After a disastrous postseason that saw Alex Rodriguez collect four times as many strikeouts as hits and get caught flirting with a woman during an ALCS Game, it seems as if Rodriguez may have worn out his welcome with the New York Yankees (h/t John Perrotto of USA Today).
MLB trade rumors have started to surround Rodriguez, and there has been a lot of conflicting news. Wallace Matthews and Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York have noted that the Yankees and Miami Marlins have talked about A-Rod. That claim has been refuted by both Yankees GM Brian Cashman and Marlins team president Dave Sampson (h/t Joe Frisaro of MLB.com).
Then, there have been reports from Bob Nightengale of USA Today that Rodriguez would be willing to waive his no-trade clause to go to a big-market team. However, Bryan Hoch of MLB.com has a quote from Rodriguez about how he is interested in staying in New York.
If the Yankees do try to deal Rodriguez, his contract will be a roadblock. He has five years and $114 million left on his deal. One way that the Yankees could to deal Rodriguez would be taking on another bad contract in return. These deals would likely involve other players as well.