Trade A-Rod! Trade A-Rod! Trade A-Rod!

Shanan H.Analyst IMay 12, 2009

BALTIMORE - MAY 09:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees holds his head after popping out in the first inning against the Baltimore Orioles at Oriole Park at Camden Yards on May 9, 2009 in Baltimore, Maryland.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)

Alex Roidriguez:

Guilty of steroid use.

Poor in the clubhouse.

Poor defense.

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:

A-Rod for:

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?