The assumption Buster Olney has gone with all week is that Boras surely had something worked out, something in place of the $75 million had had, guaranteed, or the $225 million more the Yankees would have happily paid him?
If that were the case, would Boras be speaking in a tone that sounds suspiciously like a whine?
Boras maintained Wednesday that the Yankees should treat A-Rod the same way they deal with reliever Mariano Rivera and catcher Jorge Posada, who also are free agents.
"Why is it that Alex is the only Yankee who can't become a free agent?" Boras said Wednesday. "That question was not answered, and we think it's a question that's going to be asked for years to come."