"I want to stay in New York, no matter what," Rodriguez said in the Yankees’ third-base dugout before Tuesday night’s game at Tampa Bay.
"I love New York. It’s the greatest place for me to play."
He’s opting out. Guaranteed. If he wanted to, he could easily have said "I’m not opting out. I will NOT opt out. I am staying in New York". The Yankees better start saving their pennies.