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Would you want Alex Rodriguez on your team? [Poll]

October 18, 2012|By Chuck Schilken
  • Alex Rodriguez hasn't been much help to the New York Yankees lately, but maybe another team might benefit from his presence.
Alex Rodriguez hasn't been much help to the New York Yankees lately,… (Leon Halip / Associated…)

Despite rumors to the contrary, Alex Rodriguez is not on the trading block, New York Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman said Wednesday.

Cashman called a report that the Yankees had discussed trading Rodriguez to the Miami Marlins "100 percent false."

Still, the highest-paid player in baseball hasn't been of much use to the Yankees lately. He's 3 for 23 with no extra-base hits or RBIs during the playoffs and was slated to start a third postseason game on the bench before Wednesday's Game 4 of the American League championship series -- an potential elimination game for the Yankees -- was postponed due to inclement weather.

So maybe he would be better off on some other team's roster. After all, this is A-Rod we're talking about. He's got to break out of his slump at some point. But he's not going to do so on the bench.

"I've played this game for a long time," Rodriguez said, "and bottom line is, anytime I'm in any lineup, I think that lineup is better. It has a better chance to win."

Would you want Rodriguez on your team? Vote in the poll, then leave a comment explaining why you voted the way you did.


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