View Poll Results: Would you want Alex Rodriguez to retire?

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  • No - I still support/believe in Alex

    80 39.02%
  • No - I hate the drama, but he's irreplaceable

    79 38.54%
  • Yes - The money could be better spent elsewhere

    28 13.66%
  • Yes - I'd rather weaken the team than have him on it

    18 8.78%
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    Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Pretend that in some crazy fantasy world, A-Rod was so ashamed of the steroid scandal that he decided to retire and leave hundreds of millions on the table rather than deal with the controversy.

    Would you want that? Would it benefit the Yankees?
    42 is the answer

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    No, I would not want that. We'd have a massive hole in the lineup that would not be easily repaired.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Uhh, absolutely, 100 percent no.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    No, I'd rather turn him, Brackman, Betances, Jackson and cash into Pujols but then I have an entirely hetero man crush on Albert so I don't know how much my opinion counts.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    For the record, as frustrating as the Alex Rodriguez sideshow is, I 100% want him on the team. He's one of the best (probably the best) players in the game, and no matter how absurd his contract is I don't see any way that his production could be replaced.

    This poll was meant, in part, to be a reality check on the people who regret the signing/want him traded/gone/etc.
    42 is the answer

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Huktonfonix
    For the record, as frustrating as the Alex Rodriguez sideshow is, I 100% want him on the team. He's one of the best (probably the best) players in the game, and no matter how absurd his contract is I don't see any way that his production could be replaced.

    This poll was meant, in part, to be a reality check on the people who regret the signing/want him traded/gone/etc.
    It's a loaded question, and pretty well put considering how many different perspectives are bound to come out. I consider him to be the most complete baseball player I've ever seen. I want him on my team. I've been thrilled watching him for these few years and I fully expect to enjoy watching him hit bombs out of the new Stadium.
    "Only dull people are brilliant at breakfast."

    Also: To all the mediots who actually bought into the "we're into defensive metrics now" Sox meme? You're morons.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Absolutely.



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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Dalkowski
    Absolutely.


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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Dalkowski
    Absolutely.


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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    I want him to hit home runs and drive in runs for the Yankees.

    I don't have to love the guy to want his stick in the line-up.
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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    as much as I hate see this happening, the man is irreplacable
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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Who is gonna play 3rd then?
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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    I am probably in the minority, but honestly I would rather he not be on the team. I would prefer that the Yankees could focus on winning vs. whatever Alex's issue du jour is. It's no secret that I haven't been a fan of Alex's personality, but I always did defend his talent. If this is true, it's much harder to do so. And 9 years is a hell of a long time for a distraction. Not to mention the insane money he is getting. We could get a pitcher, CF and 3B for the money he is getting paid.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephsamps
    . Not to mention the insane money he is getting. We could get a pitcher, CF and 3B for the money he is getting paid.
    We can? What CF, 3B, and pitcher could we get for that money? Elite talent doesn't grow on trees.
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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by ppa79
    We can? What CF, 3B, and pitcher could we get for that money? Elite talent doesn't grow on trees.
    For example - Derek Lowe ($15 mil per year); Casey Blake ($5.3 mil per year); Juan Rivera )$3.25 mil) = $23.75 mil, which is still less than the cost of Alex. While none of them are the "elite" quality of Alex, but I am not sure Alex is as "elite" as he was supposed to be before.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephsamps
    For example - Derek Lowe ($15 mil per year); Casey Blake ($5.3 mil per year); Juan Rivera )$3.25 mil) = $23.75 mil, which is still less than the cost of Alex. While none of them are the "elite" quality of Alex, but I am not sure Alex is as "elite" as he was supposed to be before.
    So you would use Alex's money to get mediocre players? 3 mediocre players doesn't make 1 elite player.
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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    I reserve the right to pass judgement until I read the book.
    I'm frantic... Jeter Ceremony Date - when will this be announced????


    Thank goodness we now know.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by ppa79
    So you would use Alex's money to get mediocre players? 3 mediocre players doesn't make 1 elite player.
    Perhaps, but one elite player obviously doesn't put a team over the top and it remains to be seen how elite he will be in the face of this distraction. I didn't think he was worth the money before the steroid allegations, so I certainly don't think he is worth the money now and those bonuses are a total joke and will continue to bring this issue up each time he passes another home run great.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by ppa79
    So you would use Alex's money to get mediocre players? 3 mediocre players doesn't make 1 elite player.
    LOL I agree - that would be HORRIBLE to say the least. I read that and went ...."ugh".

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Quote Originally Posted by stephsamps
    For example - Derek Lowe ($15 mil per year); Casey Blake ($5.3 mil per year); Juan Rivera )$3.25 mil) = $23.75 mil, which is still less than the cost of Alex. While none of them are the "elite" quality of Alex, but I am not sure Alex is as "elite" as he was supposed to be before.
    Okay, where do we play Rivera? Lowe over who? Pettitte or Burnett? Either way not much of a difference and Blake? If did this, we'll be lucky to finish third.
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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Massive facepalm.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    My choice wasn't on there.......

    I do like Alex, but I don't support his decision to use steroids. That said, I would never want him to retire because of this. He still loves the game - he should keep on playing it. He's going to have to change his mentality, though. Ignore the papers and just concentrate on the game; the diamond is his sanctuary. People, home and road, will roast him. He knows to expect this, so he should just let his natural talent flow. What he needs is tunnel vision. If he retires, he will regret it.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    Without him, we are not a playoff team. At least not this year.
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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    What does it matter if he retires or not? If he retires his career will still be tarnished and we will be without our 3-time MVP third baseman. As long as he's a cheat I'd rather him still play then not play at all cause retiring would not help anything. Even though all of his distractions and antics are a major negative, I don't think they outweigh his positives on the field.

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    Re: Poll: would you want A-Rod to retire?

    only if the Yankees had a 3B or SS waiting in the wings

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