Guilty of steroid use.
Poor in the clubhouse.
Beginning to age.
Doesn't hit too well.
Needs to go!
Alex Rodriguez may be a great hitter, but he is definitely not what the Yankees need. The Yankees need some defense, a good, reliable outfielder, and a good pitcher.
Trade A-Rod and we can get everything on the list.
Watch this trade idea to the Phillies:
Rauuuuul Ibanez (Reliable OF)
Jimmy Rollins (Defense)
Jamey Moyer (and a good pitcher)
That's just one idea. I'd say it works well.
Now, if you want to gear towards youth, here's another idea:
A-Rod to the Tigers for:
Curtis Granderson (Reliable OF)
Ramon Santiago (Defense)
Armando Galarraga (and a good pitcher)
A reliever (Zumaya/Rincon)
This trade will make the Yankees a better team, so why not do it?