On January of 2013, third baseman of the New York Yankees, Alex Rodriguez, admitted to taking performance enhancing drugs (PED). Keep in mind he has a guaranteed contract of over 100 million dollars over the next 3 years. The Yankees have a decision to make between either to keep or release him. The concern for the Yankee organization is that he is returning from a one year suspension due to using PED's. A-Rod is known to be one of the best hitters in Major League Baseball history placing in top - 5 in career home runs and was projected to be the home run king at 750. Within the greats of Hank Aaron, Babe Ruth and Willie Mays. My question to you is would you keep this man with such high ranks and expectations at the risk of his prime days behind him or release with the cost of paying 21 million dollars over each of the next 3 years.
The New York Yankee third baseman has served his season long suspension for PED use and cover up. Imagine A-Rod becomes an everyday player in 2015. If you are a Yankee fan maybe you would not want for that to happen. Steamer Projections, "a system that predicts baseball statistics said that A-Rod would get 561 at-bats if the Yankees' season started today". It also said that he would not produce much; his season would look like: 561 at-bats, .236 batting average, 18 home runs, 132 hits, 151 strikeouts, and 61 walks. These projections could be off in a number of ways. The Yankees roster is likely to change significantly before their Opening Day, meaning Rodriguez could possibly not even get a spot in the starting line-up. He also might not stay healthy all season. Or he could end up being significantly better than these projections because really who knows what could happen. No one knows what A-Rod is capable of as a 39 year old who was suspended for all of 2014 and has multiple hip surgeries.
Standing in the way is the small matter of A-Rod's contract.