It's seems pretty clear from where I sit that Brian Cashman and the New York Yankees wanted Alex Rodriguez gone, and they weren't interested in waiting any longer to pull the trigger. The message, basically, was pack up your bags because the party is over. Granted, the Yankees are showing some remorse by keeping him on as a special adviser for upcoming talent. He's got to earn his keep doing something for that $28 million. As we look back at his career, it was very much a mixed bag. And fortunately or unfortunately, depending on how you view Alex Rodriguez, he never got to that coveted 700 home run mark.