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Old January 29 2013, 01:03 PM   #271
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The Angels are going to pay for that Pujols deal in a few years similar to what the Yanks are going through with A-Rod. Ridiculously long contract for a guy already in his 30s who will be a $30M a year shell of his former self in the second half of it.

Big guys tend not to age as well either.
Joey Votto anyone?
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Old January 30 2013, 02:17 AM   #272
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Anyone with half a brain knew that Pujols' contract demands were insane, and this is why I am so very glad that the Cubs only gave him a half-hearted short-term contract offer. Pujols was 32, had a well-documented history of elbow issues, and the little issue of his long-term plantar fasciitis, which is by itself a massive red flag due to its degenerative nature, and the Angels signed him into his 40s. It won't even be five years until that contract is an albatross; I fully expect him to have a pretty big decline as soon as next year. He could have an even more calamitous drop than A-Rod, who can at least put up the defense that both his hips appear to be grinding to dust.
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Old January 30 2013, 05:12 AM   #273
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Alex Rodriguez, Nelson Cruz, Gio Gonzalez and others are on a PED list obtained from an anti-aging clinic in Miami.

Source says the Yankees are looking at ways they can void A-Rod's contract if this turns out to be accurate.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:04 PM   #274
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If I'm the Yankees, I'm trying to find every way possible to void that albatross of a contract.
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Old January 30 2013, 03:33 PM   #275
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The MLBPA will firebomb the Yankees' offices before they allow that contract to be voided.
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Old January 30 2013, 09:00 PM   #276
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Apparently if a doctor declares A-Rod is unable to recover from his injury the Yankess can file a claim on their insurance for most of his contract. Wonder how hard they're rooting for that?
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Old January 30 2013, 09:19 PM   #277
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Apparently if a doctor declares A-Rod is unable to recover from his injury the Yankess can file a claim on their insurance for most of his contract. Wonder how hard they're rooting for that?
Ah yes, the Mets' strategy with Mo Vaughn.

Settling the contract doesn't get them out of the luxury tax burden, however, and they can't force A-Rod not to play. If he shows that he's physically capable and they try to keep him out of the clubhouse, the MLBPA will be all up in their shit.

The only way A-Rod has played his last game is if he retires voluntarily, thus giving up his entire contract, or if Bud Selig suspends him forever (in which case his contract would still count against the luxury tax ). Man, Project 189 is such a beautiful thing.
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Old January 31 2013, 01:35 AM   #278
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^ What is not a beautiful thing, is what I just found out ten seconds ago. Guess who has an album out? Of singing?

Tim McCarver.

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Old January 31 2013, 02:13 AM   #279
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Better than Joe Buck.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:14 AM   #280
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I'm a Yankees fan and I'm hoping A-Rod goes down. What an asshat.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:40 AM   #281
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I still can't believe they thought it would be a good idea to give him another ten years at even more money than before.
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Old January 31 2013, 03:58 AM   #282
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I still can't believe they thought it would be a good idea to give him another ten years at even more money than before.
George Steinbrenner fucking loved him.
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Old January 31 2013, 04:36 AM   #283
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They also wanted a Yankee to break Bonds Home Run record and bring it back to the Bronx.
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Old January 31 2013, 02:06 PM   #284
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Guess they should've signed Pujols then. He's more likely to pull it off now, though I see his fall being as quick as A-Rod's.
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Old January 31 2013, 11:22 PM   #285
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Pujols basically needs to hit at least 30 home runs a year for the next nine years to have a prayer of hitting the record.

This is not going to happen.
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