"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Newsday: Rodriguez wants to return

From Jim Baumbach:

"It appears at this point that he wants to be a Yankee." Steinbrenner told Newsday in a cell phone conversation just a few minutes ago.

Despite so vigorously stating they would not negotiate with A-Rod after he opted out, the Yankees are entertaining this surprising new development because Rodriguez is willing to take sacrifices.

"The reason we didn’t entertain it in the first place is because of the opt out and the loss of the Rangers money and so forth," Steinbrenner said. "But at this point it appears he’s willing to make sacrifices to be a Yankee. Basically that’s it in a nutshell."

In his statement, Rodriguez referenced potential sacrifices -- which would include taking less money to account for the $21 million subsidary from the Rangers he cost them by opting out. (Newsday: On the Yankees Beat)

So there you have it. I honestly can't say I saw this coming.


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