• NY Mag: Boras Trying To Cut A-Rod Deal With Cubs

    Posted by on September 23rd, 2007 · Comments (2)

    From the Post

    A new report says Alex Rodriguez’s agent has spoken to a potential new owner of the Chicago Cubs about a bank-breaking deal that could give A-Rod a cut of the team.

    The powerful Yankee third baseman is eligible to opt for free agency 10 days after the World Series ends this fall. And, New York magazine reports, super-agent Scott Boras is already talking to who he thinks is the favorite group vying to purchase Chicago’s first-place team.

    According to the magazine, Boras is peddling a Second City deal that could go for an average of $30 million a year over 10 seasons, with much of that cash backloaded for the 32-year-old Rodriguez – who would then be given the right to buy a chunk of the Cubs at the contract’s conclusion. The report does not indicate who would pay for this proposed, precedent-setting deal.

    New York magazine writes that Boras is in talks with the ownership group that insiders believe will win the Cub-purchase derby.

    That, however, may violate Major League Baseball rules.

    “It is tampering for an agent to talk to anybody about a player who is under contract with another team,” a sports-business expert told The Post.

    Boras did not return calls for comment.

    Asked about the potential deal after the Yankees’ win yesterday over the Blue Jays, A-Rod said only, “I don’t know what that’s about.”

    I hope the Yankees get a lot from what might be the last seven weeks of A-Rod’s tour of duty in the Bronx. If this Cubs deal is true, no one would match it – and Alex would be heading to Wrigley.

    Comments on NY Mag: Boras Trying To Cut A-Rod Deal With Cubs

    1. Andrew
      September 23rd, 2007 | 11:04 am

      If it does turn out to be true, though, Bud Selig would have to slap it down faster than a player found guilty of steroid use. It IS tampering, and if it’s happening, and that ownership group does take ownership of the Cubs, it means A-Rod is not going to Wrigley. Boras could be doing something really, really stupid here.

    2. Corey
      September 23rd, 2007 | 11:29 am

      imagine that cub lineup..wow

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