With his recent troubles up at the plate, are the Yankees finally ready to give up on Alex Rodriguez?
The Yankees President Randy Levine and Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria were jokingly talking about having A-ROD in Miami, but how serious are those rumors now? Loria was reported to tell Levine that “Alex is Mr. Miami, it would be great if he played here for us.” To which Levine replied, “You can have him.”
Brian Cashman denies that he has talked to the Marlins about this and says the reports are 100% False.
“I have had no discussions whatsoever with the Marlins,” Cashman stated. ” Certainly would never have any trade discussions under the circumstances. I certainly have not had any discussions with any GMs other than the pregame meeting with Dan Duquette with the Orioles, with the umpires and then with Dave Dombrowski. But I’ve had no trade discussions. so false. One Hundred percent false.”
A source close to Rodriguez said the only likely place Alex would want to play would be back in Miami, his hometown.
Alex Rodriguez was born in Washington Heights, New York and moved to Miami at a very young age. As a teenager, young A-rod became an instant superstar in Miami’s Westminster Christian High School. In 100 games he batted .410 with 90 steals. He was heavily recruited to University of Miami baseball team and also had offers from the Football team to become the Quarterback. A-Rod forwent college and was picked up by the Seattle Mariners in the first round of the amateur draft when he was only 17.
Rodriguez is considered one of the best all-around baseball players of all time. He is the youngest player ever to hit 500 home runs, breaking the record Jimmie Foxx set in 1939, and the youngest to hit 600, besting Babe Ruth’s record by over a year. Rodriguez has fourteen 100-RBI seasons in his career, more than any other player in history. On September 24, 2010, Rodriguez hit two home runs, surpassing Sammy Sosa’s mark of 609 home runs, and became the all-time leader in home runs by a player of Hispanic descent. (Source Wikipedia)
Alex Rodriguez Career Stats and Awards
On the verge of being swept, Alex Rodriguez has only one thing on his mind today:
“I love the Yankees. I love this organization,” Rodriguez said. “My focus right now is to help this team come together and win a game. Do not allow all this negativity and questions and gossip stuff or this crap or that crap, let’s focus on winning a game and go from there… What I will tell you is I hope nothing is going on like that at this point because our only focus from top to bottom, is to win a baseball game right now.”
Alex Rodriguez lives in Miami during the off-season. Would you, as Miami fans, welcome A-ROD to the Marlins?