So, what about Alex Rodriguez? He's hitting .205 with a .253 on-base percentage and .358 slugging percentage. He's been a below replacement-level player. He was recently reduced to starting just a couple times a week when the Yankees play against a left-handed pitcher. They should be able to pull someone up from the minor leagues who will hit better.
The Yankees owe A-Rod the remainder of his $21 million/year contract for this year and another $21 million for next year. Of course, they're the Yankees. They have enough money that they can just cut him outright and if they did, I don't know if another team would pick him up.
A-Rod is currently just four home runs from reaching 700 for his career. Babe Ruth has 714. Hank Aaron has 755. Barry Bonds has 763. He would be the fourth player in the history of the game to reach that level.
Should the Yankees keep him for the next year and two months? Should they let him get to 700 homers and cut him before next season? Or should they cut him now and let him finish his career four home runs short of 700 home runs (if no other team picks him up)?
I think I know where Seattle Mariners fans stand on this issue.