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A-Rod a Met? What might have been ...

Shot at sustained City rivalry went away when Amazin's balked at agent's demands

Updated: May 20, 2011, 10:16 AM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

Steve Phillips knew it was over the moment Scott Boras rattled off his list of non-negotiable demands. Alex Rodriguez was never going to play for his dream team, the New York Mets, not when A-Rod's agent was telling the team's general manager his client needed perks that would have made the world's greatest divas blush.

This was during the GM meetings of November 2000, and the agent and executive were squaring off inside Boras' hotel suite on Amelia Island, Fla. Derek Jeter, World Series ...

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