According to reports, the new manager of the Cubs wants A-Rod. There are few people in baseball whom the third baseman trusts more than Captain Lou. Earlier this season, Rodriguez turned to Pineilla for help during his prolonged slump. So, it’s quite possible that the Yanks slugger would waive his no-trade clause in the case a deal was pursued.
Now I’ll float out a rumor with no basis in reality. According to my godfather’s son’s fiance’s German Shepherd’s trainer, the Cubs are willing to part with Aramis Ramirez, Mark Prior and a prospect (either Ronny Cedeno or Donny Veal) for A-Rod and Kyle Farnsworth. The Yanks would pick up $16 million in A-Rod’s remaining salary. Caveat: The dog trainer doesn’t exist.
Yanks fans, would you make this trade? I’m wondering what exactly is an acceptable return on A-Rod?