Yankee slugger Alex Rodriguez is eying apartments in a swanky upper East Side building featuring a $16 million penthouse big enough for his wife, child - and friends, real estate sources told the Daily News.This article keeps referring to the Stray-Rod thing, but that's irrelevant. What's important here is that I don't think Rodriguez would be shopping for $16 million penthouses if he wasn't inclined on staying in New York after this season.
Baseball's richest player has been touring the super-luxurious building under construction at 170 East End Ave., directly across the street from Gracie Mansion, the sources said (source).
Wallace Matthews' moronic opinion notwithstanding, Rodriguez is a very important part of this team and he needs to be back next year.
He is absolutely killing the ball this year. He is already at 26 home runs and 70 RBIs. He didn't have 70 RBIs until the middle of July last year (and he finished with 121 RBIs). He is 10 home runs away from 500. Think of all the records he can break as a Yankee.
I understand that Yankee fans inherently don't like him. I understand that there are Pro-Jeter and Anti-A-Rod factions. I don't know the rationale, but I know how stupid some Yankee fans can be.
My feelings are that he's the greatest player we will ever, EVER see, and we as Yankee fans should embrace him. I love Derek Jeter as much as the next guy, but I root for Rodriguez because he's a Yankee. I realize that Jeter and Rodriguez are two different players, and it is unfair to compare the two. I absolutely hate A-Rod vs. Jeter arguments (I have a feeling that this was what Mantle vs. Maris was like, but I'm obviously way too young). Both are integral parts of what could be a devastating lineup.
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