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Would it bug you if A-Rod came to Boston?

Poll Results: A-Rod might leave NY and go to the Boston Red Sox

Poll expired: Nov 12, 2007  
  • 6% (1)
    I'm a Sox fan, I hope he comes to Boston.
  • 60% (9)
    I'm a Sox fan, I hope it doesn't come.
  • 13% (2)
    I'm a NY fan, let him go to Boston
  • 0% (0)
    I'm a NY fan, let him stay or go anywhere but Boston
  • 0% (0)
    I'm not a NY or Boston fan but hope he goes to Boston
  • 6% (1)
    I'm not a NY or Boston fan but hope he doesn't go to Boston
  • 13% (2)
    Who the heck is A-Rod?
15 Total Votes  
post #1 of 18
Thread Starter 
If Alex Rodriquez left the Yankees and came to Boston, would you be happy or pi$$ed off?
post #2 of 18
Thread Starter 
I'm a former NY fan and now Boston fan so I guess I'm more objective. I hate the whole Yankees suck / Red Sox suck thing. It's a game. Enjoy the competition; enjoy watching the talent of the good players; enjoy when your team wins; say "there's always next season" when your team doesn't.

Me, I'd like to see A-Rod play in Boston. Let Lugo go and have A-Rod play SS.
post #3 of 18
350M? If someone wants to pay him that, go for it. The money is out of hand. I am sure there will be a clause in the contract to get out in 7 years when he gets close to the "records".
post #4 of 18
I'm a sox fan, I will turn in my 'Red Sox Nation' citizenship if he gets signed by Boston. $350 million? NO. Absolutely not. The yankees haven't won a series since they started loading up on 'MVP' players, I'd like to think that Theo and the rest of the front office have paid attention to this. You win championships by playing as a team, a team where everyone does their job every day all season. 9 solid players will beat 6 all star players...we've watched NY fail due to this.

Sign Mike Lowell, let A Rod sit out a season due to greed.
post #5 of 18
He's a loser. Don't bring the curse of a-rod to Boston.

Re-sign Mike Lowell.
post #6 of 18
Thread Starter 
Well I'll give you that I'd rather have almost any of the 2007 starters come back. Certainly given a choice between Lowell (or Manny, or Papi, or Beckett or many others) and A-Rod, I'd take the Lowell (or the other Boston vet). I would like to see the Sox have another infielder that can hit.
post #7 of 18
can we rewind and keep orlando cabrera at shortstop, please.
post #8 of 18
Pretty, oh so pretty A-Rod ... in Boston ... I just can't imagine him fitting that rebel .... get down and dirty .. image ...
post #9 of 18
Where ever he ends up, he won't be good enough to justify his contract. He might be the greatest all around hitter the game has ever seen (he could be, we'll see...) but unless the team he plays for goes undefeated and wins the series every year he will be precieved as under achieving. He'll be called Pay-Rod and heckled by the home fans...

What a way to live.

He should sign with the Dodgers, maybe they'll love him in LaLa land...they won't in Boston.
post #10 of 18
The curse of the Babe was finally lifted in 2004 after 86 years.......With two World Series wins in four years the SOX don't need to be burdened by the modern day curse of A-Rod....
post #11 of 18
I'd be happy, but then again, I'm a Yankee fan. Don't get me wrong, I don't buy into the whole A-Rod sucks, A-Rod's not clutch thing. He's a great player, probably the best in baseball right now. I just don't like the guy. Like Manny, though.
post #12 of 18
AWESOME PLAYER.

NOT A WINNER.

I'll take 10 more like Ellsbury, Pedroia and Lester.
post #13 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by learn2turn View Post
I'm a former NY fan and now Boston fan so I guess I'm more objective. I hate the whole Yankees suck / Red Sox suck thing. It's a game. Enjoy the competition; enjoy watching the talent of the good players; enjoy when your team wins; say "there's always next season" when your team doesn't.

Me, I'd like to see A-Rod play in Boston. Let Lugo go and have A-Rod play SS.
THose Sox/Stankee games are great for the networks. I think half of the hate is created by the media to hype up the games.

No player is worth $350 mil if you are talking about helping a team win more games, but in the right market he could add a lot to the revenues of a ballclub when you add in ticket sales, merchandise, etc.

I don't think it's fair to blame Arod for the Yanks failure to win a WS in a while. When the Yankees were winning a while back they always had great starting & bullpen pitching. Needless to say, if any team spends 350 mil on one player they won't have much to pay for the pitching.
post #14 of 18
I know that I don't want to see his horrendous playoff performance while wearing a Red Sox uniform. Now, I am happy to see that performance while wearing a Yankees uniform.
post #15 of 18
As a Yanks fan I wouldn't mind seeing him in Boston. A-Rod is a great baseball player, maybe one of the greatest of all time. But he comes with too much baggage, and I think too much of a need to be The Star. The Sox are doing pretty well with what they've got (you guys don't NEED Lugo to hit). And like Northeasterner said, it's pitching, pitching, pitching -- which is why the Yankees are going to be back on top real soon. (Damn, but I do like that little gnat Pedroia; suspect he's gonna be a pain in our butt for a lot of years to come.)
post #16 of 18
"Stray -Rod "------------------ Can't hit in October , Can't win when it counts and more important NOT a TEAM player - I frankly dont give a rats arse where or if he play but if i was a Boston fan i'd say leave well enuf alone why screw your team up with this greed hog
post #17 of 18
No use starting a new thread, but I hope to god that the Yankees don't reward A-Rod with more money than they had originally planned before the whole opt-out mess. I say give him a low-ball offer and let him stew in his own juices.

We've already got a new albatross contract with Posada (four years?!?!), and another coming up with Rivera.

Good grief.
post #18 of 18
CNN is saying that A-Rod has already signed with the Yankees today (Nov 15). I think he always wanted to stay, but only if the Yankees really wanted him. He wanted to eliminate the perception that he was only there because the Rangers were still picking up a big part of his contract. I'm sure he was confident that his market value was at least close to his option with the Yankees, if not more.
Opting out of his Yankees contract early kept him out of choosing sides in the Torre/Girardi thing. If he had waited to opt out, that would have been perceived as a criticism if the owners for dropping Torre, and that would have made it impossible for him to return.

BK
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