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November 03, 2007

A-Rod a Mud Hen?: Alex Rodriguez was offered a lucrative minor league contract from the Toledo Mud Hens. Of course it came from one of George Steinbrenner's sons. Will this be the only offer he gets considering he is asking for a $350 million contrat just to begin negotiations?

posted by urall cloolis to baseball at 07:07 PM - 20 comments

He'll have to go back to shortstop 'cause the Mudhens already have 2007 MVP Mike Hessman at third.

posted by bobfoot at 08:08 PM on November 03

Wow, that is funny. Probably a little less than classy from the Mud hen side, but still i laugh.

posted by brainofdtrain at 09:06 PM on November 03

I'm all for this deal. It would be very entertaining to see Alex Rodriguez in the Tigers' farm system.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 09:07 PM on November 03

Awesome. Just awesome.

posted by DrJohnEvans at 09:30 PM on November 03

Boy these Steinbrenner boys just have one hell of a sense of humor don't they? First it is that funny ass contract they offered to Torre and now offering A-Rod a minor league contract. It would be interesting to see though if he could hit the 75 homerun mark to get the bonus. As far as the Hessman thing goes, the Detroit Tigers have Brandon Inge listed as their starting 3rd baseman. I'm pretty sure A-Rod would have no problem beating him out for his position. Funny offer though!

posted by jojomfd1 at 06:54 AM on November 04

Just to clear something up -- the Steinbrenners did not offer A-Rod a minor league contract; Hank Steinbrenner's comment just served as the inspiration for this offer. The Mud Hens are the AAA affiliate of the Tigers, with which the Steinbrenners obviously have no involvement. I believe the Yankees AAA affiliate is in Scranton Wilkes-Barre, PA.

posted by holden at 08:49 AM on November 04

If somebody is dumb enough to give arod anything even close to 350 million-he deserves every penny.nobody can force these schmucks to pay these ridiculously outrageous amounts of money,they decide that themselves.that mud hens thing is pretty comical though.

posted by mars1 at 12:21 PM on November 04

Pretty Funny... seen it before. Though that i wouldnt like the Steinbrenner boys but now imn starting to like Hank. Screw A-Rod. The Yankees won with Charlie Hayes. Scott Brosius got an MVP!

posted by Jzsteinm at 04:58 PM on November 04

A-Rod isn't worth 350 million. Especially when it comes down to performing in the playoffs. You can add alot of piecec with that kind of money. Spread that money around and that will put the Yankees over the top, just ask the Detroit Tigers.

posted by Awwgood at 02:37 AM on November 05

I hope the Mud Hens were aware of A-Rods performance in playoff games! I hate to see anyone not get what they pay for.

posted by americanleague at 09:35 AM on November 05

A-Rod isn't worth 350 million A-Rod is worth every penny that he can get. There isn't another player out there that can produce the numbers that A-Rod can produce in any season. Granted, A-Rod hasn't looked too good in the playoffs but then again, neither did "Mr. Clutch" Derek Jeter this past season. People can hate all they want on A-Rod but as soon as A-Rod arrives to whatever team signs him, those very people that hated on him will be looking like a circus penguins waddling over to him ready to jump on the A-Rod express.

posted by BornIcon at 09:36 AM on November 05

Where does the A-Rod express go?

posted by americanleague at 09:47 AM on November 05

I remember, the A-Rod express is just like the song, "we're on the road to no where".

posted by americanleague at 09:52 AM on November 05

People can hate all they want on A-Rod but as soon as A-Rod arrives to whatever team signs him, those very people that hated on him will be looking like a circus penguins waddling over to him ready to jump on the A-Rod express.. Well, he got booed a good part of two of his three seasons in NY, but I guess Penguins can boo as well as clap.

posted by justgary at 11:49 AM on November 05

Where does the A-Rod express go? Copperstown. Well, he got booed a good part of two of his three seasons in NY... Except when he was smacking homers like there was tomorrow. Where were the boos then?

posted by BornIcon at 12:11 PM on November 05

Where does the A-Rod express go? Cooperstown, higher attendence, the playoffs...

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 02:15 PM on November 05

Except when he was smacking homers like there was tomorrow. Where were the boos then? Is there a point coming or do you just have a bunch of tautologies nearing their expiration date?

posted by yerfatma at 02:57 PM on November 05

Except when he was smacking homers like there was tomorrow. Where were the boos then? Exactly. You're proving my point. Arod is a divisive player. If he gets 350 million or whatever number he wants it's going to be even worse. If he goes to boston, a place that hates arod at this point, and hits 60 home runs, most people will cheer. If he's hitting .240 the first month he will get booed mercilessly. It all depends on his performance, more than any other player. It's not the 'sign him and people in the streets will cheer him' situation you're making it out to be. Unfair? Maybe. But when you ask for 350 million you better be ready for that kind of pressure.

posted by justgary at 06:44 PM on November 05

Is there a point coming or do you just have a bunch of tautologies nearing their expiration date? Can you at least add something interesting to this post? No disrespect but if not, why not just keep it moving? It all depends on his performance, more than any other player. I wish that were true. A-Rod in the regular season is a straight up beast. The numbers that he can put up are truly spectacular and cannot be questioned although he does seem to disappear in the playoffs. Does that mean he's not worth the money he can get in free agency? I doubt it. His performance during the regular season is exactly what can help any team get to the playoffs but as we all should be aware of, no matter how much a player gets paid, no one can win alone in the game of baseball, especially in the playoffs.

posted by BornIcon at 07:16 AM on November 06

No disrespect but if not, why not just keep it moving? Because up until your last comment, you weren't making any point, you were just sticking your fingers in your ears and telling us how great A-Rod is. Which we know. And I don't know if I agree with "A-Rod is worth every penny that he can get." In principle I certainly think players should take all the money they can get, but if a team is willing to pay A-Rod $x million over y years, is that always a good idea, regardless of the values of x and y or what team it is? You speak as though you're revealing some great truth in telling us A-Rod is good and would help any team he's on.

posted by yerfatma at 08:44 AM on November 06

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