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Reports Say That A-Rod Will Opt Out


If you were watching Game Four of the 2007 World Series Sunday night, you may have been intrigued when Fox Sports Reporter Ken Rosenthal reported from the stands in the fourth inning. The information that Rosenthal broke concerned neither of the two teams playing the Colorado Rockies or the 2007 MLB World Series champions the Boston Red Sox. No instead the news was about the team that you either adore or despise the New York Yankees, and the player who will probably be named the 2007 American League MVP Alex Rodriguez. Rosenthal breathlessly told the planet's baseball fans during the final game of MLB's Crown Jewels that he had just finished talking with Scott Boras the agent for the New York third baseman. Rosenthal then said that Boras had revealed to him that Rodriguez had decided to opt out of the final years of his contract making him a free agent.


As of Monday afternoon the New York Yankees had received no official notification from Boras or A-Rod that he was opting out. New York General Manager Brian Cashman had previously said that if A-Rod opts out that the Yankees will not get into the bidding. New York had reportedly put together a proposal for a five year extension onto his previous contract. However if Rodriguez opts out rather than extends the current deal the Texas Rangers would no longer have any financial responsibility. Rodriguez originally signed a 10 year deal with Texas for $252 million, and Texas is still paying a large sum of his yearly contract since he was traded to the Bronx Bombers.


As a capitalist myself and someone who believes in the free market system, I wish A-rod good luck in getting what ever the market will bear. That's the American Dream, whether you want to admit it to yourself or not. However the timing was beyond bad taste. Three parties should feel shame and revulsion as they look in the mirror. Scott Boras, Ken Rosenthal, and Fox Sports. The one who probably is least to blame is Boras, he did what he should for his client get maximum exposure. But in Rosenthal's and Fox haste to get the exclusive they shifted the focus off the field at a time that was totally inappropriate. MLB players go through torture to get to where these two team the Rockies and the Red Sox were Sunday night. Anything short of apocalyptic news should have been held until after the game concluded.

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