A few articles that caught my eye this morning…
- Scott Boras seemingly scoffs at the idea of Alex Rodriguez being forced by the Yankees to sign in November. Reggie Jackson, a special adviser to the Yankees, thinks Rodriguez will top $300MM if he leaves. Jackson takes a subtle shot at A-Rod for his lack of postseason heroics. Rodriguez’s .279/.361/.483 career postseason line pales in comparison to Reggie’s .278/.354/.527. Wait, no it doesn’t.
- Barry Rozner thinks Jerry Reinsdorf could arrange for two blockbusters for his teams, netting Alex Rodriguez for the White Sox and Kobe Bryant for the Bulls. Rozner thinks the $300 mil would come back five-fold. Rozner manages to work in a shot at Aramis Ramirez, his second in two weeks. What did Aramis do to Barry? Anyway…I don’t consider the White Sox serious contenders for A-Rod.
- George King says Joe Torre’s departure is more likely to drive Jorge Posada away than Mariano Rivera.
- Bernie Miklasz talks about the Cardinals opening their wallet so far this offseason. Is there a chance payroll could go past $115MM?