I spent a good amount of time speculating on possible new teams for Alex Rodriguez in 2008, especially the Cubs. I even assigned the Cubs’ chances at 15%. However, Rodriguez was fairly frank yesterday about that idea:
"Whoever writes that couldn’t be more wrong."
He loves the American League, the Yankees, and the nonstop media buzz. I do think Chicago is a top below New York and Boston for media insanity. We’ve got just two major newspapers here, and only Jay Mariotti can be counted on for something offensive on a regular basis.
Meanwhile, David Wright professed his willingness to move off third base if the Mets could acquire Rodriguez. The only alternative for Wright in ’08 would be left field, followed by first base after that.