Oct
29

Eight years, $224 million

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That’s what A-Rod will have to top to beat the Yankees *initial* offer. Chances are, they would have upped that a bit in negotiations, since Boras was starting at 10 years, $300 million.

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  • Gibb

    was just over on YFSF. This link is fucking hilarious.

    Edited by RAB: You broke our columns.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      I’ve given up on Gammons, I truly believe he’s gone senile. Last night on SportsCenter he proclaimed that Jon Lester would add 2-3 mph on his fastball and be Boston’s #2 next year. Seriously.

  • NYFan50

    Gammons says the Rangers are going to be a player? Maybe he means the hockey team.

  • Relaunch

    He’s a loser. He will never lead a team, only be a follower.

  • Pfistyunc

    You have to assume that Boras has the parameters of a deal in place, unless A-Rod was so miserable in NY that he said he was leaving no matter what. That doesn’t appear to be the case and I don’t think that Boras would take the Yanks out of the mix otherwise.

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  • steve (different one)

    do we actually know the yankees were prepared to make that offer? the 5 years $150M was pretty much speculation, no?

    could have just been PR. Boras might have offers already, told the yankees the ballpark, and they said “no way”. then they leaked the “offer” to save face.

  • Stephen

    I don’t find it hard to believe that some team will reach that number. It only takes one stupid GM to bid against himself and drive the price up. That said, I think the Yankees are wise not to pursue him at this point. Not worth it to pay him more than thirty milion a year, especially when he’ll be over 40 when the contract expires. Factor in the loss of the Texas moneys and it just wouldn’t be logical for the yankees to go any higher.