Originally written on Front Office Blogs  |  Last updated 11/17/14
Alex Rodriguez reached the point of no return a long time back but apparently he doesn't know it yet.  It happened when he went on the DL this last time.  Many people think it was when his name was mentioned in connection with the Miami PED clinic but no it was well before then. A-Rod was already tarnished by the PED brush.  In fact, he was pretty much covered in the paint of it before his last trip to the DL.  One injury after another, one story after another, one hitless and lackluster performance after another.  For all the money the Yankees were paying him, he was delivering little more than bad press.  New York is a "any press is good press kind of town" witness the Jets on a daily basis, but in baseball when expectations are set that high then delivery of world championships is expected and not by a guy who allegedly never stopped using steroids. So A-Rod and the Yankees get into a Twitter fight in which he claims they don't want him back on their team and that they are deliberately holding up his rehab assignment so that they can figure a way to dump him.  The Yankees GM in a roundabout way tells A-Rod to shut up.  A few short days later miraculously A-Rod appears at a rehab assignment.  Coincidence, I think not.  The Yankees have to make a show of at least trying to give him a chance to come back before they dump him and you can bet your last dollar that is what they intend to do.  So far his performance has been exactly what it was before he went on the DL, forgettable.  But hey at least he's making some new friends by picking up the dinner tabs with all that money the Yankees are STILL paying him. Rodriguez still has four years on his current Yankee contract.  There have been those who suggest he could retire citing being medically unable to play and collect what he is owed but I doubt that happens. The Yankees have come out post the Cashman shut up Tweet and said that if A-Rod is healthy the Yankees want him back on the team.  He has 20 games to get through and he will undoubtedly take every one of them at the rehab level given his poor starting performance. The Yankees are over a barrel with the loss of Teixeira and Youklis and still in the playoff hunt at this moment.  If a healthy Rodriguez presents himself say by the end of July, they will surely bring him back to the team and see what happens.  Unfortunately, for the Yankees and for their fans, he will not be the answer to their ailing roster prayers nor will he ever be the player he once was.  The point of no return is long gone.
GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Report: Josh Gordon tests positive for alcohol

Report: Yankees reject A-Rod's request for apology meeting

Jim Harbaugh has landed three recruits in 24 hours

Report: NFL tried to catch Patriots in the act

John Harbaugh: Bill Belichick is best coach of this century

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Brandon Jennings suffers horrific Achilles injury

Van Gundy rips Bulls management about Thibs

NFL warns Seahawks about 'obscene gestures'

Lane Kiffin will remain with Alabama in 2015

Colts LB Andrew Jackson arrested on DUI charge

Sam Shields: Dez Bryant catch should have counted

Duke unveils 'K' hats after Coach K's 1,000th victory

Irina Shayk dumped Ronaldo over cheating rumors?

Mike Napoli almost retired because of sleep apnea

WATCH: 'Saturday Night Live' takes on Deflategate

Should Tom Izzo be worried about his Spartans?

Five potentially fatal flaws for Seahawks in the Super Bowl

WATCH: Urban, OSU students send message to Mark May

The five best Super Bowl matchups ever

WATCH: Mike Riley gets big welcome at Nebraska game

Leonard Fournette's brother commits to LSU

Bledsoe not happy about other QBs trashing Brady

Red Sox P Joe Kelly predicts he will win Cy Young Award

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Josh Gordon tests positive for alcohol

Report: A-Rod's apology meeting request gets rejected

Harbaugh rapidly landing recruits

WATCH: 'SNL' spoofs Deflategate

NFL tried to catch Pats in act?

Bill Nye: Belichick didn't make sense

Is it time for Tom Izzo to worry?

Jennings suffers horrific injury

Seahawks GM: I love Lynch's act

Lane Kiffin staying with Alabama

Belichick goes 'My Cousin Vinny'

Belichick: Patriots followed 'every rule'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.