Let the Drama Begin A-gain

Alex Rodriguez is making headlines again…both good and bad. On Wednesday the Yankees said they would like to negotiate with A-Rod concerning a new contract, however A-Rod's agent Scott Boras wants no part of it. He wants to wait until the end of the year to start talking money. According to the NY Daily News, the Yanks are sending A-Rod and his agent a message: "sign an extension before opting out of your contract, or don't sign with us at all."

Various sources are indicating several interesting stances on this situation. Via ESPN.com:
MLB sources told ESPN The Magazine's Buster Olney that the Yankees were willing to negotiate with Rodriguez -- under the condition that he agrees not to opt out of his current contract after this season and that he agrees to tack on any extension to that deal, which expires after the 2010 season.
Meanwhile, when asked about his contract situation on Thursday, he said he has no plans to negotiate a deal during the season. Via the Daily News:
“Like I've said all year, I think it's something we need to do at the end of the year," Rodriguez said. "I think it would be selfish on my part to talk about my contract status when our team desperately needs wins……The whole business sense of things, that's something I leave up to the people upstairs," Rodriguez said. "My only concern is to play baseball and to play at a high level."
Oh and by the way, the Yankees did play baseball last night. They defeated the Tampa Bay Devil Rays 7-3. A-Rod hit his 31st HR of the year and 495th of his career. Scott Boras is counting these numbers and you better believe he’ll be taking them to the bank this offseason. Stay tuned, your local A-Rod drama continues.
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