Seems like a good time to bump, now that Steinbrenner has screwed us Sox fans over one more time. This is why we need a salary cap in baseball. No doubt this is going to help the Yanks in their hitting, and easily replaces Soriano. I had a gut feeling about this the day the deal with the Sox fell through. Saw it coming. Hopefully the League can find some loophole to screw the deal over, but I aint counting on it.
You do realize Jim, that you failed to mention exactly what this deal was, and exactly who
was involved, right? A-Rod to the Yankees
I was in shock when I heard this. Yeah, at some point baseball's going to have to do something about this. I understand that Steinbrenner and the Yanks are certainly playing by the rules, and that he's willing to spend (and get taxed) more than anyone else by a landslide, but this is just getting ridiculous...
Not to mention it was one helluva blow to Sox fans... again. Man, I couldn't even fathom the thought of being you guys, and trying to temper my anger and disappointment with so many things that have transpired over the years. Baseball couldn't approve the deal to send A-Rod to the Sox, but no problem whatsoever sending him to the Yankees?! Huh?!?
I can't believe that the Yanks are getting him for as cheap as they are, and that Texas was willing to eat $67 million of the $179 million left on Rodriguez's $252 million, 10-year contract! Don't think they offered to do that when the Sox deal was in trouble, otherwise I'd imagine it would've worked out like this one did. Soriano (and a player to be named later) for A-Rod (and a ton of cash paid for his salary)? Yeah, that's an even trade...
Boggles the mind, I tell ya'. Evil Empire indeed.