Yankees Rumors & News
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arodoptout.bmpSI.com is reporting tonight that Alex Rodriguez will opt out of his record setting 10-year $252 million contract. A-Rod informed his agent Scott Boras of the decision Sunday. Boras then put the opt out in writing and left Yankees GM Brian Cashman phone and text messages.

“Alex made the decision today,” Boras said. “I thought we should notify the club.”

If this story holds true, the Yankees are in need a new third baseman. The loss of Rodriguez will shakeup the Yanks offseason agenda. New York was prepared to offer Rodriguez a contract extension of about $140 million for 5 years, adding on to the $81 million and 3 years left on his current deal. The opt-out will mean an end to Rodriguez’ tenure in pinstripes. The Yankees have stated that they will not offer Alex a contract should he choose to opt out and become a free agent.

The Yankees reportedly will announce the hiring of Joe Girardi as the new manager within the next few days. Now, it appears they will announce the opt-out of Rodriguez and continue an off season of change. It’s only been 3 weeks since the Yankees got eliminated in the Divison Series and already Joe Torre is out as manager. A-Rod appears to be right behind him. The exit door in the Bronx remains open…let’s see if anyone else walks out that door.

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  1. 1 On October 29th, 2007, Anonymous said:

    He might be a definite first-ballot-hall-of-famer but they’ll never know who’s cap to put on his plaque. It should just stay empty. He couldn’t leave Seattle fast enough. $250 million was not enough to be happy in Texas and the mystique of being a Yankee never meant anything to this guy. He might have a ton of money, good looks, and a beautiful wife, but I suspect this guy is one of the least happy people in Sports.

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