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Sources: Yankees more than $100M short of entertaining A-Rod

Updated: November 2, 2007, 9:24 PM ET
By Buster Olney | ESPN The Magazine

Before Alex Rodriguez opted out of his contract with the Yankees earlier this week, the team was told that it would not be able to meet with the third baseman unless it presented an offer of at least $350 million, sources say.

The Yankees had hoped to meet with Rodriguez this week, and would have presented him with an extension offer close to five years and $150 million, to begin at the conclusion of his 2008-2010 contract, through which he would have earned $81 million. Through the Yankees' ...

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