Yankees Won't Offer Alex Rodriguez a Deal
This leaves the popular third baseman with four seasons left in the record $252 million, 10-year deal he made with Texas before the 2001 season, but language in his contract allows him to opt out and become a free agent after this season. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman says it's a right he's earned in his contract and that the decision is his alone to make.
Although he has the option of taking off the pinstripes, he may also stay for 2008 and have the right to opt out of the final two seasons if the club doesn’t up his salary to $64 million over the final two years.
Either way, A-Rod has a pretty big decision to make. So far, his big mouth hasn't gotten him anywhere with fans and the organization, but his bat may speak louder than his words this year.