Sizing up A-Rod's 'historic' contract

Clause in deal that'll pay slugger total of $30M for HR milestones now up for debate

Originally Published: May 7, 2009
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

As fireworks, book reviews and favorite cousins explode all around him, here's our latest question about Alex Rodriguez:

Is he still someone we can look at as a "historic" player?

That's the kind of question that could get you through many hours of upbeat talk-show programming. But there's more at stake now than just Arbitron ratings.

There's $30 million at stake.

Remember the unique -- not to mention borderline-illegal -- clause that was negotiated into A-Rod's ...

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