Randy Levine: ‘Thank God,’ A-Rod’s Contract Isn’t The Richest


According to Chad Jennings’ LoHud Yankees Blog, Yankees’ president Randy Levine is very happy Alex Rodriguez’s contract is no longer the richest. 

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When asked about Giancarlo Stanton’s recent $325 million dollar contract over 13 years being larger then A-Rod’s, Levine said, “Thank God.”

Rodriguez, who was suspended all of last season because of performance enhancing drugs, was given a $275 million, 10-year contract, back in 2007. Since the Yankees handed out that monster deal, it’s been the largest in MLB history.

A-Rod is owed $61 million for the remaining three years of his contract. The Yankees have made it evident that they are looking for other options at third base this season. Joe Girardi has tossed the idea of playing Rodriguez seeing some action at first base this year.

After sitting out an entire season, everyone is anxious to see what A-Rod can bring to the table. The team still plans to make every effort to resign Chase Headley, who was acquired from the San Diego Padres this past summer for rookie infielder Yangervis Solarte and minor league pitcher Rafael De Paula.