At some point either New York is going to say, 'I've had enough of this guy, get him the hell out of here,' and we have an option, or New York is going to say, 'Hey you know what, we won a world championship, you had a big year, you're a part of it, we want you back,'. I also want to make sure that from the fans [and] management that I'm wanted here.Slappy backtracked a few hours later:
Those questions were an absolute dog fight for 15 minutes. I was basically doing the best I could for 15 minutes. They were pretty crazy questions. I felt like I was under the gun. The bottom line is I want to be in New York 100 percent. ... The last thing I'm going to do is run away from New York and say New York is too tough and I'm going to go.Rodriguez is due $27 million per season from the Yankees in 2008, 2009 and 2010, but he has the option of becoming a free agent after this season.
Slappy should really take a page from The Book of Manny -- and keep his yap closed.