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Even If A-Rod Gets A Lifetime Ban, The Rangers Will Still Have To Pay Him $40 Million


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If Alex Rodriguez doesn’t strike a deal — and by deal, I mean agree to get suspended for over a year and likely forced to retire — with the MLB by Monday, he could be banned for life. If he gets banned for life, the Yankees won’t have to pay him the rest of the $86 million they owe him from 2014-17. That means the good guys win, right? (Well, assuming you think of the Yankees as good guys, which you probably don’t. But they’re better than A-Rod, right? Right?) That means A-Rod will take a huge hit financially and may actually feel some sort of repercussion from cheating, right? Right?

Wrong.

Via CBS New York:

After playing for the Mariners from 1994-2000, A-Rod signed a 10-year, $252 million deal with Texas, at the time the richest contract in sports history…

The club still owes the three-time Most Valuable Player approximately $40 million in deferred money from the initial contract that A-Rod signed in 2000, according to the newspaper. That figure will eventually grow to almost $50 million.

The Rangers will pay the 38-year-old from 2016-2025, according to the Dallas Morning News.

So no matter what happens to Alex Rodriguez, he’ll continue being rich as shit. What a world we live in, huh?

Let the thought of A-Rod driving around New York City yelling this take you into your weekend.

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  • Jon Haven

    Tom Hicks is the worst thing that ever happened to the Texas Rangers.

  • Benny

    And let’s not forget,A-Rod already has a net worth of 300 millions…..

    Ain’t that some BS,seriously.

  • Anonymous

    A-Rod is one of the worst things to happen to baseball. He should be banned because he will influence others to do the same if he is allowed to stay on the team.


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