Yankees GM Brian Cashman insisted Wednesday that Alex Rodriguez will not be traded this winter.
"I've already been on record right after the postseason, we're not trading Alex," Cashman said. "So hopefully the Alex stuff stops. I'm reiterating, we're not trading Alex Rodriguez. I've talked to every team in baseball, I have not offered Alex in any trade, and you'll be able to confirm that with them." That's about as clear as it gets. A-Rod, who posted a career-worst .783 OPS in 2012, is owed a whopping $114 million over the next five seasons.