There's been much debate about who should hold down the fort at first base while Mark Texiera plays out the string with the Braves; the answer has been right in front of us the whole time!
There is a player deemed every bit as good as Arod available. There is a player judged the equivilant to Alfonso Soriano who is right now a free agent - Brad Wilkerson!
What? You don't think Wilkerson measures up to the Arod/Sono equal description? Well apparently Jon Daniels does.
Prior to the 2004 season, Daniels traded Alex Rodriguez to the Yanks (with cash!) for Soriano. Daniels then inexplicably traded Sono to the Nats for Brad Wilkerson. So, in effect, Daniels traded Arod for Brad Wilkerson.
So fret, not, Yankee fans, the first base problem has been solved!