LADY AT THE BAT: A-Rod Wants To Stay

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

A-Rod Wants To Stay

Did Alex Rodriguez forget who his agent is? Did he forget that Scott Boras demands total control over negotiations for all his clients? Apparently, because last night, after the Yankees' 6-4 loss at Tampa Bay, A-Rod told reporters, "I want to stay in New York, no matter what." He further said, "...I was really bad last year, and I still thought it was the best place for me. I've just never been the guy who runs away from a bad play."

Yes, he was really bad last year. If things fall apart for him this year, and he's really bad again, he'll still be wearing the Yankee uniform next year. I truly believe him in this regard. However, unless the Yankees extend him, there is no way Scott Boras will allow him to stay in New York if he has anything close to the magical season so many people are now predicting for him. Players who hire Scott Boras always go around saying "Scott Boras works for me." Not true! These guys are pimped by Boras. They have no control over what happens to them.

A-Rod, you can talk about how much you want to stay in New York until you're pinstripe blue in the face. But as long as you continue to have the season you're having, your days in New York are numbered.

The Lady

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