Thursday, November 15, 2007

The biggest waste of money since Haliburton took over the federal government

"A-Rod is in talks with the Yankees on a 10-year, $280 million deal that will keep the star slugger in pinstripes."

This is revolting on a lot of levels. I knew this guy was going to get an obscene amount of money to dominate the regular season and disappear in the playoffs year after year, but he's 32, and 10 years, $28 million per, for a player that age, is ridiculous. It was ridiculous enough the last time when he got 10 years and got $250 million, but he was at least 25 at the time. I don't think I can take ten more years of Arod stories in the New York newspapers that are required reading for a tri-state guy like me.

"Since Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS between the Yankees and the Red Sox, Alex Rodriguez, Scott Boras' guy, has come to the plate in the postseason with a total of 38 runners on base.
And with those runners on base, A-Rod is 0-for-27.
Almost perfect. Oh-for-27. A no-hitter."

9 comments:

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

The Yankees are resigning a lot of old players.

Maybe they're doing this because they know they'll sell at least $28 Million worth of jerseys.

Jeff said...

But not for ten years, and they are re-signing their own players that they can't easily replace.

bigsoxfan said...

At times I'm glad the sox don't have the market and income which the yankee's enjoy. Much as I would have liked to enjoy the Yankee's powerhouse decades. The Manny and Popi show are entertainment just by being themselves. I can see Manny at the table, bargaining for an extra day off during the regular season, for every hit with runners on in the post season. Sorry, I digress. This is not the "why I love the Red Sox blog. More to the point, I can't see a jeeter or arod fitting in with their style.

Jeff said...

The Red Sox spend way more money than everyone but the Yankees, who are just obscene. The Red Sox are hardly, and haven't been for a long time, "The little engine that could." They spend like fifty million just to negotiate with an overrated Japanese pitcher.

The Saipan Blogger アンジェロ・ビラゴメズ said...

Yeah, but Daisuke may end up being the most popular Japanese player in the majors. Do you know what that could mean for the Japan market? $50 Million in merchandise overnight!

bradinthesand said...

ah, so desuka?

bigsoxfan said...

Honestly, I haven't given a lot of thought to the sox budget and where it is coming from. A large teachers union pension fund, maybe? Royalties from the renting of the Lincoln bedroom by the Clintons, a republican in the woodpile? The sox have come a long way financially from the penurious days of the Yawkey’s, but they are still a fun team. Watching Manny ramble through the outfield is entertainment value in itself. He may actually have some speed, but one would never know to watch him shamble along. I was a tad peeved when they let Johnny D go. My primary reason was the damage he could do to them later, but in actuality, they got a much better return with the Japanese.

The Yankee’s strike me as a machine. Look at the owners. John Henry, the public face anyway, is a much more appealing name than G.Steinbrenner, although his reputation brings a bad taste immediately to the oral receptors. He may be a decent person, but he‘s certainly not a John Henry. The players have flash and a hell of a lot of skill, managers-since Billy shuffled off- are professionals- but where is the soul? The fun? Show me Derek Jeter on Queer Eye and I’ll lighten up. Man, my sister is still aghast over that boil on Johnny D’s thigh, I was merely revolted. Red Sox fans and Saipan teachers have a good record on dealing with dissapointment, so perhaps we aren’t all that far apart. I know the "summer of '46" is going on the lads reading list. Win or lose, it's the game that matters.

Rick Jones said...

It will be worth it for them in the end, especially when A-Rod breaks the career home run record. You don't pay a guy that kind of money unless it works for the bottom line, those guys aren't stupid and this is all factored in.

If they do win a world series or two with him, that's just gravy.

Jeff said...

I didn't see anyone else clamoring for him. I have my doubts, Rick. But the Yankees fortunes lie with four young pitchers and their continued development: Joba Chamberlain, Phil Hughes, Ian Kennedy and Humberto Sanchez. They'll hit.