Latest Update Joe Girardi says he expects Alex Rodriguez to be the Yankees' third baseman next season. Mon Sep, 29, 12:27 PM
Is one of the best sluggers and run-producers of all time, and owns prodigious home-run power. Still owns a great arm at the hot corner. Is a good base-runner who can steal a base.
Flaws: : His defense has declined over the years. Hasn't always performed to the best of his abilities under the spotlight (and in the clutch). Controversy has dogged him throughout his career.
Probably not the news Yankees fans want to here as they not only miss the playoffs, but they also say goodbye to Derek Jeter after 20 years of service. But nevertheless, A-Rod will be back, for better or for worse, and given the state of third base in fantasy leagues right now, he could prove to be one of the top guys at the position if he can find his power stroke without performance-enhancing drugs.Analyst: Howard Bender
That's the way to improve your standing with the team, ARod. He must figure a full year off from baseball will make him more desirable as a player. Then again, not playing reduces his risk for injury, so maybe this is a smart move after all.Analyst: Ivar G. Anderson
Rodriguez has been out of action in 2014 due to suspension, but with plenty of money still owned to the Yankees former MVP, the team has to make some serious decisions in regards to how they want to handle A-Rod once able to return to the team. No matter how good of baseball shape Rodriguez while working out, it isn't going to weigh in on the Yankees decision this winter as they will likely try and find a trade partner for their suspended third baseman. Analyst: Matthew Beck
Just when I thought I had forgot about A-Rod, this story pops up. Look, this story is so played out that my brain literally hurts. The real story is whether or not A-Rod will rejoin the Yankees after his 162 game suspension is up. What a circus it could be next March!Analyst: David Kerr