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Alex Rodriguez needs a New Yorker profile.

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by thebiglead, Apr 19, 2007.

  1. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

    He's not going to walk for half the money. He's going to walk for 8 years, $200 million.
  2. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    And that's sure as hell helping them this decade, eh?
  3. LiveStrong

    LiveStrong Active Member

  4. CapeCodder

    CapeCodder Member

    Maybe these guys can help (warning--immediate sound...)

  5. Angola!

    Angola! Guest

    Does 2000 count as this decade?
  6. MertWindu

    MertWindu Active Member

    Technically, no.
  7. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    If only Rivera close out the ninth in Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS, the Yankees sweep the Cards in the World Series, which means A-Rod would have brought a title back to New York in his first season.

    Funny how one inning and one series can change everything with respect to a player's perception.
  8. fmrsped

    fmrsped Active Member

    Even if it was -- hell, count it all you want in this decade if you'd like -- is one title every six years what the Yankee brass and fans expect/demand?

  9. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

  10. Boobie Miles

    Boobie Miles Active Member

    This defense is frequently used, and it's correct. But at the same time don't forget that A-Rod took the pipe the rest of the series (as did most of the lineup). He comes up with a big hit here or there in the last three games and things could be different. He didn't. It just adds to the perception (fair or unfair) that he can't deliver when the stakes are highest.

    There is no debating the guy is one of the best players ever to play the game talent-wise. The questions about his mental make-up are valid, and until he quiets them with a great October, they will exist. He's having a remarkable April, but it really shouldn't be THAT much of a surprise; no one questions the dude's talent.
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