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The New York Yankees are looking for any team willing to take Alex Rodriguez off their hands a what is clearly on the downside of -- Korea he -- only 120 in the playoffs but.
I'm told -- try to pick up -- -- in the stands during the game fans say.
And -- the Yankees still owe him a 114 million dollars over the next five years not including bonuses.
Is this gonna scat teams away from signing -- -- -- -- anyplace as to long term deals joining us now is sports agent himself he Gina leaves.
-- story just think this really will upset the whole idea of long term conference.
I don't think so I think you'll see with elite level athletes players like Kobe Bryant Tom Brady.
They're not driven by individual honors -- statistics are driven by championships.
And I think that's what we'll so disheartening about the whole.
If it -- yankees and now on the hope for fine views 114 million dollars they could actually owe him some five million dollar bonuses -- -- milestones.
That was just a terrible business deal.
You don't think that will inhibit others from making similar long term I think you'll be you'll see teams be wary about signing players on the north side of thirty realizing that as they progress in their -- -- -- as they get older to -- productivity is going to decline.
But the same point in time when you have teams are large market teams can afford to pay the luxury tax.
They will play to their strengths they will try to outspend.
Signed will be level talent and the small market and so it's worth it to the Yankees -- -- this is -- assignment deal from way back it was it wasn't Hank Steinbrenner has -- the desire to avoid the luxury tax but.
In 2011 they paid almost fourteen million dollars but it's it's it's worth it for a team a marquee team.
To get marquee names don't blame us it's worth it no matter what they have to pay even if it outperform US side.
I think winning it comes down to winning teams -- assign -- when I know that was what was so disheartening the fact that he was in different there's a lack of -- You do you I had vested interest in these guys making -- yeah here's another -- -- that just say that maybe the general public should be excited that this happened because.
Arguably these big box and change the game of baseball and other professional sports.
May -- an assignment team will look for our heart and you know -- and not just go after the big buck I.
I think you're gonna see a correlation the way it's always been a league level talent demands -- -- level dollars.
And with -- -- that was the part of the so disheartening for everybody involved.
Usually players of his caliber.
Our dedicated they are only focused on one thing that's winning championships.
And for him to send a baseball you stand during the middle of the game where he was benched for poor performance.
Given now yeah now he's saying he wants to make things right this is a -- saying -- wants to come back and make things right he does not want to be traded.
You know even the general manager at the end of -- saying wait a second is never gonna be MVP caliber ever again when you make of that.
I agree I think that my prediction is that this off season even with no trade clause -- even with a 114118.
Million left on his contract.
I think NCAA rod -- different -- look -- what's that about sending a baseball into the stands Russia.
Apparently allegedly using the legal term if -- if during the middle of the game in which he was -- he had a -- take a ball of to a woman in the stands to get her phone number.
-- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- I would be so turned off by baseball with a phone number around with -- -- They probably thrown at Overture yankees banned and I was sitting right behind home plate where these gals -- are a I think that baseball -- -- back in and they get it gives -- there.
-- beat him right between the eyes that.
If it is an interesting prospect is that that you you play you pay these plays and on my and the leg and it's really change the nature of -- I think really.
That the high performance -- not before the high paid on not performing.
I don't think you're seeing it across the board I think -- you have the pool to didn't have a good year this year you have a rod the whole situation the playoffs but.
At the end of the day you're gonna have teams that.
Predicate their success on players are performed they're gonna believe that these guys are going to be interest -- one thing alone.
That's winning champion -- see you buying pushing your own book you always thought I imagine you want these mega salaries because if you get your percentage -- -- not yeah.
Happened -- the Yankee fan and so don't play -- games anymore could they expect the week it hasn't signed they're not going to the World Series.
In August is -- scream and we pay for you that we pay for this championship so they think they brightly but you a -- in every seat is now because we have heart every single year you know you're not gonna.
You must be from I'm back I just think that I think that this money -- -- -- -- your.
-- don't have -- not not saying that at all I think they understand that in this town there's a saying will Farrell's character from Talladega nights if you're not first you're last.
And that's the mentality of The New Yorker new export.
-- a page you agree -- American full full -- Is running away with sport in America basketball baseball hockey down full full way -- that's where the money is that's where the ratings now.
You're absolutely footballs and number one spectator sport in this country -- revenue represented football player is that -- that is correct.
-- You didn't -- always a pleasure thanks very much of coming ensued.