Alex Rodriguez unconditionally released by Yankees   ◆

What’s remarkable about this is how candid A-Rod was in his press conference, making it clear that his release was the decision of the Yankees, not his own.

He didn’t choose to retire, he was forced out.

Still, he’ll get the rest of what’s left of his massive $242 million contract, about $27 million for 2017. That’s a lot of cash for “advising”.

The sad part is he’s leaving just four home runs shy of 700.