Monday, November 19, 2007

An A-Rod Contract Update; John Garland Traded to the Angels for Orlando Cabrera...


Well, this morning, Alex Rodriguez gave the world an update on his contract talk situation.

Alex Rodriguez said contract talks with the New York Yankees are "in the bottom of the fifth inning."

A-Rod didn't go into detail but in a video interview with posted over the weekend did refer to negotiations that are leading toward a $275 million, 10-year contract with the Yankees.

"When the time is right and I have a proper forum ... I think it's important for New York fans, for the New York Yankee fans, to realize exactly what happened, from A to Z," said Rodriguez, expected to win his third AL MVP award Monday.

Rodriguez did talk about how he approached Yankees senior vice president Hank Steinbrenner to restart negotiations after agent Scott Boras told the team A-Rod was opting out of the final three seasons of his $252 million, 10-year contract.

"I think it's the best way you can do things, you know, and I felt sometimes, you know, the messages can be mixed up and you may be getting some information that is not 100 percent accurate," he said. "I just took it upon myself to call Hank and, you know, talk to him and have a chat with him one on one."

I still think he weaseled himself in talking with the Yankees because honestly he probably had no other options, and it would be a much better business move if he stayed in New York.

He'll be signed and will hit the mother lode once he approaches Barry's record.


Just saw this on - "The White Sox traded right-hander Jon Garland to the Los Angeles Angels on Monday for shortstop Orlando Cabrera."

Whoa. I know the White Sox have wanted to see if they could move Garland, but for Cabrera, a productive shortstop? Is something in the works for the Angels?

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