Alex Rodriguez no longer resides in the Bronx, raising the question of whether his playing days are truly over.
Alex Rodriguez is officially a former New York Yankee.
While many may misconstrue his unconditional release as a retirement announcement, do not be surprised in the slightest if the 41-year-old pursues a career continuation.
In fact, every time he was asked whether Friday was his final game, he did not answer the question directly. In other words, he refused to give a “yes” or a “no.”
At 696 career home runs, it is awfully tough to believe that a baseball icon will not attempt to reach 700 — a mark only three men have reached.
His Yankee career is history, but his baseball career has not been written off. A-Rod is an MLB free agent who can play for a penny. Being that the Yanks owe him $27 million through the end of next year, any team can bring him in for virtually nothing.
He will sell tickets, generate buzz, and, at his finest, can be a presence in the middle of the order. Why not roll the dice?
With that said, let’s take a look at a few of the teams that might dial his number in an attempt to give him one final shot prior to his advising role in 2017.