A-Rod would be a nice fit here, but at shortstop. A-Rod will want monster dollars, too. He isn't worth it unless you make postseason incentives part of the deal. Illitch has to weigh the potential increase in fan attendance (with having A-Rod) and paying that monster contract. I think Boston is the "perfect" place for A-Rod. Short, left-field porch will make it easier to break Bonds' HR "record." Seems weird to walk away from that much money. He'll be hearing the boos in Yankee Stadium next season if he stays in the A.L. I don't think A-Rod liked playing in NY at all and didn't want to say it publicly (which was smart).