Leave it to another Alex Rodriguez rumor to be told the night of another playoff game.
Earlier in the day, Keith Olbermann of MSNBC and Current TV posted on his MLB blog that he had unconfirmed sources saying the Yankees and Miami Marlins were working on a deal to send A-Rod to Miami.
According to the report, the Yankees would have paid the rest of the remaining $114 million left on his deal with the team, while the Yankees would get back reliever Heath Bell and the rest of his three-year, $27 million deal.
However, those rumors only turned out to be just that, rumors, as Bryan Hoch of MLB.com reported that Yankees GM Brian Cashman has denied having any trade talks with Miami regarding A-Rod.
Cashman denies Yankees talking A-Rod trade with Marlins wp.me/p1rXvG-8Xic— Bryan Hoch (@BryanHoch) October 17, 2012
This news of the reported trade talk comes after A-Rod was benched for Game 3 of the ALCS against the Detroit Tigers after hitting 1-for-7 in the first two games.
This news also comes after the New York Post report of him flirting with an Australian model in the stands after he was pulled from Game 1 of the ALCS at Yankee Stadium Saturday night.
Overall in the 2012 postseason, the 37-year old is hitting just .130 with no home runs and one RBI and has been benched twice and pinch-hit for several times in key spots.
While it's crazy for the Yankees to have trade discussions in the middle of a playoff series, don't be surprised one bit if the A-Rod trade talks really heat up once the season is over and the World Series concludes.
And trading him to Miami makes sense because that is A-Rod's hometown and where he resides in the off-season.
It'll be interesting to see what happens going forward after this report, and going forward, I'd be on the lookout for more A-Rod trade rumors this winter because I do think he's getting dealt this winter.
Stay tuned, Yankees Universe.
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