ORLANDO–Agents who attended yesterday’s union meeting in New York were told that 11 current free-agents are named in the George Mitchell report which could come out sometime around the first of the year, and that all 11 players have been notified by the commissioner’s office. Two agents who were there confirmed this today.
You know how sometimes it’s fun to root for chaos in sports? A massive BCS pileup tieup destroying the system is the biggie, but just as much for the possible four way tie the NL almost ran into this year? I like to root for those things.
Wouldn’t it be awesome to see A-Rod’s name on that list? ESPN imploding on itself would be quite fun for at least a day, his Yankees opt out goes down as the worst decision in the history of decisions, all the asterik debates get to begin anew – wait, no, that part is horrible, let’s skip that. Someone would still sign A-Rod, because he’s A-Rod (same reason Bonds is probably getting signed by someone) but have a heck of a press conference trying to explain it.
It’s more likely to be people along the lines of Matt Clement or Aaron Boone, but at least the wording opens up fun possibilities.