A-Rod to Yankees?

MSNBC – Yankees reportedly agree to deal for A-Rod

Now it̢۪s the New York Yankees who are trying to trade for Alex Rodriguez.

The American League champions and the Texas Rangers were closing in Saturday on a deal that would bring A-Rod to the Bronx for second baseman Alfonso Soriano and a player to be named, a pair of high-ranking baseball officials said.

Newsday reported that the two teams have agreed in principle to a deal, and is contingent on a few details remaining.

Wow.

I should have included this from lower in the piece:

Rodriguez, the AL MVP, would be moved from shortstop to third base by New York, seeking to fill the hole created when Aaron Boone hurt a knee last month in a pickup basketball game, an injury that will require surgery. Derek Jeter, the Yankees̢۪ captain, would remain at shortstop.

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Comments

  1. zygote says:

    Holy crap!
    I’m perplexed though.
    What in God’s name would the Yankees need with another shortstop? They already have a future hall of famer at the position!

  2. Mark Hasty says:

    I heard A-Rod would play third base. You know, Drew Henson’s position . . .