- The base of the contract is ten years, $275MM. There are also performance incentives that can bring the value higher.
- The third party Rodriguez sent to initiate contact with the Steinbrenners was Mitch Modell, the sporting goods guy.
- The whole idea of the Yankees trying to bar Scott Boras or A-Rod having strife with Boras appears false. Everyone's on good working terms, and the events of yesterday may even have been orchestrated by Boras. John Harper paints a very different story based on his sources, so you'll have to decide who to believe.
- Brown suggests a contract announcement could come on Monday at the same time Rodriguez is named AL MVP.
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