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No one has called the Yankees about A-Rod

Nov 1, 2012, 5:40 PM EDT

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So much talk about how, after the ALCS, there’s no way the Yankees and A-Rod can stay together.  Well, it’s pretty easy to stay together when there’s no one else interested. Bob Nightengale reports:

Not one team, a Yankees official told USA TODAY Sports, has called the club asking about Rodriguez. The official spoke on condition of anonymity because the Yankees do not publicly discuss trade possibilities.

Nightengale says that A-Rod, likewise, would not waive his no-trade clause for anyone anyway.  I’ve heard from some people in a position to know that that is not necessarily true. But it’s also academic if no one wants you.

  1. pisano - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:43 PM

    Please dear God have some team call asap!

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:46 PM

      Best of luck on that!

    • gibbyfan - Nov 1, 2012 at 7:00 PM

      Is anyone really surprised ? Obviously the contract was ill advised from day 1 and the Yanks had to see this coming.I guess it’s just written off as the cost of doing business when cost is just not a problem. I think it more than likely that the same scenario will play out with Albert Pujols and others over the comin years.

    • proudlycanadian - Nov 1, 2012 at 7:28 PM

      Hi pisano. I understand that a totally unreliable source is claiming that The Angels are so desperate to dump both Haren and Wells, that they were planning to offer them straight up for Rodriguez.

      • pisano - Nov 1, 2012 at 7:44 PM

        proudly, I’ even go for that!

      • proudlycanadian - Nov 1, 2012 at 7:50 PM

        My source is totally unreliable and most likely made it up.

      • dcfan4life - Nov 1, 2012 at 8:28 PM

        Sounds like a writers “idea” for a team rather than anything concrete. Unnamed sources can come from anywhere. Leave a note on a writers door saying this is possible and sign it “unnamed source in the Angels organization” and it might end up at the worst in a blog as a possibility.

      • historiophiliac - Nov 1, 2012 at 8:44 PM

        How do we not have a regular on here with the handle “unreliablesource”? (or unnamedsource)

    • pjmarn6 - Nov 3, 2012 at 2:37 PM

      I will not call for him.

  2. El Bravo - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    I bet some of dem hoes in row 2 called him.

    • 18thstreet - Nov 1, 2012 at 7:30 PM

      I hope I’m missing some sarcasm here, but since when does flirting make a woman a whore?

      I’m going to guess your mom has flirted once or twice in her life.

      • thevauntedchris - Nov 1, 2012 at 9:41 PM

        Yeah, you missed it. Whenever you get a relevant opportunity to type “dem hoes,” you take it. Internet 101

      • El Bravo - Nov 2, 2012 at 3:03 PM

        18thstreet, for eluding that my mother is a whore makes you a pathetic piece of shit. So you’re two things, one, a pathetic piece of shit, and two, unable to get sarcasm or a joke. Fuck off.

  3. churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:50 PM

    What total BS! I called the Yanks about him, but apparently he has no interest in being the centerpiece of my 6 month old’s Christmas festivity. I called them back numerous times to show my persistence, and then they showed me a restraining order.

    But I don’t give up that easily!

  4. vallewho - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:51 PM

    No even the Marlins? Unbelievable :rolleyes:

  5. dowhatifeellike - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:55 PM

    My ‘surprised’ face: -.-

  6. sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Nov 1, 2012 at 5:56 PM

    Really, after Cashman said he wouldn’t trade him, ARod said he wouldn’t allow a trade, and his huge contract, other teams have not been lining up?

    Or perhaps this is a negotiating ploy…

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:22 PM

      It’s just Arod playing hard to get!

      • sabathiawouldbegoodattheeighthtoo - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:54 PM

        The Anti-mystery team

  7. chill1184 - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:07 PM

    Gentlemen please, the offseason is still young

  8. dowhatifeellike - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:13 PM

    I’ll take him if he accepts a 75% pay cut.

  9. jeffa43 - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:16 PM

    Trump will buy his contract if you don’t play him… Solved!

    • sidelineshot - Nov 1, 2012 at 8:29 PM

      The myth that Trump has money is just that … a myth.

      • nolanwiffle - Nov 2, 2012 at 11:22 AM

        ….just ask his barber.

  10. jeffa43 - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:19 PM

    Jordan Schafer, F Rod, A Rod are the top headlines…

    Good grief… Pascuel deserves better.

  11. mrsandusky - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:22 PM

    Used to have the phone number for the phillies office and they were never interested in prank calls offering arod

  12. j0esixpack - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Maybe if a team offered him an additional 10 year $250 million extension to play until he’s 52 he’d waive it.

    Then again, who knows – Hank Steinbrenner might match it.

  13. yankeepunk3000 - Nov 1, 2012 at 6:56 PM

    Il call a-rod….can I borrow a million a-rod my boy? no? you need it to pay for your batting lessons? well if you need them man

  14. amehta256 - Nov 1, 2012 at 8:23 PM

    Is cashman waiting by the phone? Nobody in their right mind will call.

  15. steelers88 - Nov 1, 2012 at 8:25 PM

    I’m sure the Pittsburgh Pirates will call knowing that they usually overpay for over the hill players!

  16. steelers88 - Nov 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM

    Well this explains a lot!

  17. sidelineshot - Nov 1, 2012 at 8:39 PM

    This is serious stuff.
    In 2 years or sooner, A-Rod could be permanently warming the bench while collecting the highest annual salary in MLB. Do you think that he could man the gatorade bucket? Or, he could just hang out in the clubhouse eating chicken and drinking beer? … a-la Josh Beckett/John Lackey.

  18. tomtravis76 - Nov 1, 2012 at 8:58 PM

    If Alex retired today, no fans would really care. He can continue banging models all around the world with his millions upon millions of dollars, but as far as baseball fans – can’t wait for him to be out of the game.

    • Alex K - Nov 2, 2012 at 9:32 AM

      So you speak for everyone? Cool.

      I would care, by the way.

  19. tfbuckfutter - Nov 1, 2012 at 9:13 PM

    That is only because all the teams that called and said “Remember when you re-negotiated after he opted out? HAHAHAHAHAHA!” hit *67 before calling.

  20. amehta256 - Nov 1, 2012 at 10:00 PM

    Does anybody think ARod will break Bonds homer record?

    • jlovenotjlo - Nov 2, 2012 at 12:28 AM


      – Everybody

  21. indianbob - Nov 2, 2012 at 1:14 AM

    Giants need a replacement for the “Melk Man” ! Oh, that’s right, Melky could hit :-)

  22. theskinsman - Nov 2, 2012 at 4:23 AM

    Somewhere,John Sterling is still whimpering…’where were the A-bombs from A-Rod’

    • pisano - Nov 2, 2012 at 9:54 AM

      Those days are long gone for Arod, if he were to hit twenty HR’s a year I’d be shocked.His bat speed just doesn’t catch up to the good fastballs anymore.

      • theskinsman - Nov 2, 2012 at 8:47 PM

        Could be his wrist was still not 100%. He could come back healthy next season,and club homers in blowouts again.

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