The time is now. It has been well overdue, but the time has finally come for the New York Yankees and their fans to realize that the days of 40-plus homeruns and 130-plus RBI's from Alex Rodriguez are long gone. It is also time to forget how much money he is still owed and how long he will still be wearing pinstripes.
Despite joining the majority of the Yankees in a collective slump during the entire 2012 MLB playoffs, A-Rod found himself at the forefront of all the criticism. His benching in Game 3 of the ALCS sparked the idea that the Yankees could not move forward with him on the team.
It is time to put to rest the idea of A-Rod playing for another team. GM Brian Cashman has clearly and definitively stated that A-Rod is going nowhere.
The time is now to figure out what A-Rod can do to improve on the elements of the game that he can control.