The Yankees made Mariano Rivera a big offer and are waiting on a response. Mike Lowell also is in play now.
The tabloids have “A-Rod could possibly, maybe, return to the Yankees” stories today.” This is the story that will not go away, it seems, no matter what the Yankees say.
In theory, Alex could come to the Yankees and volunteer to eat the $21.3 million the Yankees are losing from Texas. In theory, aliens could land in Central Park as well.
But doing that would be a complete reversal for A-Rod. I find it hard to believe that he walked away from a $200 million deal from the Yankees (at least) without knowing he could get more someplace else. That the Angels are the only team to suggest signing jim seems telling. Every other team has expressed at least some reservation.
But Alex sells papers, always has. In a market where there must be a baseball story every day, he’ll be a story until he actually signs with another team.
Make book on this: If A-Rod actually does his MVP conference call on Monday, he will throw open the door to the Yankees. Why wouldn’t he? Just the perception that he could return to the Yankees helps them.
I was right on top of that, huh?