Re: A-Rod: 5-years, $114 million
I wouldn't carve out A-Rod's gravestone so quickly. I suspect he might have a little more baseball left in him. Not to mention I bet he has access to some cutting edge pharmaceutical products.
Aside from that, the Yankees can light $114 million on fire and have a good laugh about it. Supposedly their annual profits, when you figure in the YES Network, are running nine digits these days.
Maybe they won't be able to fill 3B without A-Rod, mainly because there's a dearth of talent at 3B these days, but Hank Steinbrenner is still enjoying the Scrooge-McDuck-pool-full-of-money swimming experience.
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