The New York Yankees are going towards building a younger team, as they have gotten rid of several guys such as Aroldis Chapman and Carlos Beltran around the MLB trade deadline.
However, it comes to a bit of a surprise that Alex Rodriguez hasn't been released. A-Rod has one year remaining on his contract, in which he will owed $21 million. He will also be 42 years old that season.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman finally revealed why the team hasn't cut A-Rod, per ESPN.
“First and foremost, you just have to flat-out admit, it is not easy to eat — meaning release — that kind of money. It’s not something you come to a quick decision on. You see players — and I don’t want to name them because they are still playing — but there are players around the game who are on big contracts that have been well-below-average players now for many years, not just a year."