Pete Abraham of the Journal News writes, "It seems to me that A-Rod’s relationship with the team is beyond repair at this point and he needs to get traded."
Like Baumbach, Pete’s article speculates on the most likely trade partners. In contrast to Baumbach’s position, he thinks that ARod’s "mood swings and contrived emotions have become too much for Joe Torre and the core players to take."
I think ARod should stay, unless a grade-A playoff contending team became so enamored with him that they were willing to part with talent and money that made the deal impossible for NY or Alex to want to kill. We’re talking a lot of talent and a lot of money, and I don’t think that will happen. So, for the two or three of you not tired of talking about ARod, do you think ARod should stay or go?
Pete also reported that Joe Girardi does not seem to be tops on the list for any of the available managerial slots. Could a return to the Yankees be in the making?