October 27, 2007
GIVE HIM $40 MILLION PER, BUT FOR JUST FOUR YEARS TOTAL:
Sources: Yankees expected to make record-setting offer to A-Rod (Buster Olney, 10/27/07, ESPN The Magazine)
The New York Yankees have asked to meet with third baseman Alex Rodriguez, and if and when they get that meeting, league sources indicate the team is prepared to make him an offer that will exceed, in average salary, the $27 million per year that he is scheduled to make over the next three seasons -- and A-Rod would be in line to set yet another salary benchmark.
The offer could be for something in the range of five years -- beyond the three years Rodriguez is already under contract for, from 2008-10 -- and perhaps $30 million a year. The highest per-workday salary earned to date is the $28 million Roger Clemens received, in prorated salary, for a little less than four months of work this season.
And how'd giving an elderly player that much work out for them? Posted by Orrin Judd at October 27, 2007 7:30 PM