Number of World Series appearances:
Alex Rodriguez: 0
Alex Rodriguez: $27 Million*, for the next ten years.
Me: Considerably less, for the foreseeable future.
Mark my words (and I've been saying these same words since the Texas Rangers agreed to pay him $22M a year back in 2001): no team with A-Rod on it will ever win the World Series. Ever. If the Yankees and their unlimited budget can't build a winner around this guy, than no one can.
I do like the idea of A-Rod staying with the Yankees - the less teams I have to hate, the better (I think I'm currently despising about twelve teams already - I'm a bitter, bitter man).
*Plus incentives**, because making $27.5 Mil a year isn't incentive enough to do your job.
**Sorry, not "incentives" - "historic-achievement bonuses." Whatever.