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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
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 10:49 am 
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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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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
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 7:40 pm 
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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
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:45 am 
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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
PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2012 10:29 pm 
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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
PostPosted: Sun Oct 21, 2012 10:27 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: A-rod
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2012 9:16 am 
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Willton wrote:
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.


That is why I said there is no way he plays for the Bucs....


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