A-Rod’s cost may be falling

I’ve mentioned before that I don’t think Alex Rodriguez may not be worth quite what he and his agent, Scott Boras, think he’s worth.

An informal survey of GMs by Tom Singer suggests that Boras might have reached the limit of what teams are willing to pay, even for a superstar like Rodriguez. Some of them suggest that A-Rod will end up on the West Coast for a 7- or 8-year deal worth $20-25M per season. That’s quite a bit short of the 10 years and $350M that Boras said was the starting point for discussions with his client.

Theo was supposed to meet with Boras last night, to get a sense of what the Sox could potentially sign him for, but I don’t expect anything to come out of that. However, still no deal with Mike Lowell announced. He and Mike Timlin both filed for free agency recently.


3 Responses to A-Rod’s cost may be falling

  1. Pat says:

    HAHAHAHAHA. I am hoping he gets burnt, but even if he makes less than he did with the Yankees on a new contract, if he signs for 7+ years he is making out very well. I wouldn’t mind seeing the guy in the National League.

  2. redsoxtalk says:

    Yeah, nothing would make me happier than A-Rod and Boras falling flat on their faces because there are no takers at $30-35M per.

    With the Yankees not bidding on him (yet), the market is kinda slow. The Red Sox are not as hot for him as Boras hoped, despite A-Rod’s quote about wanting to play in Boston. The Mets are not that big on him, and with good reason. Why would they move David Wright, who has been phenomenal at third for them? People are window-shopping, but not buying Rodriguez. Getting him over the NL would be nice, but not likely. Not sure the Dodgers would outbid Anaheim for him at this point. Only other possibles I read of could be SF or the Cubbies.

  3. FireDannyAinge says:

    Unless he is willing to pay us?


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