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Could Alex Rodriguez Become the Highest Paid Baseball TV Analyst as He Brushes off ESPN With New Bumper Deal?

Published 08/03/2023, 10:29 AM EDT

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Be it during his playing career or his post-retirement career, Alex ‘A-Rod’ Rodriguez is known for setting his own records. Often being malaised by the media, A-Rod also got into the record books for his lucrative contracts. And his retirement has not slowed him down one bit. With the former New York Yankees’ slugger marking his first big ‘switch’ in broadcasting, he could be set for another bumper deal.

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Rodriguez began his broadcasting roles while still a player with the New York Yankees. Giving his analysis on both the 2015 and 2016 postseasons while still contracted with the Yankees. And while he has gone from strength to strength only since then, his contracts are certainly reflecting that too.

Alex Rodriguez Set to become one of Baseball’s Best-Paid Analysts?


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Reportedly, Alex Rodriguez has agreed to an exclusive deal with Fox Sports that could see the athlete become the sport’s best-paid analyst on TV. The 14x MLB All-Star has currently been splitting his broadcasting time between the Kay Rod Cast on ESPN and Fox’s broadcast. However, per the reports, the new deal assures Fox Sports exclusivity and rewards A-Rod handsomely for it.

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The contract will reportedly start after the 2023 season.  Additionally, the deal has exclusivity. Reportedly, the former Yankee will cement his place on the Fox Sports broadcast with fellow former MLB sluggers David ‘Big Papi’ Ortiz and Derek Jeter.


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With fans excited about the star’s exclusive contract, some are predicting that the deal may be set to break the records and make Rodriguez the best-paid TV Analyst appearing on screen. And with the star’s playing career panning out the way that it has, only a few would be surprised.

A-Rod’s Current Media Appearances

Rodriguez is one of the few athletes to leave a mark on the sport even after his retirement. Despite the star retiring in 2016, he has since made sure that his stock remains high among athletes and fans alike. Starting on ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball, in 2018 as a regular, Rodriguez was shifted away from the show in 2021 in the network’s rehaul of the show.


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Since 2022,  he has been appearing on the ESPN Network regularly too. A-Rod appears on the ‘Kay Rod Cast’ co-hosting with Michael Kay, the announcer for the New York Yankees as an alternate to Sunday Night Baseball. Where despite some controversy, the star’s analysis remains appreciated.

A-Rod’s other endeavors, too, undoubtedly keep him occupied. Running a large real estate business under his umbrella A-Rod corporation and even splashing the cash for part ownership in an NBA and WNBA franchise. But the star still remains close to the sport that made him an icon.


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But what do you think about his latest contract? Is Rodriguez actually worth it? Or do you not think that he could stand to be the best-paid analyst on our screens?

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Written by:

Aditya Deshingkar


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Aditya Deshingkar is a MLB writer at EssentiallySports. In another life, Aditya was a lawyer with a premier legal firm in the country and has recently made the switch. As an avid sports lover, he shares a keen interest in NBA, MLB, and Formula 1.
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Abhishek Kumar