Alex Rodriguez returns to the Yankees
Alex Rodriguez will be returning to the Yankees after they agreed to a deal and even though it not the $300 million that Rodriguez and his agent Scott Boras were looking for, it is still the largest contract in sports history. A-Rod and the Yanks have agreed to a preliminary contract. According to sources the contract is a 10-year, $275 million contract. Thats a ridiculous check.
This eclipses A-Rods last contract which was 10 years for $252 million, given to him by the Texas Rangers. That was contract that Rodriguez opted out of and was controversially announced during game 4 of the World Series. This contract will keep Rodriguez in pinstripes until he is 42.
The contract has not be finalized yet but it is getting there. Rodriguez will also get paid higher in incentives if he breaks Barry Bonds home run record.
Derek Jeter in tax trouble
New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, has been accused of not paying his taxes. This could cost the , the captain of the Yankees millions in back taxes.
New York tax officials say Derek Jeter should have been taxed as a state resident from 2001-03. Jeter claims that he is a Florida resident but he is accused of using his Florida address to avoid paying the high New York taxes.
Pay your taxes people, they will come for you.
Mets sign Yorvet Torrealba
The Mets can check off one more thing from their offseason shopping list when they signed Colorado Rockies free agent catcher Yorvet Torrealba, The New York Post reported Thursday. Torrealba isn’t the best catcher in the world but there were not many catchers available this offseason and Torrealba is definitely capable of handling a pitching staff.
The Mets could make the official announcement as early as Friday.