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Keith Olbermann – Sources close to both organizations confirm the Yankees would pay all – or virtually all – of the $114,000,000 Rodriguez is owed in a contract that runs through the rest of this season and the next five. One alternative scenario has also been discussed in which the Yankees would pay less of Rodriguez’s salary, but would obtain the troubled Marlins’ reliever Heath Bell and pay what remains of the three-year, $27,000,000 deal Bell signed last winter.
Trading Alex Rodriguez right now would be the single dumbest thing that the Yankees organization could do. Am I saying that A-Rod will ever be the 50 home run monster that he was just three years ago? Absolutely not. But to take a player whose value is at historic lows and trade him make absofuckinglutely zero sense.
If there is one positive thing to be said about A-Rod, it is that he works his ass off to be great. The end of this season is disgusting, granted, but he was tearing the cover off the ball before King Felix broke his hand. To say that the $114 million left on his deal is a sunken cost is asinine. You want him out of town because he was flirting with chicks during a game? Go right ahead. What you don’t do is act hastily and ship him off during the shittiest 3 weeks of his career and pay another team to take him. Wait until next season starts up, let him hit a few bombs to pump up his value, then send him south. Shit, if the Marlins will take on some of that ridiculous contract, I wold drive him to the airport personally. In the end, the most important thing is to optimize his value before trading him. Period.
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