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Here’s a juicy rumor. According to the Philadelphia Inquirer, The Yankees are considering sending A-Rod and Melky Cabrera to the Phillies for Bobby Abreu, Pat Burrell, David Bell and Tom Gordon.

Only one problem: A-Rod has a no trade clause and says he’s not interested in going to Philly.

“It doesn’t make any difference,” Rodriguez said of the rumor. “I would veto it.”

Like Abreu, Rodriguez has a no-trade clause in his contract that he would have to waive if he was to be moved.

Needless to say, the fantasy league-like rumor is getting lots of airtime on sports-talk radio and will be a hot topic when the Phillies play the Braves tonight at Citizens Bank Park.

Imagine, though, an infield of A-Rod at third, Rollins at short, Chase Utley at second and Ryan Howard at first.

The question is, why would the Yankees do it?

If you’re a Philly fan, obviously this is an exciting rumor. But the longer I think about it, the more I think Philly fans would absolutely eat A-Rod alive. He just doesn’t have the grit to survive in the city of brotherly love. He’s too pretty. He’s too expensive. I think fans would be excited at first, but it is a relationship that would sour quickly. And A-Rod sounds like he thinks so, too.

3 Responses to “A-Rod to Philly?”

  1. Nick Kapur says:

    He’s definitely joining the Yankees. They designated Kelly Stinnett to make room for him.

  2. i think the yankees need A-ROD along with jeter and posada.If they trade them, Idon’t think the yankees would win any world series for a while.

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