Cashman listening to trade offers for Alex Rodriguez
Yankees GM Brian Cashman said he would be willing to listen to trade offers for star third baseman Alex Rodriguez. "It's not like I'm going to hang phones up on anybody who wants to make any overtures about anything," Cashman said.
Cashman went on to say that an A-Rod trade is “unrealistic” right now, but conceded that Rodriguez is no longer a superstar. "He's still an above-average third baseman. That means despite the contract that we had committed to him, that he's an asset at this stage still.”
Rodriguez signed a 10-year, $275 million contract in 2007. This season, he posted his worst OPS (on-base% + slugging) since he was 19 years old at .783. In the post-season, A-Rod had 1 base hit in 25 at-bats. This led manager Joe Girardi to bench him for games 3 and 4 of the ALCS vs Detroit.