load him, would it be worth taking a shot if we could get a similar to the burnett trade? maybe we strike gold from the yankees twice in a row?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 9:31 pm 
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Would ARod & Jones at 1b & RF be better than Jones & Snider? I would assume ARod could play 1b.


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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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His ego won't allow him to go to Pittsburgh. He has to be in the spotlight.

From a baseball standpoint, I would take him and throw him at SS. His defense will probably suck, but we know his bat will be better.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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The word I had heard this morning was the Marlins. My Rays might be interested - hope not.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:56 am 
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bucco boy wrote:
His ego won't allow him to go to Pittsburgh. He has to be in the spotlight.

From a baseball standpoint, I would take him and throw him at SS. His defense will probably suck, but we know his bat will be better.


His bat wouldn't make up for his defense.

Clint Barmes' 2nd half is more than adequate at SS. Especially since his D is above average. SS to me is very low on the list of needs. C and SP are at the top.


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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 1:59 am 
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bucco boy wrote:
His ego won't allow him to go to Pittsburgh. He has to be in the spotlight.

From a baseball standpoint, I would take him and throw him at SS. His defense will probably suck, but we know his bat will be better.


That being said though, if you told him he was going to play SS here, he probably would approve the trade in a heartbeat. Combine that with the small media market, less pressure, and he will probably hit around 270-280 and 25 HR.


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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 6:23 am 
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rellimie wrote:
bucco boy wrote:
His ego won't allow him to go to Pittsburgh. He has to be in the spotlight.

From a baseball standpoint, I would take him and throw him at SS. His defense will probably suck, but we know his bat will be better.


His bat wouldn't make up for his defense.

Clint Barmes' 2nd half is more than adequate at SS. Especially since his D is above average. SS to me is very low on the list of needs. C and SP are at the top.

Let's think about this for a second. A-Rod is a natural SS and agreed to move to third when the Yankees got him so as to keep Jeter happy. Yankee fans have wanted him gone for years -- he got little respect and no love from them. He's clearly near the end of his career but if the Yankees pay most of his salary, I take him in a 'New York' min.
Compare Barmes to him even at his age is silly. No contest-- we better be looking at him as an upgrade -- big time.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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I think ARod would be a good investment for the Bucs like AJ was. Escaping the high pressure of being a New York Yankee would probably be beneficial to ARod.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 8:48 am 
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Piss on A-Rod. I'm sorry, but character-wise, there are very few guys in sports as terrible as A-Rod is. He's a complete egomaniac who only cares about himself. Just look at his statement after another amazingly terrible post season performance where he actually says "..next year I'll be on a mission!"....ummm...you make 30 million dollars a year EVERY year. Shouldn't you be on a mission EVERY year?

It's been the same cycle with him since he entered NY, after getting busted for roids. Not live up to the hype for a season, bomb in the post season, then come back the next year to have an MVP year to prove the doubters wrong! Even if NY picked up his contract, what do we get? A season of A-Rod where he's out to shit on his critics and stick it to NY, and after the novelty of that wears off to him, he probably stops caring again by the following year. Give up a motivated Pedro Alvarez, who hit 30 HR's this past season for A-Rod? No. Give up top prospects at all for A-Rod? No. Let the Dodgers take him. He's perfect for them.


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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:32 am 
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I wouldn't take him, regardless of how much salary NY is willing to eat. And I say this knowing that he's performed as well as possible in miserable situation in the Big Apple. I think BB got it right: Rodriguez is too much of a media whore to go back to a small market, even if he wanted the chance to move back to SS. I am sure that a change of scenery would do him good, but he carries too much downside for fragile, but young and promising, Buc's team to take him on.


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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:38 am 
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He has 5 years left on his deal, even if the Yankees eat all but $40 million (they would have to pay $74 million plus marketing agreements for HR milestones at $6 million each) we would be paying him $8 million a year at age 42. No. He would never approve a deal here anyway.

He would be a clear upgrade, the whole A-rod stinks thing is a NY media fabrication. He is still a 3 WAR 3B.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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IF Arod could still play shortstop this would be an awesome move for the Pirates...although I doubt he would want to come to Pittsburgh...

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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In a perfect world, yes...but there's no way NYY eats enough money to make it a viable option.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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Starting in 2014 we have an additional 26 million a year to spend. This is the sort of move we need to make.


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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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Mister Pittsburgh wrote:
Starting in 2014 we have an additional 26 million a year to spend. This is the sort of move we need to make.


I tend to agree. The Pirates need to think out of the box. That being said, he can veto any trade.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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There is no way in hell that he would want to play for the bucs

He would honestly retire before he would become a Pirate.


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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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fuzzy159 wrote:
There is no way in hell that he would want to play for the bucs

He would honestly retire before he would become a Pirate.

Absolutely not. There's no way A-Rod gives up 5 years of salary merely because he gets traded to a team he doesn't like.

It's a moot point anyway. He has a full no-trade clause in his contract. He controls his own destiny.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
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IA Pirate wrote:
Mister Pittsburgh wrote:
Starting in 2014 we have an additional 26 million a year to spend. This is the sort of move we need to make.


I tend to agree. The Pirates need to think out of the box. That being said, he can veto any trade.


Outside the box is fine, that's what gets you AJ Burnett for nothing in trade.

Making terrible decisions to garner publicity is not a good idea.

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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
PostPosted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 7:16 pm 
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Mister Pittsburgh wrote:
Starting in 2014 we have an additional 26 million a year to spend. This is the sort of move we need to make.


The Pirates had a payroll of around 64 million last year. Add in all the raises for arbitration, signing Walker long term, that 26 million will go fast.


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