More Silly A-Rod Trade Rumors
The local radio stations here in Southern California have been all over this completely unsubstantiated trade rumor for a couple of days now.
It involves Alex Rodriguez (of course) to the Angels, and Arte Moreno extending A-Rod's current deal by 3+ years.
Halos Heaven seems to believe there's more to it than just more idle spring musings, however:
After reheating the A-Rod to LAA rumor mill yesterday, whatDustin Moseley, Jose Molina and Jered Weaver? Well I can say I've heard (a lot) worse offers proposed, but as far as I can tell, none of those guys can play third base and the Yankees don't exactly have a ML-ready prospect to fill in. Cashman is waiting to see if people boo A-Rod in order to trade him? I can't possibly imagine Cashman ever doing business in that manner. Besides, the Angels are absolutely loaded with SS/3B prospects. If this deal were legitimate, you can bet one of them would be involved.
is shocking is that neither outlet is putting 2 and 2 together:
getting the start over Carrasco as part of an audition for a trade to the
Yankees. Stoneman and Cashman have reportedly agreed on a three-tier
1. Audition Moseley
2. See if the boo-birds flock
on A-Rod and how Boras then responds to a trade proposal (as Rodriguez can
ultimately veto it)
3. Assuage Boras by adding Jered Weaver to the deal,
as WTY in Yankee Stadium = Visions of future big bucks to tempt Scott B.
4. Yankees get Weaver, Moseley and Jose Molina for
I really can't wait until the season begins, and we can put all of this trade nonsense behind us. Until July, at least.
Labels: a-rod, angels, trade rumors
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 10:55 AM