Will Alex Rodriguez be a Yankee after all? If it means he does it on the Yankees terms and without Scott Boras, then I'm all for it. And according to the New York Daily News, it might be an option.
Arod's image has taken a hit recently due to his unreasonable contract demands, namely the price tag of $350 million. If Arod is willing to talk to the Yankees while keeping Boras out of the process, it's a step in the right direction.
But let's look at this for what it is. Arod is an attention whore. The best way for him to stay in the spotlight is with the Yankees. The Yankees have some big moments coming up, including the tearing down of the old stadium and the opening of a new one. There's no way Arod would pass up being a part of that history.
Arod never had any intentions of wearing a uniform other than a Yankees one. He was ill-advised by Boras, who obviously felt the Yankees would pony up the cash. Unfortunatley, he's dealing with a different Steinbrenner.
But as I said yesterday, while Arod would be an obvious asset to the team, the Yankees have options. They're not desperate for Arod. Arod is desperate for the Yankees.