Lets say maybe Arod is worth 7-10 million a year to a team.  who pays his bonuses if he reaches them???? If the team eating his contract is responsible then they will be paying him apx. 14-17 million a year which he can easily attain if he avg's around 18 20HR's a year (this is an estimate without looking it up.  Certainly he could be a vaualable player if his production levels off where it is now for a few years but is nowhere near that money. 

 

The way I see it the Yankees have to eat almost the entire contract, or throw in some low level prospects.