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A-Rod Not Headed To Cubs

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.

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Los Angeles Dodgers.

"I love the American League. It's where I've played my whole career. So whoever writes that couldn't be more wrong."

Do you read the articles????

Dodgers have no use for A-Rod if he hits the FA. They have Andy LaRoche penciled in as their longterm 3B.

Even though he's gone under so much scrutiny in New York, I think he'll stay. What kind of contract would he get if he hit the FA again? Does 6/100 sound reasonable?

Thats way to low. The would be to max out the years and dollars again, he has to atleast match Soriano's contract. He's the same age, and a better player at a more important position.

Thats way to low. The would be to max out the years and dollars again, he has to atleast match Soriano's contract. He's the same age, and a better player at a more important position.

Whoops, I thought he was older - around 34ish. Probably would get a Soriano deal, probably a little more considering he'll be chasing 755 towards the end of that contract.

No I didn't read the article but everything they say is so tenuous and full of shit what's the difference? If not the Dodgers, then The Angels.

'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.'

How about second base?

I seriously doubt Minaya will dump 20MM on A-Rod's lap. I think the Cubs and Angels are the most likely destinations.

every player has to deny wanting to go to another team if it is brought up in an interview. i wouldnt say this is at all over.

For the record... A-Rod was one of my favorite players when he was in Seattle. I would strongly favor this move, not necessarily from a financial perspective, but from a nostalgic one.

I've not been able to root for him for three years. It would be nice to do so again.

why would the mets sign a-rod with carlos zambrano probably going to be on the market? and santana will probably be there the next year

I wouldn't hold your breath on Zambrano and/or Santana hitting the FA market.

Not that I buy into it much, but if Wright was willing to move over for Arod (this part I do believe), I dont think it would be money that would hold the Mets back from pursuing Arod if they were interested. With guys like Green, Alou, possibly Glavine, El Duque, and Glavine coming off the books, the Mets could definitely afford Arod, because they have young prospects for the outfield so they wouldnt need to spend money in free agency. This is also the case in the rotation. There is a chance that they will have Maine, Humber, Pelfrey, and maybe perez in the rotation for 08, all making a very small amount of money. If they wanted to pursue Arod, they could easily do it with the money coming off the books with glavine El duque and Green and Alou, while still keeping their payroll around the same, so they could still possibly throw big money at a pitcher if they so choose. Not that it is very likely at all, but I would love to see Arod in queens next year

*meant to say possibly glavine, el duque, and lo duca

I think next year between Glavs, Duque, and Alou, the Mets have 25 mil coming off the books right there, so that could be Arods contract money (hypothetically), while having their payroll for 08 similar to what it is right now, meaning they could go after a Zambrano if he became available

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