February 17th, 2004

The A-Rod trade

The Yankees shocked the baseball world this weekend by acquiring Alex Rodriguez, who will play third base for the Bombers. From a fan's perspective, it doesn't mean much. The Mets stunk on Friday, and this deal doesn't change that. If he happens to hit a homer in one of the six intracity games, well, bully for him. As far as the "impact on the game," well, who knows. It does put a lot more pressure on the Yankees to win, given that they're now spending nearly $200 million in payroll this year. The Yanks have had the highest payroll in MLB the last three years, but they have zero World Series championships during that span.

And now they might sign Greg Maddux? Wow.