You know, there’s really not much that the Yankees can do with A-Rod now…outside of releasing him and paying his full salary for the remainder of his contract.
But, one thing they can do now…and/or later…that is totally within their control…and that A-Rod would have no recourse to address, anywhere – not even in the courts (!)…would be to issue someone else on the team #13 and reassign Alex another number on the roster…say, like, zero, or, eighty-six, or, sixty-one. (Each one of those has some special meaning here. Try and figure it out.)
They don’t even need re-issue #13 to someone else. Just take it away from Rodriguez now.
Of course, without question, if the Yankees did it, they would get flack for not taking the high road, etc. But, if they were really pissed at A-Rod, and, if they wanted to send a message about how unwelcome he is now, this is one way they could do it…and there’s nothing Rodriguez could do about it, other than whine and pout.