I have to admit, I thought he was gone. I was starting to get comfortable with the idea of a Yankees Future without the future Home Run King.
But all that has changed in the past two days, hasn’t it? Now, instead of thinking about how Cashman and the Junior Brents could get their hands on the next Scott Brosius, we have to prepare for the “World of A-Rod” – and all that it brings to the table, good and bad – for the next ten years.
Ten years. This is a monumental shift for the psyches and thought-processes of the faithful Yankees fans around the globe.
Sit back. Try to relax. Let this one digest.
In the end, this is the best thing that could’ve happened to the Yankees this offseason, whether you believe A-Rod came back to the Yankees without Boras because he wanted to remain a Yankee, or you think he came back without Boras because Boras couldn’t get him the new mega-deal that he had promised.
Either way, the Yankees will not lose one top prospect to fill the third-base hole, and in turn, they have retained the most talented player in baseball for the next decade, a time-frame when he is sure to be chasing every major record in the books.
As for the elusive postseason glory that has been dodging the Yankees and A-Rod since his arrival, we all have the next ten years to watch and see. If nothing else, this “The Pursuit of Happiness” will be as exciting and eventful as only Alex Rodriguez knows how to be.
Cross your fingers New York. This thing could go either way. I for one believe A-Rod’s day will come, and now we all know it will come in pinstripes.