How? Rangers were/are kicking themselves for that deal. The Yankees are the Yankees for a reason.
In 2007 he signed a 10 year 275 million dollar contract. That means he's with the Yankees til he's 42.
Since 2007 he's. He hasnt played in more then 138 games in any season and he's played a 96 games this year. His OBPS, home run, rbi totals, and batting average has gone down every year as well.
Now just think about him continuing this trend for another 5 years. Hes making 32 million dollars this year.
Like I said the Yanks will be kicking themselves for years for a 3b with a bum hip who's lost his power.