The last number of years hasn’t been good for Alex Rodriguez. Everything from admitting to using steroids to needing hip surgery to being named in a recent report that he bought performance-enhancing drugs has happened to Rodriguez. The New York Yankees appear to be looking to find a way to void the last five years of Rodriguez’s contract and things couldn’t get much worse at this point.
Rodriguez has been a burden the last two years, hitting just four more home runs during those two seasons combined than he hit in 2010 along with hitting terribly in the postseason. He isn’t worth anywhere near $28 million a season at this point. I don’t blame the Yankees for wanting to find any way to get out of that contract with the production they are getting. I don’t think that the Yankees will be able to pull this off but if it is proven that Rodriguez has been using steroids lately, there is cause to pull the contract away.
With the hip problem that Rodriguez had fixed recently that will sideline him for most of the 2013 season and potentially the whole year, it would be wise for A-Rod to stay under the radar. There will be people who think it would be best for him to retire and I think that could be the way it goes for Rodriguez. I’m not sure how much worse things can get for A-Rod but this new situation is one that must be watched very closely because it could mean the end of the line sooner than later.