Hard as it is to comprehend the Yankees eating the remaining 60 million on his contract, I believe they will. The team has no leg to stand on in working out a settlement with A-Rod for less money, so they will have to eat the equivalent GDP of some small island nations to rid the club and their fans of what has become a black cloud hovering over River (or is it Rivera now?) Avenue in the Bronx for quite some time.
I believe A-Rod will suit up for spring training, but believe he will be cut before the team travels north to start the regular season.
A-Rod will be 39 with hips that are as fragile as glass when he will be eligible to play again in 2015. And while he can technically still play this season while he challenges the arbitrator's ruling, I just don't see him on a major league roster ever again. And if he is cut by the Yankees, what team would have him? He will be blackballed from the game in the same manner a much greater talent, Barry Bonds, was after his PED ruling.
And that will put an end to a saga that just won't go away. Unless the Long Island Ducks will have him.