Just when baseball thought they could keep Alex Rodriguez out of their mouths this season, he seems to always find a way to make the headlines. In the latest drama with A-Rod, it appears that he has dropped his lawsuit against the Yankees’ team doctor Chris Ahmad.
Now, the almost 40-year-old is ready to return to spring training in February, and begin preparing for the 2015 season after being out for a full year. The Yankees haven’t expressed their opinions on this matter, but they have no choice. Although Yangervis Solarte has done a great job replacing the third base veteran, it would really benefit the Yankees to have him back there, and have an official starting third basemen.
The team also has to keep in mind about the financial dilemma. The Yankees still owe him at least $61 million, which could easily pay for an incoming player’s contract. Therefore, it would only make sense to give him a chance, and see what he has to offer.
Like many analysts and commentators, everyone is wondering how much A-Rod has left in the tank. Due to two hip surgeries and his age, it will be interesting to see how productive of a player Rodriguez will be next season. It could either be a success, where his absence from the game helped him prepare to have a monstrous season. Or, he could be the same player that he was for the past couple seasons prior to his suspension, which is a waste of space. Either way, we will see if A-Rod can still carry that major league player title.