The MLB waiver trade deadline is coming up and there have been already a ton of moves made. The Los Angeles Dodgers have made a great deal of moves as of late. They recently acquired Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford and Josh Beckett from the Boston Red Sox as well as Hanley Ramirez from the Miami Marlins. Now, the Dodgers have their sights set on some high-priced options.
Team executives contact the New York Yankees about a possible trade involving left-handed pitcher CC Sabathia and first baseman Mark Teixeira–both of whom have extremely high contracts. Sabathia still has four years, $99 million remaining while Teixeira still has four years, $90 million remaining on his. The Yankees respectfully declined the deal.
There have also been rumblings that injury-prone mega million superstar Alex Rodriguez could be hitting waivers soon although his relationship with GM Brian Cashman has been described as better. It is unknown as to whether or not the Dodgers have interest in Rodriguez. With Rodriguez’s inability to play at third base everyday, he is best suited for an American League team and with the Dodgers already having Ramirez and Dee Gordon in the infield, there is not an actual need for A-Rod.
The Yankees may want to look at moving A-Rod for payroll purposes. He has $114 million remaining on his very large contract that he signed in December 2007.
Currently, Rodriguez is working his way back from a fractured hand injury. He has not played since July 24 but took batting practice for the first time Tuesday. He is currently batting .276/.358/.449 with 15 home runs and 44 RBI in 94 games. He has not hit over 35 home runs in four seasons, which is something to for the Yankees consider if they Yankees want to make a big trade.
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