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Chances of AROD voiding his contract after 2007?

Do you think this is a possibility?

With the recent rapid increase in salaries this offseason, I have to think that AROD may be trying to determine if he can opt out of his deal and make more in the long run.

I think Hicks would still be on the hook for the deferred money related to 2007 and prior years, but any portion of his $27M salary for 2008, 2009, and 2010 that he owes AROD would be wiped off.

A-Rod and Soriano, for example, are about the same age.  If Soriano can get an 8-year, $136M contract, A-Rod should be able to do a hell of a lot better than that just 1 year later, considering he's a much better offensive and defensive player at a premium position.

It wouldn't hurt if the Yankees struggled a bit this year.

Think any team would offer AROD an 8-year deal worth $160M?  If so, that would mean that he would have to get a 6-year/$80M deal after his current contract expires (at the age of 35) for him to beat this hypothetical deal.

Thoughts on any likelihood of this happening?

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