So, according to Boras..
A-Rod's value to such a network, Boras said, was exemplified when YES' ratings stayed high early this year despite Yankees struggles because fans were drawn to Rodriguez's star power and historic start. Boras also said the Yankees never had drawn 4 million spectators before Rodriguez's arrival in 2004. Boras' point is that his client creates revenue in ad rates and at the turnstiles that should be factored into negotiations. He even invented his own acronym (IPN) to describe a player such as Rodriguez that he claims increases organization value via Iconic magnetism, historic Performance and Network value.
Is this true? Will you stop watching the games on YES if he doesn't come back? Will you stop going to Yankee Stadium (even when v2 opens up)? Were you only a fan because of A-Rod? Will you stop being a Yankee fan?