It had to have been coming, considering the hullabaloo surrounding Alex Rodriguez‘s disastrous 2012 postseason and the fact that Joe Girardi has benched him for a few games in the playoffs, but it still sounds weird to type and read.
According to Keith Olbermann’s MLB blog, the Yankees are reportedly talking to the Miami Marlins about trading A-Rod, who would then become Miami’s first baseman.
What’s more, it’s also said to maybe involve Heath Bell, who was an absolute disaster for the Marlins in 2012 after signing his 3-year, $27 million deal.
From the blog:
Sources close to both organizations confirm the Yankees would pay all – or virtually all – of the $114,000,000 Rodriguez is owed in a contract that runs through the rest of this season and the next five. One alternative scenario has also been discussed in which the Yankees would pay less of Rodriguez’s salary, but would obtain the troubled Marlins’ reliever Heath Bell and pay what remains of the three-year, $27,000,000 deal Bell signed last winter.
The 2012 season isn’t already over, but this suggests that the Yankees are already (and aggressively) seeking a fix for this mess.