A-Rod hostage negotiations

With millions of dollars on the line, Page 2's Jim Caple gives you the scoop on the Rangers and Red Sox all-nighter.

Updated: December 19, 2003, 12:21 PM ET
By Jim Caple | Page 2 columnist

After the players union vetoed the bizarre A-Rod/Manny/Nomah trade Wednesday on the grounds that it violates the basic agreement, Rangers owner Tom Hicks said the Red Sox and Texas have until 6 p.m. today to work out the deal.

Can they get it done? It won't be easy because there were a lot of demands on the table last night . . .

10 p.m.: Scott Boras restarts negotiations by saying that A-Rod is willing to restructure his 10-year, $252 million contract. But, he says, a man ...

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