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(CBS New York)   A-Rod offered contract to team that had previously signed legends Jose Conseco, John Rocker & Pete Rose Jr   (newyork.cbslocal.com) divider line 21
    More: Cool, Alex Rodriguez, Long Island Ducks, Ducks, Dontrelle Willis, logical possibility, Jose Canseco  
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2014-01-13 11:12:17 AM
Problem witht the rules? Just slap it away. It's the ARod way!
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2014-01-13 11:24:01 AM
More people would watch Arod and whoever play home run derby at Marlins Park than would watch the Marlins
 
2014-01-13 11:27:37 AM
I'd prefer he play for the Peking Ducks.
 
2014-01-13 11:31:48 AM
I predict A-Rod will spend the 2014 season playing for hotties in exclusive nightclubs.
 
2014-01-13 11:33:44 AM
The Rochester RoidRagers ?
 
2014-01-13 11:49:44 AM
Canseco, subby, it's Jose Canseco.  At least spell the name of the freak correctly.
 
2014-01-13 12:03:19 PM

Prey4reign: Canseco, subby, it's Jose Canseco.  At least spell the name of the freak correctly.


But doesn't he have a park named after him?
 
2014-01-13 12:06:10 PM

rjakobi: Prey4reign: Canseco, subby, it's Jose Canseco.  At least spell the name of the freak correctly.

But doesn't he have a park named after him?


No that's Charles Barkley.  They built it for him in Brooklyn
 
2014-01-13 12:38:19 PM

Prey4reign: Canseco, subby, it's Jose Canseco.  At least spell the name of the freak correctly.


A Jose Canseco bat?  Tell me you didn't pay money for this
 
2014-01-13 12:39:22 PM
Part of me misses the days of Conseco and McGuire. The Bush Brothers! The E's had some great teams back then.
 
2014-01-13 12:47:46 PM
With one years salary he could buy the Ducks and their stadium.
 
2014-01-13 01:05:38 PM
What a Long Island Duck on steroids may look like.

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2014-01-13 01:30:44 PM
Canseco was a Newark Bear when they were in the Atlantic League, not a Duck.

I would guess they would want him to replace Navarrete in order to go for a threepeat but I'm not quite sure he would be a good fit in that spot.

Of course this is just a PR campaign and Alex won't go anywhere near a minor league park but its nice to think about.
 
2014-01-13 01:48:17 PM

Teetotaler: Of course this is just a PR campaign and Alex won't go anywhere near a minor league park but its nice to think about.


Why wouldn't he? If I were banned from MLB for a year and seriously contemplating a future comeback, I'd probably try to find a way to spend the summer staying in shape, swinging some bats and so forth. It's like an extended minor league rehab assignment... extended for the length of the whole season.
 
2014-01-13 02:37:32 PM

Super Chronic: Teetotaler: Of course this is just a PR campaign and Alex won't go anywhere near a minor league park but its nice to think about.

Why wouldn't he? If I were banned from MLB for a year and seriously contemplating a future comeback, I'd probably try to find a way to spend the summer staying in shape, swinging some bats and so forth. It's like an extended minor league rehab assignment... extended for the length of the whole season.


The Yankees would probably have to sign off on it (A-Rod is still under contract, despite the suspension).  What are the odds the Yankees would let a small-time independent league team in the same market sign a guy who would virtually guarantee at least a little bit less revenue for the Yankees as some fans instead choose to go see their "hero" for a much cheaper ticket?
 
2014-01-13 02:49:43 PM
John Rocker played in Long Island? Wonder if he took the LIRR.

//slightly more upscale ridership than the 7 train
//but not by much
 
2014-01-13 02:58:57 PM

wxboy: Super Chronic: Teetotaler: Of course this is just a PR campaign and Alex won't go anywhere near a minor league park but its nice to think about.

Why wouldn't he? If I were banned from MLB for a year and seriously contemplating a future comeback, I'd probably try to find a way to spend the summer staying in shape, swinging some bats and so forth. It's like an extended minor league rehab assignment... extended for the length of the whole season.

The Yankees would probably have to sign off on it (A-Rod is still under contract, despite the suspension).  What are the odds the Yankees would let a small-time independent league team in the same market sign a guy who would virtually guarantee at least a little bit less revenue for the Yankees as some fans instead choose to go see their "hero" for a much cheaper ticket?


That's a fair point. They probably would prefer for him to spend his suspension out of sight, out of mind in general. (Not just for revenue purposes, but for distraction-avoiding purposes; as long as he's playing just down the road, people will be asking them questions about him.) Although rationally, it would still be in their best long-term interest if he keeps his skills sharp.
 
2014-01-13 03:54:12 PM
"to" != "from", subby.

A-rod is not offering the contract.
 
2014-01-13 04:28:47 PM
I say the Yankees trade him to the Marlins for $1 and agree to pay his full base salary (though the Marlins would be responsible for milestone bonuses).
 
2014-01-13 04:33:58 PM

Super Chronic: wxboy: Super Chronic: Teetotaler: Of course this is just a PR campaign and Alex won't go anywhere near a minor league park but its nice to think about.

Why wouldn't he? If I were banned from MLB for a year and seriously contemplating a future comeback, I'd probably try to find a way to spend the summer staying in shape, swinging some bats and so forth. It's like an extended minor league rehab assignment... extended for the length of the whole season.

The Yankees would probably have to sign off on it (A-Rod is still under contract, despite the suspension).  What are the odds the Yankees would let a small-time independent league team in the same market sign a guy who would virtually guarantee at least a little bit less revenue for the Yankees as some fans instead choose to go see their "hero" for a much cheaper ticket?

That's a fair point. They probably would prefer for him to spend his suspension out of sight, out of mind in general. (Not just for revenue purposes, but for distraction-avoiding purposes; as long as he's playing just down the road, people will be asking them questions about him.) Although rationally, it would still be in their best long-term interest if he keeps his skills sharp.


At the same time the "they won't let me play" media shiatstorm would not be good for Yankee PR.

And if they expect him to take the field in pinstripes in 2015, they would want him.

The Yankees are in a bad situation. No matter where this mess goes.

Now if the Yankees would just announce that they are donating his salary to charity. It would remove the "they are benefitting from this" argument, at the least.

And MLB introduces rules to keep suspended players included on the official payroll and have teams pay the salary to the league to be distributed to charity.
 
2014-01-13 04:51:25 PM

The Bestest: I say the Yankees trade him to the Marlins for $1 and agree to pay his full base salary (though the Marlins would be responsible for milestone bonuses).


I wonder if he'd be willing to waive his no-trade clause yet.  I'd imagine some teams would happily pay a few million/year for his level of production.  And think of all the tickets sold to people coming to boo him!
 
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