The latest quote from Alex Rodriguez:
"I want to be a Yankee and I understand my contract and I understand my options. My goal is to go in with Derek and Mo and open the new stadium. It’s pretty clear."
The interpretation is that he wants to be a Yankee in 2009. However, the above statement is very different from, "I will not exercise my out clause." Many folks still think A-Rod is leaving the Yankees after this season. Most likely, he hasn’t made any kind of decision yet. The A-Rod/Rivera storylines will follow us around all season, like it or not.