Off Season predictions. Arod and/or Cano gets traded to the Dodgers, Swisher signs elsewhere, Granderson gets traded to whomever will put up with his k's. So i guess I'm expecting a large overhaul this offseason.
At A-rod getting traded.
I guess you don't understand a no trade clause? He wouldn't ever accept a trade.
Not only that; but dodgers have what need for him? They have a 3B who is locked up..
And no DH in the NL.
He's here for another 5 years. Deal with it, or don't watch. Simple.
And as far as Granderson, he has a team option, so if the Yankees don't want him, they won't pick up his option. They aren't going to pick up his 13 plus million dollar option and try to trade him, as no one is going to give us any real value for a one year CF rental
i'm not saying la will trade for arod but in terms of draw arod still draws fans. Please a above average third base. For an ownership who overspent a billion dollars on the team i can see them thinking about it. If they are willing to trade for carl crawford. I would beg LA to take arod, addition by subtraction the aj burnett theory.
Never? If he was told he was going to be a bench player? Really?
If they do find a way to get rid of him, they'll have to take something else on they don't want. I can't see how they would be able to pull of something like the Red Sox did. The only realistic opportunity to dump A-Rod (and I use the term realistic very loosely here) would be something like a Buehrle and Heath Bell swap. There wonít be much of a difference payroll wise year to year, except that the Yankees wonít be sunk in for 5 more years. Neither team would be terribly thrilled about what it was getting but it would certainly provide them with something they want in some fashion.
I just don't see any team taking Arods contract no matter how big of a draw he is, its way to much money for what any team is would expect to get production wise. Unless the Yanks are wiling to eat half the contract he going to be a Yankee until the contract is over. The Dodgers might have spent like crazy but the players the picked up, especially long term are still fairly young and have a chance to rebound significantly
As bad as he's been the last couple months i still think alot of it has to do with hum breaking his power hand and not having the rehab assignment to get his timing back and he's pressing harder than he ever has to get results compounding the problem.
I know i'll get ripped for this but i still think a healthy Arod, while massively overpaid, is an above average 3rd baseman an can still be a productive player for us.
I Would Send ARod and Gardner to LA for Crawford
Yes Crawford is not good; but he is = to Gardner when healthy and it also means No more AROD Cancer
Granderson can be traded to either Texas or whomever loses out on JHAM
Possibly Granderson, Bentences for Elvis Andrus? (New 3B)
With Pineda Back and the Rotation looking solid; I would trade resign irichio in the off season; Bring On Board Crawford; and Look to sign BJ Upton