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Phils could inquire about A-Rod

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08:14 AM ET 10.23 | It can't hurt to ask about Alex Rodriguez, right? [The] fact that a player who was considered one of the best in baseball as recently as a few years ago might be available is at least interesting. The fact that said player happens to play third base is at least intriguing if you're the Philadelphia Phillies. In case you've managed to forget all about the 2012 season - which might be a good thing -- you might recall that third base was a black hole in the infield at Citizens Bank Park this season. If you knew New York was shopping Rodriguez -- and that the deep-pocketed Yanks were willing to eat a large portion of the contract -- would you place a call if you were Ruben Amaro Jr.? Of course you would.

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October 23, 2012  08:54 AM ET

Mr. Writer I am sure it is great reading for Phils fans, but what old player would the Yanks be interested in.

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October 23, 2012  09:17 AM ET

It would surely be the end of RAJ's tenure as GM!!!!

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October 23, 2012  09:21 AM ET

.....two bloated, rotting corpses trading with each other....funny stuff....nobody else wants anything either have to offer....thats for sure...

October 23, 2012  09:24 AM ET
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a player who was considered one of the best in baseball as recently as a few years ago I don't know why the media and sports pundits keep trying to hold onto the past with this guy. He has had 2 sub par years and is in his LATE 30s. He ain't that same guy and he ain't having a renaissance.NY is also NOT eating 90 mil $So we are stuck with him and hope he can give us a little bit over the next couple years and then when he has a few less $ left in 2-3 years and if he's been a cancer, then they will let him go

You forgot to add he can't seem to stay healthy anymore either. Just what the Phils need, another aging, injury prone player.

October 23, 2012  09:24 AM ET

I don't Think So, da Phillies aren't stupid!

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October 23, 2012  09:33 AM ET
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We sell Chinese crap.

Indeed.

October 23, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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.....two bloated, rotting corpses trading with each other....funny stuff....nobody else wants anything either have to offer....thats for sure...

What happened to your Rangers, Nostradamus?

October 23, 2012  09:36 AM ET
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NY is also NOT eating 90 mil $

Agreed.

October 23, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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Agreed.

They pay the boys in 'Jersey to make him disappear before they eat that much money.

October 23, 2012  09:40 AM ET

Don't see this happening...Philly is getting old and decrepit as it is.......

October 23, 2012  09:41 AM ET
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They pay the boys in 'Jersey to make him disappear before they eat that much money.

Also, it's not like they have another 3B in the farm system ready to take over A-Rod's place. So, in addition to eating a ton of the A-Rod money, Yanks would have to spend additional money on A-Rod's replacement. I just don't see it happening, especially this year.

Unless someone decides that Nunez can play third (I can hear jgb screaming already)

October 23, 2012  09:43 AM ET
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Also, it's not like they have another 3B in the farm system ready to take over A-Rod's place. So, in addition to eating a ton of the A-Rod money, Yanks would have to spend additional money on A-Rod's replacement. I just don't see it happening, especially this year. Unless someone decides that Nunez can play third (I can hear jgb screaming already)

Good point. Eric Chavez isn't the answer. He's a nice back up, but he can't play full time. He'd be on the DL in no time. As for Nunez, he's pretty rough defensively from what I have seen of him.

October 23, 2012  09:46 AM ET
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What happened to your Rangers, Nostradamus?

....rangers are tweaking the roster with farm talent for next year....resting their big muscles....ready to resign everyone and maybe this time they can finish....

 
October 23, 2012  09:47 AM ET

But the real question A-Rod wants to know. Is there a lot a sweet pieces of **** in Philly?

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