Imagine the following scenario:
‘Disgusted with his dismal performance in the playoffs and diminishing talents; the Yankees look to unload the contract of Alex Rodriguez so they can pursue a new direction. Unable to afford to offer him the contract he feels he deserves, the Mets are forced to pursue a trade for David Wright. The New York Teams swap players at their hot corners in an unprecedented move that angers, confuses and frustrates fans.’
Rodriguez is owed $28 Mil in 2013, $25 Mil in 2014, $21 Mil in 2015, $20 Mil in 2016 and $20 Mil in 2017. His health is a major hurdle to an NL team but is there a point where Alex Rodriguez becomes palette-able?
Let us imagine that the Yankees are willing to eat 60% of A-Rod’s Contract. (Averaging out to a total cost of $9.12 Mil a year for 5 years) Let us also say that the Yankees are willing to take the final year of Jason Bay’s contract off the Met’s hands. (Leaving the Mets an annual cost of $5.52 Mil for Mr. Rodriguez) Okay… bu...