Yankees Editorial: Yankees Trade Value 40-36

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Feb 25, 2015; Tampa, FL, USA; New York Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez (13) makes contact during batting practice of the afternoon workouts at New York Yankee Minor League Complex. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

40. 3B/1B/DH Alex Rodriguez

If you had said 10 years ago that Alex Rodriguez would have no trade value, I think someone would have questioned your sanity. Guess what? He has no trade value, and that’s why he’s last on this list.

A soon to be 40 year old coming off two hip surgeries and a suspension for steroids, with three years and $61 million left, with $6 million bonuses coming to him for home run milestones is something no one, not even the Yankees want to touch with a 10 foot pole.

I don’t even think the Phillies would offer Ryan Howard, or the Angels would offer Albert Pujols for A-Rod. And we know the Phillies really want Howard gone, no matter what their GM says.

If the Yankees could get rid of Alex now, they’d do it, but they don’t want to eat the money, and we can all understand not wanting to set $60 million on fire for no reason.

No one is going to want A-Rod unless the Yankees ate a ton of that money, possibly the whole thing. It’s not worth it. For all the age and injury concerns, Rodriguez sits at #40 on this list.