Thursday, July 26, 2007
A-Rod Is About To Hit #500
Do we care? We've seen A-Rod at what amounts to his worst. And clearly now we're seeing A-Rod at his best. (Is that 100+ RBI I see in July?) What now? If A-Rod opts out, do we re-sign him and shoulder the entire burden of his salary? (Right now we pay about $16 mil; in a new contract, A-Rod will get $30 mil for 6 or so years and the team that signs him will have to pay it all.) Do we say goodbye? Or are we secretly hoping he'll just stand pat and we can keep his bat in the lineup and just deal with the drama for what amounts to a bargain price? My vote is to say goodbye: A-Rod will be much happier elsewhere...and so will we.