Jayson Stark brings us a story today on the future of A-Rod, as regards his ability to opt-out of his contract following the 2007 season. Stark foresees these possibilities:
-A-Rod has typical year, but is again maligned, departs for greener pastures
-A-Rod has typical year, is heroic, uses it as leverage to get monster extension
-A-Rod has typical year, decides to play out the contract (not likely with Boras)
Not mentioned but also possible:
-A-Rod is mediocre or injured, is forced to play out contract
No matter what, he won’t be depending on his royalties.