The Fate of A-Rod

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Where do you guys think he should end up? Or where do you he will? There are obvious positional difficulties with both Boston and New York, the two teams he has said that he would accept a trade to. If I was him, I would hope for a trade to a young team with a good chance of making a great run. He could really establish himself in that role, perhaps in a similar way as Jeter has with the Yankees.

calstars (calstars), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 22:27 (nineteen years ago) link

The problem is he's not worth that kind of money, no matter how good he is. Also, I'd be interested in seeing his stats with him playing somewhere other than Arlington and also with a competitive team.

gygax! (gygax!), Tuesday, 25 November 2003 22:49 (nineteen years ago) link

The Yankees need pitching, but they might as well plop down the bills and make it happen, as there are no other teams that can afford that contract.

They could move Jeter to 3b or 2b, depending on where he feels comfortable in playing.

You would have to wonder how the friendship between Jeter and A-Rod would work out having to play together in NY. You don't see the personal jealousy spats between baseball players as often as in the NBA or NFL, but this might be a situation that it could happen.

The Red Sox have hitting out the yang, they need pitching, at least one good starter like Schilling and a couple of pitchers in the bullpen.

The Mets would be a poor fit for A-Rod, as that team needs just as much work as the Rangers. Nothing like having even MORE reporters asking why your team sucks even though you are one of the best players in the game.

earlnash, Wednesday, 26 November 2003 00:10 (nineteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

His name is Alex Rodriguez, a former five-tool superstar whose potential move to the Southland has inspired me to send a message containing just five words.

Don't even think about it.,0,495497.column

buzza, Friday, 19 October 2012 05:54 (ten years ago) link

There are FIVE more years left on that deal, which is just mind boggling.

They also got Teixera for four more years.


earlnash, Saturday, 20 October 2012 00:06 (ten years ago) link

Jeremy Schaap promo on ESPN suggesting A-Rod swoon is due to gettin off the juice, ho boy

Dick Schaaap is rolling in his urn

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 October 2012 02:00 (ten years ago) link

lol i would humbly suggest that a-rod is just aging but would perhaps controversially suggest that if PEDs do affect performance, a-rod's mind-boggling '07 might be evidence and his "confession" re: the texas years might be a way to avoid coming clean re: nyc PED usage. not that i really care if he in fact did use PEDs, dude's a HOFer regardless.

omar little, Saturday, 20 October 2012 02:32 (ten years ago) link

Postseason A-Rod understood in terms of success vs different strata of pitchers:

crazy uncle in the attic (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 21 October 2012 20:46 (ten years ago) link

one month passes...

Isolated Power (IsoP) is a measure of a hitter's raw power, in terms of extra bases per AB.

2008 .271
2009 .245
2010 .236
2011 .185
2012 .158

NYPost is reporting that he needs surgery on his *other* hip (not the "bad" one that's troubled him in the past) and will be out probably until June.

Jersey Al (Albert R. Broccoli), Monday, 3 December 2012 18:55 (ten years ago) link

According to a baseball source with knowledge of the contract, the Yankees are insured for a good portion of the $114 million they owe Rodriguez over the next five seasons.

that's really too bad

mookieproof, Tuesday, 4 December 2012 18:31 (ten years ago) link

nine months pass...
two months pass...


Bud Selig makes $22 million a year.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Monday, 2 December 2013 12:30 (nine years ago) link

Succeeds in making A-Rod the least repulsive person in this story.

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Monday, 2 December 2013 21:36 (nine years ago) link

roger goodell makes $30m

mookieproof, Monday, 2 December 2013 21:39 (nine years ago) link

one month passes...


mookieproof, Saturday, 11 January 2014 17:15 (nine years ago) link

I know I should care, simply as a matter of fair treatment. I don't, though. He's an average player playing out the string, and he's not someone who inspires a right-minded concern for fairness in me.

clemenza, Saturday, 11 January 2014 17:54 (nine years ago) link

hate seeing the yankees let off the hook tho

mookieproof, Saturday, 11 January 2014 17:57 (nine years ago) link

I just don't think A-rod really gits that it's too late. It's just like with Clemens, even if he were to win, the guy is already guilty in the court of public opinion for being a fraud and is going to be pretty much a mostly loathed baseball figure for the rest of his life. The guy should just shut his mouth and go enjoy his millions and bimbos.

earlnash, Saturday, 11 January 2014 19:43 (nine years ago) link

problem is that ignores a-rods number one goal in life - to be liked.

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Saturday, 11 January 2014 20:06 (nine years ago) link

I've never liked him more than now

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 January 2014 22:36 (nine years ago) link

Kazuyoshi Kurihara あなたのプレーはヤンキースファンにとって希望です。your play is need for yannks fan.
Your playing is hope for Yankees fans. your play is need for yannks fan. (Translated by Bing)
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action bronson pinchot (sanskrit), Sunday, 12 January 2014 00:05 (nine years ago) link

I shouldn't ask, but I'm curious as to what he's done recently that earned your admiration (or is it just based on the action of others?).

clemenza, Sunday, 12 January 2014 01:12 (nine years ago) link

the enemy of bud selig is his friend

mookieproof, Sunday, 12 January 2014 03:58 (nine years ago) link

If you hate the yankees I guess it's a beautiful thing to watch him self-destruct. That's how I took Morbs comment.

Van Horn Street, Sunday, 12 January 2014 04:47 (nine years ago) link

I wouldn't say I feel sorry for A-Rod but a full year's suspension is still completely unprecedented and seems unfair. I'm not sure how A-Rod's actions were more "obstructive" than, say, Melky Cabrera and his fake website. And he still hasn't tested positive. But dealing with drug issues by scapegoating specific players is a hallmark of the Selig regime.

"Loathed for life" is too strong a term. If someone like Jim Rice could be transformed into the clean face of home run baseball by the same people who despised him when he played, anything is possible.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 12 January 2014 05:06 (nine years ago) link

so funny watching espn this morning and see them talking about how the yankees 'dont want arod around during his age 39, 40 and 41 seasons'


panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Sunday, 12 January 2014 17:12 (nine years ago) link

also I guess Bosch is on 60 minutes tonight. he's gonna say a-rod wanted to be the sole member of the 800hr club, aka king of steroid mountain

panettone for the painfully alone (mayor jingleberries), Sunday, 12 January 2014 17:17 (nine years ago) link

How did they arrive at 162? Will that come out on A-Rod's appeal? Number seems almost as random and unsupported by CBA as 211?

One bad call from barely losing to (Alex in SF), Sunday, 12 January 2014 17:54 (nine years ago) link

His home-run rate for a full season right now is about what, 25 and declining? (41 in 992 AB his last three partial seasons.) To hit 800, he'd have to keep that up, even without the suspension, through his age 43 season. He looked like a good bet for 800+ after 2007, but it probably started to gradually slip away over the next three seasons.

clemenza, Sunday, 12 January 2014 19:09 (nine years ago) link

no VHS, I was willing to see the Yankees at least win the ALCS last fall for the look on Selig's face

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 January 2014 19:35 (nine years ago) link

also he's being singled out unfairly for "juicing" apparently just cuz he has the biggest contract/visibility. No way deserves a longer suspension than Braun.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 January 2014 19:36 (nine years ago) link

must-see TV! (man, 60 Mins is garbage)

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 12 January 2014 19:38 (nine years ago) link

He looked like a good bet for 800+ after 2007, but it probably started to gradually slip away over the next three seasons.

funny, that

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Sunday, 12 January 2014 19:43 (nine years ago) link

A-Rod's likelihood of 800 using the Favorite Toy:

After 2007: 41%
After 2008: 34%
After 2009: 24%
After 2010: 16%
After 2011: 0%
After 2012: 0%
After 2013: 0%

clemenza, Sunday, 12 January 2014 21:54 (nine years ago) link

free Tanaka money!

action bronson pinchot (sanskrit), Monday, 13 January 2014 00:44 (nine years ago) link

NEW YORK -- If Alex Rodriguez were to attend spring training next month despite his suspension, the Yankees could relegate him to the team's minor league facility, baseball officials told on Sunday.

The Yankees will not make any final decisions about their course of action until speaking with the commissioner's office about the loophole in the suspension rules.

"These are uncharted waters," one official said.

Rodriguez has made it known he will be in Tampa, Fla.

"As of now, Alex is planning on attending spring training," his spokesman, Ron Berkowitz, said.

Berkowitz said he could not answer if Rodriguez would still go if he were slated to be on the minor league side.

Technically, according to sources, Rodriguez is allowed to train at the club's facility during spring training because his discipline for violating the Joint Drug Agreement covers the regular season and the postseason, not the preseason.

Since Rodriguez is not on the Yankees' 40-man roster because of the suspension, one official said that would give the Yankees the right to send him to workouts with minor leaguers instead of Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira and the rest of his big-league contemporaries.

One official said the Yankees could go as far as to have Rodriguez on the minor league side but instruct their coaches to basically ignore him -- to not hit him grounders or throw him batting practice.

christmas candy bar (al leong), Monday, 13 January 2014 04:37 (nine years ago) link

stupid tampering preventing clubs from crying foul over the salary relief for nyy

* MLB is an “unincorporated association”???!! [page 5]

* hGH on-demand helped ARod OPS .222 in the 2012 ALCS [page 52]

* Horowitz saw 162 angels dancing on the pin of the Neifi Perez and Guillermo Mota precedents [pages 72 & 74]

TracerHandVEVO (Tracer Hand), Tuesday, 14 January 2014 08:28 (nine years ago) link

thinking Point One is related to competitors-in-business-together, also possibly antitrust exemption.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 January 2014 12:01 (nine years ago) link

Poz hits this pretty well

At the end of the 60 Minutes report, all is ugliness. A-Rod is guilty and lying, surely, Anthony Bosch seems a first-class lowlife, Rob Manfred comes across as Old Man Potter from “It’s a Wonderful Life,” and the only winner in the whole mess — THE ONLY WINNER — seems to be the drugs themselves, which apparently work miracles and, if used right, are undetectable.

frogbs, Tuesday, 14 January 2014 14:54 (nine years ago) link

Allen Barra also unimpressed with Bosch n' Buddy

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 January 2014 03:31 (nine years ago) link

Is this the lowest point of Selig's tenure as commissioner? I'm thinking it might be.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 08:38 (nine years ago) link

To people following closely, yes, but I doubt that's true as to general reaction out there--I suspect Selig's getting exactly what he wants, a perception that he's being tough on a villainous reprobate (for the time being, at least). I say that as someone who's far from a fan of his.

clemenza, Wednesday, 15 January 2014 12:22 (nine years ago) link

a-rod should play in cuba this year

mookieproof, Friday, 17 January 2014 02:01 (nine years ago) link

season ends in March!

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 January 2014 02:04 (nine years ago) link

Several angry major league players wanted Alex Rodriguez kicked out of their union after he sued it last week, but staff lawyers told them expulsion was not allowed.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:23 (nine years ago) link

All is forgiven.

Neil Nosepicker (Leee), Friday, 24 January 2014 16:17 (nine years ago) link

two weeks pass...

mookieproof, Saturday, 8 February 2014 02:34 (nine years ago) link

weird they wouldn't try to milk a 700 celebration when they're not in contention

qualx, Sunday, 7 August 2016 21:46 (six years ago) link

cool chainz

mookieproof, Sunday, 7 August 2016 22:02 (six years ago) link

whoa i had forgotten about this aborted trade: would have involved up to 5 superstars at various points of their careers: a-rod, manny ramirez, nomar, magglio ordonez, jon lester

Benching A-Rod wasn't about winning -- it was vindictive

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 18:38 (six years ago) link

Wally still gettin paid for that 'outraged' shtick

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 10 August 2016 19:25 (six years ago) link

Joe Girardi: "My job description does not entail farewell tours."

Jeter in 2014: Fifth-worst OPS among qualifiers, batted second in 141 of his 145 games.

i'm sure girardi's in a tough spot, but maybe avoid straight-up bullshit

mookieproof, Wednesday, 10 August 2016 21:54 (six years ago) link

0-4 tonight drops his average to .199.

clemenza, Friday, 12 August 2016 03:50 (six years ago) link

hey they took Reggie outta mothballs for this

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 August 2016 23:04 (six years ago) link

animatronic Lou Piniella

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 August 2016 23:05 (six years ago) link

and it starts to pour lol

The Hon. J. Piedmont Mumblethunder (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 August 2016 23:07 (six years ago) link

#NowPlayingatYankeeStadium Miami 2017 -Billy Joel

mookieproof, Friday, 12 August 2016 23:46 (six years ago) link


mookieproof, Saturday, 13 August 2016 02:47 (six years ago) link

12 (or 13?) seasons. 1 championship. #missionaccomplished

nomar, Saturday, 13 August 2016 02:52 (six years ago) link

not a winner, obviously

at least we have tebow

mookieproof, Saturday, 13 August 2016 03:02 (six years ago) link

apparently he Marlins are interested :|

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 15 August 2016 19:23 (six years ago) link

literal retirement home

qualx, Monday, 15 August 2016 21:57 (six years ago) link

Trying to figure out if Stanton's injury makes this more or less likely. Are they interested because they figure they're out of it and 700 home runs might sell some tickets (more likely now), or is it that they were thinking he might have made a difference in a close wild-card finish (less likely)?

clemenza, Monday, 15 August 2016 22:02 (six years ago) link

Might put some butts in the seats. Might prove to be a useful bench bat. And the price is right.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Monday, 15 August 2016 23:22 (six years ago) link

i can't imagine it'll put enough butts in seats to make up for the cost unless he agrees to the minimum

qualx, Monday, 15 August 2016 23:38 (six years ago) link

I thought the Yankees were stuck paying him?

Looks like it might not be happening now anyways.

Mad Piratical (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 16 August 2016 01:04 (six years ago) link

If the Yanks do cut A-Rod, how long till the Marlins sign him at league minimum?

― earlnash, Tuesday, August 2, 2016 5:06 PM (1 week ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

You just had to know if any club would want A-Rod, it would be the Fish.

earlnash, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 01:27 (six years ago) link

Word is that he rejected an offer to sign with the Marlins and doesn't want to play anywhere for the rest of 2016. We'll see.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 07:10 (six years ago) link

I don't understand his contract situation. He can sit out and get paid by the Yankees this year and next, but if he were to sign with another team (e.g. the Marlins), then he forfeits that money?

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 13:52 (six years ago) link

I assumed that any team would have to pick up his contract, but the espn article says A-Rod is "technically a free agent" which says to me that he can sign with who he wants and for how much he wants.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Tuesday, 16 August 2016 13:53 (six years ago) link

So the "special advisor" thing with the Yankees is just smoke so everybody saves face?

two months pass...

A-Rod, Act II: His playing career may be over, but Alex Rodriguez is now a TV star

Andy K, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 22:41 (six years ago) link

mookieproof, Tuesday, 1 November 2016 23:23 (six years ago) link

two months pass...
one month passes...

hired full-time by fox

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 March 2017 19:11 (six years ago) link

four months pass...

After the loss of his original rider, Arod was given to Legolas by Éomer Éadig, in compensation for the supposed deaths of Merry and Pippin. Legolas ordered for his saddle and rein to be taken off, and rode him bareback with ease.[1]

nomar, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 16:29 (five years ago) link

if only he'd been a centaur

mookieproof, Tuesday, 18 July 2017 18:34 (five years ago) link

happy birthday 2 arod

johnny crunch, Thursday, 27 July 2017 14:12 (five years ago) link

nine months pass...

today i learned his gf is J-Lo

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 May 2018 00:32 (four years ago) link

eight months pass...

Hey @AROD , let’s get nutty. 02.03.19 🥜

— Mr. Peanut (@MrPeanut) January 23, 2019

omar little, Sunday, 27 January 2019 22:39 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

He and J-Lo just got engaged.

NoTimeBeforeTime, Sunday, 10 March 2019 04:12 (four years ago) link

one month passes...

kind of bitter that a-rod didn't wear a centaur outfit

mookieproof, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 14:21 (three years ago) link

Xpost word is that it'll never happen cause of his philandering

nathom, Tuesday, 7 May 2019 17:41 (three years ago) link

ten months pass...

Do you ever think about death?

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 28 March 2020 06:40 (three years ago) link

I do think it's kinda cool that our overlords brought in Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker to punch up the last few scenes

Yanni Xenakis (Hadrian VIII), Saturday, 28 March 2020 13:07 (three years ago) link

two years pass...

mookieproof, Tuesday, 21 February 2023 16:03 (one month ago) link


Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 21 February 2023 16:18 (one month ago) link

omar little, Tuesday, 21 February 2023 16:19 (one month ago) link

is he wearing any clothes??

Tracer Hand, Tuesday, 21 February 2023 18:59 (one month ago) link


FRAUDULENT STEAKS (The Cursed Return of the Dastardly Thermo Thinwall), Tuesday, 21 February 2023 19:00 (one month ago) link

This sounds like a Seinfeld plot, like we check in after the end of the weekend and George/A-Rod has written, "It was the best of times, it was the worst of times" and nothing else.

Unfairport Convention (PBKR), Tuesday, 21 February 2023 19:09 (one month ago) link

BOO! by Kids in the Hall
BO! by Bo Jackson

President of Destiny Encounters International (Karl Malone), Tuesday, 21 February 2023 19:19 (one month ago) link

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