The A-Rods of Greenwich, CT

Is Alex giving away his negotiating plans? They say your real estate spending should be about 25 percent of your salary, so it looks like the Yankee third-sacker is hoping for an extension in the $100m range. Or maybe he’s just going to flip that sweet apartment on Park Ave?

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  • “Inside are seven bedrooms, 17 bathrooms, nine fire places,”
    the 17 toilets seems…excessive. But the rich are not like you and I. They apparently sh*t a lot.
    I’m not going to lie. I view this as good news from a Yanksfan perspective. Am I being foolish and short-sighted here?

    Nick-YF July 23, 2007, 1:04 pm
  • Correct me if I am wrong, but Connecticut is close to Boston as well right?

    John - YF (Trisk) July 23, 2007, 1:12 pm
  • Greenwhich is 3.5 hours away from Boston.

    Nick-YF July 23, 2007, 1:20 pm
  • Thanks Magellan! LOL
    My point is he could just as easily be planning on signing with Boston. 3.5 Hours is just far enough that Alex can hit on all the Tufts, BU and BC chicks he wants and not have to worry about Cynthia cramping his style. Also it’s just close enough to Manhattan in case Derek wants to start up those sleep overs again.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 23, 2007, 1:31 pm
  • Greenwich is 3.5 hours away from Boston
    By stagecoach, maybe. More like 2:45. Nonetheless, it’s an NYC suburb, not a Boston suburb.
    With seventeen bedrooms, it’ll be easier for A-Rod to hide “guests” from the missus.

    SF July 23, 2007, 1:38 pm
  • We Yankee fans need to concede to the fact that this man we call A-Rod is not coming back next season. I wouldn’t care if he was buying a co-op in the South Bronx, he’s gone. You can’t bag on a guy over and over and over, then hope for him to show allegiance.

    John - YF (Trisk) July 23, 2007, 1:44 pm
  • I don’t think this means anything. He could easily get a really nice apartment in what ever city he plays in, then take a jet home on off days, etc.
    To a man as wealthy as him, distance is not really a factor in life.

    LocklandSF July 23, 2007, 1:46 pm
  • Curt Schilling had a house in Arizona until this past year, so I agree with trisk and Lockland — interesting, but not really significant.

    Paul SF July 23, 2007, 1:50 pm
  • my estimation is based on my 4 billion trips on the Chinatown bus from NYC to Boston, so it was skewed accordingly. I once took an 8 hour bus ride to Boston from NYC. Oh, the memories!
    By the way, my guess is that he’s returning to the Yanks. Mainly because they have the most money.

    Nick-YF July 23, 2007, 1:53 pm
  • I think ARod is still emotionally burned after all of New York crucified him last year, so it would be nice to see him give the metaphorical middle finger to all of NYC by opting out. There are plenty of other teams that will give him bucketloads of cash, including *gasp* the Boston Red Sox.
    Whether you like him or not ARod is on track to DESTROY the home run record, enough so that one or two injury-ridden seasons wouldn’t matter. A smaller market team with low attendence would drool at the opportunity to sell out every game in the future while ARod keeps depositing baseballs in the outfield bleachers.

    Atheose - SF July 23, 2007, 2:47 pm
  • He probably needs to play for a smaller market team even though none of them can afford him. NY and Boston are great baseball towns but can be very tough on baseball players. A-Rod needs to be loved unconditionally by the fans and he won’t get that in either place. It’ll be fun to watch him smash records…for a team which isn’t a division rival. ;-)

    DW-sf July 23, 2007, 2:58 pm
  • NY and Boston are great baseball towns but can be very tough on baseball players. A-Rod needs to be loved unconditionally by the fans and he won’t get that in either place.
    Uh, WHAT?! A-Rod is KILLING this year, hitting like an alien, clutch, just unstoppable. And he’s doing this all despite playing in a town that’s “tough on baseball players”. Is there any more evidence needed that A-Rod can perform anywhere?
    What is it with just ignoring the fact that A-Rod is having one of the greatest years ever IN NEW YORK?
    This is a ludicrous argument, that A-Rod “needs” to be in a small town, away from the spotlight and pressure of big-town baseball, in order to do his thing.

    SF July 23, 2007, 3:10 pm
  • yeah, but could you imagine what he’d be doing this year if there were no pressure?!
    And so on.
    It seems that these days no one really has a viable argument about A-Rod not being able to handle the lime-light. Funny how reality can silence the critics.

    Nick-YF July 23, 2007, 3:45 pm
  • ARod is having a fantastic year, definitely. But he had 3 years PRIOR to this year where he was the whipping boy of New York, despite being MVP in one of those.
    Let’s face it–ARod isn’t always going to perform the way he is this season, and if his numbers are 40/100/.300 next year the Yankees fans will throw him to the hounds again. I don’t think DW-sf was saying that ARod sucks, he was just pointing out that ARod is very emotionally sensitive (which he’s proved in the past).

    Atheose - SF July 23, 2007, 5:08 pm
  • If A-Rod has only 100 RBI while hitting 40 homeruns in the Yankee lineup, we’ll know that the Yankees are in last place, and he would be the least of their problems.

    Anonymous July 23, 2007, 6:14 pm
  • It’s nice to see Yanks fans realize that they have a future HOFer on their team…Oh wait, he’s an MVP too? Wow. I hope to anything that he leaves the Yanks faster than the fans change their fairweather support of his performance.
    PS-Hey Alex: we’re clearing alot of cash off our books next year for a certain SS…but where would Lugo go?

    TheFens July 23, 2007, 6:22 pm
  • TheFens–haven’t you heard? The Sox are putting off resigning Lowell so that ARod can play 3rd.
    Not sure if I agree with the front office though. Lowell is still leading the team in RBI’s, it’s tough to dump a guy after doing that.

    Atheose - SF July 23, 2007, 7:04 pm

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