A-Rod has had an insane year. He is only the second Yankee to have 30 HR's by the All Star Break (Roger Maris was the first). He will probably break his own record for most HR's by a right-handed hitter in Yankee Stadium (48 in 2005). He's also played a great third base. If he opts out we are going to be one of the worst teams in the league. Not only has he put up these amzing numbers but it has happened in clutch situations. He had 2 walk off HR's in the month of April. A-Rod also had a game winning HR in the 9th at Fenway Park off of Jonathan Papelbon. He clearly deserves the MVP but might have it robbed from him by Maglio Ordonez because of the Yankees performance this year. If I were the Yankees I`d offer him a 120 million dollar extension for 5 years in addition to his current 3 year deal worth about 80 million. Ultimately he get 200 million dollar for 8 years. That's about 25 million dollars. Theirs no way he gets more than that. I`d be shocked if Boras didn't accept that deal. The Rangers are still on the hook for almost 30 million dollars so the Yankees are paying him 170 million dollars for 8 years. That's basically about 21 million per year for 8 years. The end of his contract will be bad but its worth it. Consider that Alfonso Soriano is getting 18 million a year for 8 years. Its worth it without a doubt. We need A-Rod next year.