Monday, February 19, 2007

Alex Rodriguez thoughts on Jeter And Future

"TAMPA, Fla. -- Alex Rodriguez's fourth season with the Yankees opened with a confession, as the All-Star admitted his relationship with shortstop Derek Jeter is not as strong as it once was.
"Let's be honest," Rodriguez said on Monday. "Derek and I were best of friends about 10 or 12 years ago, OK? Best of friends. We're still good friends. We get along well; we cheer hard for each other, he cheers for me. We both more importantly want to win a world championship.

"Do we go to dinner every night like we used to? No. But we're good friends, we have a lot of respect for each other, and we want to win."

Rodriguez said he felt it was important to clear up the issue of his friendship with Jeter, which had become a frequent topic of speculation in recent years.

It is widely believed that the relationship was significantly affected by a 2001 magazine article in which Rodriguez referred to Jeter as a "number two hitter," meaning he was not the impact player in his club's lineup. "

Ok, what to think about this? A-Rod calls out Jeter because Jeter is supposed to be the leader.Jeter is tired of A-Rod. A-Rod wants to know why Jeter will backup a one time Steroid User and not him. It's all about Ego.

Now in my opinion, A-Rod is going to use his opt out clause after this season unless
1.The Yankees win the world series.
2.A-Rod hits very good in the playoffs.

A-Rod will most likely opt out and go play on a team were he can be the leader, and he is the SS. (Boston anyone?)

The Yankees are going to have a major hole to fill at 3B if A-Rod does opt out. Maybe they should of had traded A-Rod this off-season to the Tigers for Joe Crede and who ever else. You can't trade somebody like A-Rod at the all-star break so the Yankees have a big problems on their hands.

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