So, if A-Rod makes it past spring training I will follow my rule of NOT rooting against any current Yankee....but.....don't be surprised if the Yankees designate A-Rod for assignment at the end of spring training. Look at the facts 1) A-Rod tires to meet with Yankee brass and they tell him to get lost until spring training 2) somehow it gets leaked that the Yankees are looking to void the bonuses for the next home run milestones 3) A-Rod looks like a shell of his former self...he will be lucky to have anything more than warning track power.
If the Yankees don't want to throw good money after bad...releasing him will cost them in the vicinty of 60MM. By releasing him they save the added bonus money if and when he hits those milestones. Best of all the Yankees stick it to A-Rod returning the favor that he gave them (and all the Yankee fans) by using PED's while he was a Yankee and lying about it. Taking this step will cost the Yankees big bucks but could be viewed as the Yankees way of saying that they had no idea that A-Rod was doing PED's.
We will see soon enough.