Monday, November 19, 2007

Billionaire Warren Buffet helped keep "A-Rod" a Yankee

NEW YORK (AFP) — Billionaire businessman Warren Buffett reportedly helped steer Alex Rodriguez into reaching agreement on terms of a record-setting new contract with the New York Yankees.

Citing unnamed sources, the Wall Street Journal's website reported that "A-Rod" called Buffett and two executives from Goldman Sachs Group last week for advice after opting out of his Major League Baseball contract to become a free agent.

The third baseman has reportedly agreed with the Yankees upon a 10-year deal worth up to 275 million dollars, including money for passing recently indicted Barry Bonds to become the all-time US home run king.

read::: AFP article