Alex Rodriguez stayed for most of his career in the New York Yankees. But at one time, he was almost signing to become a member of Boston Red Sox.
Before the 2001 season, Rodriguez signed a massive ten years $252 million contracts with Texas Rangers. He drove a lot of runs while in Rangers and led the American League for three straight years with the highest number of runs. But in the long last, his success didn’t translate to Rangers success, so they did away with him.
The Red Sox were desperate to acquire the Reigning AL MVP. They agreed to trade Manny Ramirez and Jon Lester so that they can acquire A-Rod. Rodriguez was ready to take the pay cut, but the league rejected the trade, they didn’t want their highest-paid player to take a pay cut.
Speaking on Boston sports talk station(Dale &Keefe show) Rodriguez said that it all came crumbling at him after the league rejected the deal. If the deal had gone through, it would set a bad example in the league. And this would have affected other players but at that time, he never thought that he had another option-Yankees.
In another interview last year, Rodriguez even acknowledged that he got drunk after the deal crushed. However, at long last, everything worked well for Red Sox. They won several World Series under the help of Lester and Ramirez-the same players Red Sox wanted to trade in favor of Rodriguez.
While in New York Yankees, A-Rod played in 12 seasons and helped them to win the 2009 World Series.