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Yankees prepare an offer for A-Rod

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Oct 27, 2007 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

It’s certainly no surprise that the Yankees plan to offer Alex Rodriguez a contract extension. But now we’re starting to hear what the terms could be.

According to several reports, the Yankees are willing to add five years at $30 million a year to the three years and $81 million A-Rod has left on his deal. They are trying to set up a meeting with Alex and Scott Boras for next week.

Such an extension would give Rodriguez an eight-year package worth $231 million. The Yankees believe that would keep him off the market. How could it not? I don’t see a team out there that would come to the table with an offer like that.

Boras has been talking for several weeks now about Rodriguez’s worth and how he should opt out. Most believe Boras is bluffing in an attempt to get the Yankees to raise their initial offer.

I believe the Yankees when they say they would not pursue Rodriguez if he opts out and become a free agent. If Rodriguez actually wants to be in New York, which he has claimed many times, than he will come to an agreement on an extension.

If he opts out (and costs the Yankees $21.3 million from Texas), the team should turn its back.

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