The New York Yankees have made it obvious what their intentions are: Go big or go home. But can they follow up with winning when they have Alex Rodriguez on the team?
The Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter friendship has obviously changed since Alex has been in pin stripes. But how much has it changed?
From some research I have read stories of when Jeter once failed to make the play to first and in the clubhouse Alex decided to remind him of his error. Jeter then said "Go @#$& yourself." From then on the other players had to pull the two apart.
When I think of winning and clutch players I think of guys like Albert Pujols, Matt Holliday, Aramis Ramirez, and Hanley Ramirez. Players who use their skills when they are needed, not in the first inning when your team is already ahead by a lot.
Could Alex Rodriguez get traded mid season in some sort of mega deal? The last trade I can think of that velocity was when Alex became a Yankee. Before that would have to be Ken Griffey Jr. But at the deadline? Who would take him?
I could see the Cubs, Angels, Phillies, or even the Giants making a play for him. It would probably have to be a three team trade with the Rangers. Here's one trade that would be an out of this world trade.
New York Receives: Ian Kinsler, Taylor Teagarden
San Francisco Receives: Alex Rodriguez and a young prospect
Texas Receives: Madison Bumgarden and Matt Cain
It's not entirely equal trade, but if Alex Rodriguez gets traded expect something of that magnitude.