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Alex Rodriguez says he would have increased Mets’ payroll to $225 million if he’d purchased team

“The Mets were a team I grew up watching,” Rodriguez said. “I thought that the Mets did — and do — have an opportunity to be one of the great franchises around the world, with an incredible fan base, and we were really excited to take payroll from like $150 [million] to $225 [million] and bring a championship back to the city of New York.

“I wasn’t looking to acquire a team, [but] when the Mets became available, we became interested. Jennifer thought this would be great as well. I enjoyed the experience, so never say never.”

Cohen, of course, needs approval from 23 of the 30 MLB teams, and as Martino has noted throughout the process, that approval is ultimately expected. Rodriguez has said previously that he would match Cohen’s bid without a negotiation should Cohen not be approved by the other MLB owners, though that scenario seems unlikely to come about.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 23, 2020 at 09:39 AM | 29 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. JJ1986 Posted: October 23, 2020 at 11:26 AM (#5984718)
The media should probably stop beating this dead horse.
   2. Adam Starblind Posted: October 23, 2020 at 11:46 AM (#5984725)
Yeah, this was doomed right out of the gate. The Cohen situation seems stable.
   3. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: October 23, 2020 at 06:40 PM (#5984804)
I have no horse in this race.
   4. The Honorable Ardo Posted: October 23, 2020 at 07:25 PM (#5984815)
A real straw man argument from A-Rod.
   5. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 23, 2020 at 07:32 PM (#5984816)
Alex didn't just say it, he affirmed it.
   6. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 23, 2020 at 08:37 PM (#5984828)
a tale as old as bud selig:

a prospective owner declares openly that they're going to spend more money.
someone else gets the team instead.
   7. bachslunch Posted: October 24, 2020 at 05:53 AM (#5984868)
That’s a lot of money to pony up.
   8. Pat Rapper's Delight (as quoted on MLB Network) Posted: October 24, 2020 at 11:48 AM (#5984878)
How would he be able to increase payroll? Buying the team would leave him saddled with so much debt.
   9. ramifications of an exciting 57i66135 Posted: October 24, 2020 at 12:16 PM (#5984883)
can we all just agree to reign in some of the a-rod horse jokes.


at this point, it's just kind of beating a...oh...no.
   10. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 24, 2020 at 12:21 PM (#5984885)
a prospective owner declares openly that they're going to spend more money.
someone else gets the team instead.


It seems highly unlikely that Steve Cohen is not going to significantly increase payroll as well.
   11. BDC Posted: October 24, 2020 at 01:23 PM (#5984892)
Alex Rodriguez says he would have increased Mets' payroll to $225 million

Presumably he'd activate himself, DFA everybody else, and play all nine positions at once.
   12. eric Posted: October 24, 2020 at 04:34 PM (#5984907)
can we all just agree to reign in some of the a-rod horse jokes.


Agreed. People just keep trotting out the same one-liners. It's time to take a different tack. What would it take to spur some change around here?
   13. baerga1 Posted: October 24, 2020 at 06:36 PM (#5984918)
a tale as old as bud selig:

You mean "tail."
   14. Howie Menckel Posted: October 24, 2020 at 08:54 PM (#5984947)
can we all just agree to reign in some of the a-rod horse jokes.

there are neigh-sayers in our midst.
   15. Starring Bradley Scotchman as RMc Posted: October 24, 2020 at 09:43 PM (#5984954)
Mumble mumble lame horse reference mumble mumble.

EDIT: Primey for #5, tho. (Indeed, it deserves a citation!)
   16. eric Posted: October 25, 2020 at 10:59 AM (#5985231)
EDIT: Primey for #5, tho. (Indeed, it deserves a citation!)


See the secretary at the front who will assist you.
   17. Howie Menckel Posted: October 25, 2020 at 11:19 AM (#5985238)
I'll have another unbridled round of this foolish pleasure, even at the genuine risk of bubbling over - no regret, it's worth it
   18. Adam Starblind Posted: October 25, 2020 at 12:29 PM (#5985244)
I know it gets a little stale, but some of the smarties around here really Jones for these jokes.
   19. Ken Griffey Junior Bacon Cheeseburger Posted: October 25, 2020 at 06:13 PM (#5985284)
Alex didn't just say it, he affirmed it.


There's a Mariners/Seattle Slew joke here, but I'm not clever enough to find it.
   20. Howie Menckel Posted: October 25, 2020 at 06:56 PM (#5985286)
7 Derby winners in Post 17 fwiw
   21. Dillon Gee Escape Plan Posted: October 26, 2020 at 08:27 AM (#5985421)
A-Rod might be too trigger happy. I don't know if Mets fans want a sergeant reckless.
   22. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: October 26, 2020 at 09:45 AM (#5985431)
You don't have to be Charismatic Aristides, or even the Authentic Omar Khayyam looking up at the Dark Star to know that Arod will be Always Dreaming to Justify the Genuine Risk of His Spectacular Bid on the Mets.

   23. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: October 26, 2020 at 03:51 PM (#5985530)
Re: #22--
Give the man a Cigar!
   24. Ziggy: social distancing since 1980 Posted: October 26, 2020 at 05:16 PM (#5985548)
Admit it, you guys had to google some of those.
   25. Howie Menckel Posted: October 26, 2020 at 05:21 PM (#5985551)
I would like to think it's tough to find all 7 in Post 17 without a little extra mental horsepower.
   26. A triple short of the cycle Posted: October 27, 2020 at 09:25 AM (#5985630)
You guys are jockeying hard to win this thread.
   27. Jefferson Manship (Dan Lee) Posted: October 27, 2020 at 10:48 AM (#5985653)
You guys are jockeying hard to win this thread.
The stakes are high. And it's not like we're going to be doing this furlong.
   28. Fernigal McGunnigle Posted: October 27, 2020 at 11:05 AM (#5985659)
Naming a horse Omar Khayyam is weird. Is there a famous racehorse named John Milton?
   29. Graham & the 15-win "ARod Vortex of suck" Posted: October 27, 2020 at 12:41 PM (#5985677)
Ties to the thoroughbred industry run through the bloodline of the Mets organization. Of course, the record of the franchise doesn't quite live up to the pedigree.

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