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chisoxmike
10-29-2007, 11:59 PM
Headline on Chicagosports.com

A-Rod to Cubs? Not with A-Ram (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-071029cubs,1,3333302.story?coll=cs-home-headlines)
Alex Rodriguez not likely to end up with Sox either
While Wrigley Field continues its winter makeover, the Cubs brass and scouting department convenes Tuesday, to consider a little cosmetic surgery on the current roster.

http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-071029cubs,1,3333302.story?coll=cs-home-headlines


But, if you read the story, it doesn't even mention the Sox. Thanks, Paul for the breaking news! :thumbsup:

ilsox7
10-30-2007, 12:03 AM
Headline on Chicagosports.com



http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-071029cubs,1,3333302.story?coll=cs-home-headlines


But, if you read the story, it doesn't even mention the Sox. Thanks, Paul for the breaking news! :thumbsup:

There are two articles there. One about the Sox and one about the Cubs. Each addresses the Rodriguez situation.

chisoxmike
10-30-2007, 12:07 AM
Its just more bad reporting on the Trib's part by adding that sub-headline to the story. They just had to add that to the Cubs story. "IT'S OK CUBS FANS! HE'S NOT GOING TO THE SOX! BECAUSE WE SAID SO!"

The story on the Sox linked below has is a line on how A-Rod's free agency will benefit the Sox. Really?

chaerulez
10-30-2007, 12:21 AM
I think A-Rod could go back to playing SS without much of a problem.

He's still young, athletic and has the ability.

Unless the Cubs would prefer Ryan Theriot.

DrCrawdad
10-30-2007, 08:56 AM
Headline on Chicagosports.com



http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-071029cubs,1,3333302.story?coll=cs-home-headlines


But, if you read the story, it doesn't even mention the Sox. Thanks, Paul for the breaking news! :thumbsup:

What an odd take on the story at ChicagoSports.com. Last night I heard Keith Olbermann talking about A-Rod. FWIW Keith said that he believes A-Rod is headed to the West Coast, either the Dodgers or the Angels, but he said that he believes a deal is already done with the Angels.

DrCrawdad
10-30-2007, 09:11 AM
Not unexpected but the Cubune reports today (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-071029arod,1,2940079.story?coll=cs-home-headlines) that MLB officials are VERY UNHAPPY with A-Rod and Scott Boras for their announcement on Sunday during game four of the World Series.

"We were very disappointed that Scott Boras would try to upstage our premier baseball event of the season with his announcement," Bob DuPuy, baseball's chief operating officer, said Monday...

"There was no reason to make an announcement last night other than to try to put his selfish interests and that of one individual player above the overall good of the game," DuPuy said...

Boras said causing a distraction was an unintended consequence.Later in the article Boras apologized.

Reports are that the Yankees were prepared to offer A-Rod a 4 or 5 year extension worth 25-30 million dollars per year. Wouldn't it be funny if A-Rod ended up with a deal less than what the Yankees were going to offer?

:payrod:

DumpJerry
10-30-2007, 09:20 AM
The story on the Sox linked below has is a line on how A-Rod's free agency will benefit the Sox. Really?

He writes that the Yankees might be on the market for a Third Baseman if they don't want to rely on their prospect which means Crede or Fields could change pinstripes.

Reports are that the Yankees were prepared to offer A-Rod a 4 or 5 year extension worth 25-30 million dollars per year. Wouldn't it be funny if A-Rod ended up with a deal less than what the Yankees were going to offer?
Since the cost of living is so high in New York compared to everywhere else, he won't need that much money elsewhere (like in Kansas City) to make ends meet.

soxfan13
10-30-2007, 10:11 AM
Not unexpected but the Cubune reports today (http://chicagosports.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/cs-071029arod,1,2940079.story?coll=cs-home-headlines) that MLB officials are VERY UNHAPPY with A-Rod and Scott Boras for their announcement on Sunday during game four of the World Series.

Later in the article Boras apologized.

Reports are that the Yankees were prepared to offer A-Rod a 4 or 5 year extension worth 25-30 million dollars per year. Wouldn't it be funny if A-Rod ended up with a deal less than what the Yankees were going to offer?

:payrod:



Why would it be funny if he ended up with less money? Eveybody is sooo fast to say he rejected the Yanks for more money. Maybe he just didnt want to be in New York anymore.

Gremlin3
10-30-2007, 10:20 AM
I think that more than likely he just didn't want to be a Yankee anymore. I'm also sick of the whole payrod thing. Doesn't almost everyone here want to get paid as much as they possibly can? That's how things work.

thedudeabides
10-30-2007, 11:30 AM
I think A-Rod could go back to playing SS without much of a problem.

He's still young, athletic and has the ability.

Unless the Cubs would prefer Ryan Theriot.

He's also about 30 pounds heavier than when he last played shortstop.

Nellie_Fox
10-30-2007, 11:54 AM
Doesn't almost everyone here want to get paid as much as they possibly can? That's how things work.Actually, no. Once they are making enough money to meet all of their imaginable needs and wants, most people start thinking about things like being happy where they are, self-fulfillment, that kind of thing, not where they can squeeze another buck out of life.

JohnTucker0814
10-30-2007, 12:04 PM
Actually, no. Once they are making enough money to meet all of their imaginable needs and wants, most people start thinking about things like being happy where they are, self-fulfillment, that kind of thing, not where they can squeeze another buck out of life.

He will RETIRE WHEN HE'S 40... Most of us retire at 60 and then try to find things like being happy where we are, self-fulfillment, that kind of stuff. He's in his mid 30's... he has plenty of time to think about being happy and self-fulfilment...

Flight #24
10-30-2007, 02:25 PM
Actually, no. Once they are making enough money to meet all of their imaginable needs and wants, most people start thinking about things like being happy where they are, self-fulfillment, that kind of thing, not where they can squeeze another buck out of life.

Which could easily explain why he rejected the Yanks. More money AND a better situation aren't mutually exclusive.

ChiSoxFan35
10-30-2007, 04:51 PM
I saw that, chisoxmike is right. We know it's not likely. But the way they did it was put it part of their Cubs link, 'don't worry, the Sox aren't getting him either'

Hitmen77
10-31-2007, 12:05 AM
Actually, no. Once they are making enough money to meet all of their imaginable needs and wants, most people start thinking about things like being happy where they are, self-fulfillment, that kind of thing, not where they can squeeze another buck out of life.

I agree. He's certainly entitled to make as much as he wants. However, ARod already has earned hundreds of millions. At some point, if he and his agent are just going for the maximum, outrageous contract - he's selling out his reputation. That is his own personal decision of course, but whether you support him or not or not, the reality is that people seem to recognize him as much for the greedy contracts than for his outstanding talent at this point. Yes, he's just taking the $$$ from some rich owner and more power to him, blah, blah, blah. But, he is paying a price for these contract sagas by losing respect of many fans. Maybe he really doesn't care, but my point is that some people would actually would care and people actually do more in life than just try to squeeze as many bucks as possible....including people in their 30s. This apparently is hard for some people to believe and IMO it says alot about what is important to people in our society.

Which could easily explain why he rejected the Yanks. More money AND a better situation aren't mutually exclusive.

This could very well be true. For all we know, if he was very happy with the Yankees, he may have decided not to opt out even if he thought there was more money to be had.