Posted October 19, 2012

Alex Rodriguez won’t waive no-trade clause, ‘will be back’ with Yankees

MLB

Just after the Yankees were swept by the Detroit Tigers in the American League Championship Series, an embattled but defiant Alex Rodriguez said he would “be back” next season and had no plans to waive his trade clause.

Rodriguez struggled through an abysmal postseason, hitting just .111 through the two series. He was benched for Games 3 and 4 of the ALCS by Yankees manager Joe Girardi.

As the criticism piled up in the past few days, so did trade possibilities involving Rodriguez. But Rodriguez, 37, still has five years and $114 million left on his contract, a good portion of which the Yankees would likely have to eat to make any deal work.


19 comments
TheGreatMambino
TheGreatMambino

What's strange is that A-Rod to the Dodgers isn't a far-fetched idea. If the Yanks pick up, say, 60% of the contract, minimum, then the Dodgers are essentially paying $44 mil over 5 years to a player that's quite frankly, still quite good, especially against righties (.920 OPS). Keep in mind that this guy was mostly hurt during the playoffs and  just went though another incredible cold streak. he's still far better than the league-average player, and I'd trust him next year (in a "win-now" situation for the Dodgers) over Luis Cruz. Of course, this could all be a miserable failure, but I'm just pointing out how it's possible and what the Dodgers could be thinking. thegreatmambino.blogspot.com/2012/10/alex-rodriguez-to-dodgers-would-it-work.html

NikhilSeth
NikhilSeth

Arod has every right to not waive his no trade clause.  The Yankees have every right to bench him indefinitely and have the camera pan his face every day and embarrass him.  5 years is a long time to sit on the bench and not waive the no trade clause.   If they are allowed to send him to the minors they should do that and let him ride on buses and stay in crappy hotels.  And not just him but every player who is overpaid and can't deliver.  I wish they would have only incentive laden contracts in sports.  Base contract and when you deliver you get paid like a king.  None of these contracts given to Kevin Brown and others.  For Arod he gets paid 5-10 mill and if he delivers maybe 50 million.  But not this guaranteed 27 mill a year whether he delivers or not.

JackBriss
JackBriss

Arod and Mark are two players who are season players. When it comes to playoffs, neither one is a clutch hitter, they both choke big time. That is exactly what happened again this year. Mark 2 years ago went 0- for 17 . That's not a slump, he was striking out. HE does not have the nerves for pressure and even though AROD is a tad better he is nothing more than a 200 hitter in post season as best./

pointbreak619
pointbreak619

Dont complain about A Rod's guaranteed money of 114$ million.  The difference between this guy and Mike Trout is that A Rod sells tickets, merchandise, and has added new fans to the Yankees monopoly.  To ask this guy, or even Jeter (last year's Jeter) to take a pay cut is to take the side of management, who only needs you until you are washed up.  So yea, A Rod should soak up every bit of what is owed him, even if he spends the next 5 years throwing baseballs to the ladies up in the stands.  

 

billygrif
billygrif

Why on earth would he want to leave NY for Miami?  Have you seen the dimensions of the new Marlins Park?  ARoid can at least run into two dozen pop flies a year that will go out of that Little League Park in the Bronx and have his precious record (and bonuses) he desires.

Terry10
Terry10

If A-Rod had any balls and clearly understands he is so grossly overpaid, he would offer to take $1 million a year plus incentives for more or accept a trade. What an arrogant puke!!!!!

SteveSolomon
SteveSolomon

A-Rod is no longer the player he was, age or steroids or both, doesn't really matter.

With that huge contract of his, A-Rod will be one of the most expensive door stops in professional sports.

burglarbunch
burglarbunch

In other words: Gonna call Victor Conte's successor to get on some undetectable stuff so people will stop booing me.

outrageous.mlb
outrageous.mlb

Trade him to the Dodgers.  They seem to like overpaying for underperformers.

CPUtalking2U
CPUtalking2U

BTW-  I hope that ARod finishes his entire career with the Yankees. 

CPUtalking2U
CPUtalking2U

Say what you will, but ARod never ratted on any other player... stood there season after season and took the heat for everything, even when he knew he was not the only offender.  More players should be stand up guys like him!  Hatters are hatters for a reason- they are usually losers.  Boston papers were buying more ink when they thought ARod was going there- then the deal fell apart because they were too cheap to meet the full contract and now even little school girls use profane chants at yankees---   BAHSTIN  Red SAWX -- either learn to pronounce it correctly or change the spelling!

raylemire
raylemire

As bad as Rodriguez was (and he was horrible), he was far from being the only Yankee who stunk up the joint. Granderson, Cano and Swisher didn't help their long term earning power. The Yankees have a LOT of players to think about.

SteveHayes
SteveHayes

If getting swept wasn't bad enough, this news will certainly ruin the day of any Yankees fan.

pointbreak619
pointbreak619

 @Terry10 This guy did more for baseball during this millenia than anyone else, good or bad, so call him a puke, but he prolonged the limited lifespan of this game.

 

pointbreak619
pointbreak619

 @CPUtalking2U True, this guy is synonymous with the Yankees now.  He cannot leave, but only retire.  If anything, this guy's ego will force him to provide one last great season.  I'm sure he will use steroids though.  That's what these guys do when they reach this age.....Bonds.