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But now that he has gotten a taste of life on the bench
And I believe they will eat half of ARod's contract to do it.
Some contenders would probably want Rodriguez for the right price -- White Sox, Angels, Dodgers, Diamondbacks, Phillies, Orioles, A's. I don't see why he wouldn't find at least one of those teams acceptable if he gets to play every day.
Even if you could find a taker at pennies on the dollar, doesn't AROD have full no trade protection? I can't imagine he would be eager to be traded to any team that would want him...
The Yankees have been paying a premium for awhile now. I doubt these moves change the dollar amounts by even a penny.
I suspect after this post season it'll be harder for NY to sign top talent - a higher premium to go there now as many stars will not want to be benched if they go into a slump for a few games. Seeing Swisher and A-Rod being benched like this is a big sign screaming 'dont come here'.
Of course, the Yanks do have the raw dollars to deal with stuff like that so it probably won't matter too much. Plus just knowing the playoffs are almost guaranteed will draw older players.
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