Tue Oct 30 06:49am EDT
The San Francisco Giants could plug Rodriguez into the Barry Bonds role. The New York Mets could move David Wright to second base, for a monster infield that would include Rodriguez, Jose Reyes and Carlos Delgado. The Detroit Tigers could add Rodriguez to a stable of Boras clients that includes Magglio Ordonez, Ivan Rodriguez and Kenny Rogers.
And then there are the mystery teams. Boras has a knack for finding them, as he did when the Rangers signed A-Rod. How about the Florida Marlins, Rodriguez's hometown team? They could trade third baseman Miguel Cabrera for three top players, build around A-Rod and shortstop Hanley Ramirez and contend in the National League East.
So A-Rod might cost $30 million a year. The Marlins receive about $30 million a year in revenue sharing. Imagine that, Hank Steinbrenner: You could be paying Rodriguez to play for the Marlins.