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Costly divorce looms for A-Rod and Yankees

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08:16 AM ET 10.18 | On Wednesday, Alex Rodriguez, who had always insisted he'd never accept a trade out of New York, was less resolute. [Rodriguez] did not offer the same inflexible position. Asked if he wanted to stay a Yankee, he did not say yes, but merely that, "I love this organization" and that his "focus" was on winning [Wednesday] night's game. Unlike the past, Rodriguez refused to eliminate all possibility of accepting a trade. But this will ultimately not be about if the Yankees want A-Rod gone (definitely, they want out of as much drama, salary and further fade as possible) or if Rodriguez wants to go (a friend suggested to me he would be more willing to exit than ever). It is about if another organization wants A-Rod's declining performance.

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October 18, 2012  08:37 AM ET

This is going to drag out all winter.

October 18, 2012  08:46 AM ET

The Yankees are stuck with this bum.....even if they wanted to trade him and someone was willing or stupid enough to take him and his albatross of a contract ...he is a 5 and 10 guy with a no trade clause...and as Alex says he loves it here in New York......he's not going anywhere.....and for the Yankee organization it's like having an anchor around your neck....

October 18, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Maybe other teams will learn from this that these long tern contracts are only good for the player not the team or the fans of the team at the end of the contact, but I doubt it.

October 18, 2012  08:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is going to drag out all winter.

It will give us something to talk about.

October 18, 2012  09:08 AM ET

Gonna be costly to the Yanks...not so much for A-rod.

October 18, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Yankees are stuck with this bum.....even if they wanted to trade him and someone was willing or stupid enough to take him and his albatross of a contract ...he is a 5 and 10 guy with a no trade clause...and as Alex says he loves it here in New York......he's not going anywhere.....and for the Yankee organization it's like having an anchor around your neck....

I never understood why they extended him in the first place. Were they smoking loco tobacco?

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October 18, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

It will give us something to talk about.

Hilarious...


...but true, nevertheless.

October 18, 2012  09:22 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

The Yankees are stuck with this bum.....even if they wanted to trade him and someone was willing or stupid enough to take him and his albatross of a contract ...he is a 5 and 10 guy with a no trade clause...and as Alex says he loves it here in New York......he's not going anywhere.....and for the Yankee organization it's like having an anchor around your neck....

Miami is the only possibility. He would go there. They have some payroll to dump also.

October 18, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

This is going to drag out all winter.

Here me now: This will be the Dwight Howard story of Major League Baseball over the winter.

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October 18, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Everything Yankees.

Not one word, article , comment on how the Tiger's are kicking their ****. It's always about the Yankees. The entire franshise can kiss my fanny.

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October 18, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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This is going to drag out all winter.

This business will get out of control! It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it!

October 18, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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This business will get out of control! It will get out of control and we'll be lucky to live through it!

Great movie!

October 18, 2012  09:38 AM ET

Just goes to show you exactly how quickly things can change. I didn't think he was going to even hit 15 home runs this season but somehow he still managed. Our problems are not all about A-Rod but rather the everyday line up that is one dimensional at the plate.

 
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