Posted by Media Outrage on 4th November 2007
To get their desired face-to-face meeting with Alex Rodriguez and his agent, the Yankees would have had to start the negotiations on a contract extension for the star third baseman with a guarantee of at least $350 million, Yankee sources say A-Rod’s agent told them. Scott Boras, Rodriguez’s rep, told YankeesGM Brian Cashman of the requirement in a conversation Oct. 25, the sources said. Three days later, during Game 4 of the World Series between Boston and Colorado, Boras announced that Rodriguez had opted out of the final three years of his historic $252 million contract.
That’s big money.