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A-Rod thinks Red Sox could make move for Miguel Cabrera

Ty Anderson
July 15, 2017 - 4:31 pm

Alex Rodriguez belted his share of bombs during his MLB career, and it turns out he’s still trying to hit them, this time from behind the desk of the MLB on FOX pregame show.

Speaking before today’s Red Sox-Yankees game, Rodriguez and the crew talked about the Red Sox’ chances in the American League and what the club’s needs were when A-Rod dropped a bomb potentially linking the Red Sox to the Tigers’ Miguel Cabrera.

“I would not be surprised — and it’s just me, I’m not Ken Rosenthal here, nobody is — but I would not be surprised to see Dave Dombrowski pull off a blockbuster and getting Miguel Cabrera to the Red Sox,” Rodriguez, who said that he has known Dombrowski since Dombrowski took over the Marlins back in 1993, told the panel.

I think Frank Thomas, the man to A-Rod’s left, spoke for all of baseball when he exclaimed a “What?” at the mere thought, but Rodriguez made his case on the idea.

“Six years, $184 million owed to him,” Rodriguez said. “No no-trade clause, and they have the prospects in Boston and the resources with John Henry to make this deal happen.”

The 34-year-old Cabrera, an 11-time All-Star and two-time American League MVP, is hitting .264 with 11 homers and 41 RBIs in 74 games this season, and has a long relationship with Dombrowski dating back to both the Marlins and Tigers.

He would also probably cost the Red Sox everything in their farm system.

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