For all those excitedly anticipating a winter of Alex Rodriguez trade rumors, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is here to disappoint you.
"We're not trading Alex," Cashman insisted Wednesday on the first day of the general managers meetings. "So, hopefully the Alex stuff has stopped.
"I'm reiterating: We're not trading Alex Rodriguez. He's got a full no-trade (clause). I have talked to every team in baseball. I have not offered Alex in any trade. You'll be able to confirm that with everybody if you want."
As Rodriguez was benched during the Yankees' disappointing turn in the American League playoffs, speculation swirled that his hometown Miami Marlins, or perhaps the Los Angeles Angels, could make a play to acquire A-Rod during the offseason. With five years and $114 million left on Rodriguez's contract, the Yankees would need to eat a substantial amount of money in order to trade him.
Cashman said no team even inquired about Rodriguez's availability Wednesday as t...