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  1. #676
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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_lou_14 View Post
    You mean the home run record? Does anyone even care about that any more?

    I was excited about it when I thought he was clean, but that ship has sailed.
    Yeah unfortunately it won't be all that grandiose if he does end up breaking it, they'll be some fanfare, but it won't be nearly as huge of a party as we thought it would be 4 years ago.

    It'll be interesting to see what happens when he breaks Mays record next year, see what kind of reaction that garners.

  2. #677

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_lou_14 View Post
    You mean the home run record? Does anyone even care about that any more?

    I was excited about it when I thought he was clean, but that ship has sailed.
    I want him to get it during this contract so that he doesnt have that leverage to get another deal after 2017. Thing is, he has to average 23 HR per year to get it on this deal, which Im not sure he can do, even if he stays healthy.

  3. #678

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    I want him to get it during this contract so that he doesnt have that leverage to get another deal after 2017. Thing is, he has to average 23 HR per year to get it on this deal, which Im not sure he can do, even if he stays healthy.
    Get another deal? There is no way A-Rod is getting any deal of any significance after 2017.

  4. #679

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFan1421 View Post
    Get another deal? There is no way A-Rod is getting any deal of any significance after 2017.
    The only deal he'll be getting is at the hold 'em tables in Vegas.
    "Baseball is about hope, not confidence." -- rajah

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    from the "who'd a-thunk-it club":

    Russell Martin has one more homer (19 vs. 18) than A-Rod with 40 less ABs.....Raul Ibanez has the same total as A-Rod with 77 less ABs....

    Imagine if A-Rod, Cano and Teixeira can all get hot in October?
    #28 should be there for the taking.....
    "Somebody once asked me if I ever went up to the plate trying to hit a home run. I said, 'Sure, every time.'" -- Mickey Mantle

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Right now Alex looks lost up there. At this point in the season there is cause for concern. Even mediocre pitchers aren't afraid to challenge him now.
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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Nothing worse in sports then watching a star fade.

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by eaganmafia View Post
    Nothing worse in sports then watching a star fade.
    How about watching a star fade and knowing he still has five exorbitant years left on his contract?
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  9. #684

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeFan1421 View Post
    Get another deal? There is no way A-Rod is getting any deal of any significance after 2017.
    He will if he is say 10 HRs from the record after 2017. They were willing to give him 6 million bonus for tying the record and another 6 for breaking the record. So I could see him getting 17+ million for one year in 2018, if he has any kind of productivity in 2017. And of course he also gets the obligatory player option for 2019 thrown in.

  10. #685

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    296ABs he's now sporting a .721 OPS against RHP

    .912 against LHP in 142AB

    Good to know that he's hitting like a $30Million platoon player this year

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Yeah but he's a "presence" in the lineup.

    /sarcasm, just in case it wasn't obvious.
    David Ortiz tested positive for performance enhancing drugs in 2003.

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sjb23 View Post
    from the "who'd a-thunk-it club":

    Russell Martin has one more homer (19 vs. 18) than A-Rod with 40 less ABs.....Raul Ibanez has the same total as A-Rod with 77 less ABs....

    Imagine if A-Rod, Cano and Teixeira can all get hot in October?
    #28 should be there for the taking.....
    There is no reason to think Arod and to a lesser extent Teixeira will ever be feared hitters again. They're have their streaks, like any other player, but their .300/35HR days are long long gone.
    A fool and his money can throw one heck of a party!

  13. #688

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    If I'm an opposing pitcher trying to navigate this lineup, I go right after A-Rod and dare him to hit my fastball. He probably won't.
    "Baseball is about hope, not confidence." -- rajah

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by sweet_lou_14 View Post
    You mean the home run record? Does anyone even care about that any more?

    I was excited about it when I thought he was clean, but that ship has sailed.
    I still care about it

    tainted or not, it's still impressive
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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    He will if he is say 10 HRs from the record after 2017. They were willing to give him 6 million bonus for tying the record and another 6 for breaking the record. So I could see him getting 17+ million for one year in 2018, if he has any kind of productivity in 2017. And of course he also gets the obligatory player option for 2019 thrown in.
    He is an admitted, busted steroid user in an era where the backlash against the cheaters is still fresh and heated. On top of that he was a polarizing figure even before that. If he can't break the record on his current contract it means he'll be a broken down, total shell of himself that likely can't stay healthy or hit for any power. No one is going to sign him because nobody is going to care about him holding the record.

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Given the way he has been playing, I suspect there will be no way he breaks the home run record, so we won't have to worry about any of this.

  17. #692

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    I'm more worried about him breaking his hip.


  18. #693

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    is it possible he simply cannot hit home runs anymore?

    its sad
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  19. #694

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/players/...GzixlzlBSFCLcF

    God these righty/lefty splits are putrid.

    OPS almost 200 points lower against RHP, Slugging over 100 points lower, OBP almost 80 points lower...

  20. #695

    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ChinMusic View Post
    He will if he is say 10 HRs from the record after 2017. They were willing to give him 6 million bonus for tying the record and another 6 for breaking the record. So I could see him getting 17+ million for one year in 2018, if he has any kind of productivity in 2017. And of course he also gets the obligatory player option for 2019 thrown in.
    No way. Not a chance he'll get anything like that from the Yankees. Even if he stabilized where he is right now in terms of production, which is highly unlikely, he wouldn't get that for one year.

    Few care at all about the home run record anymore. There is no way it's worth $17 million to the Yankees to have Arod, and all his baggage, do it in pinstripes.

    Granted, we're talking about five years from now and the landscape on all sorts of things could be very different, but I don't see any possible way he's given that kind of money ever again, even if for one year.

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_/id/84...-salary-buyout

    Accepting blame for his failure to produce at the plate or play capable defense at shortstop and second base, the Twins said Nishioka waived his right to his $3 million salary for the 2013 season and a $250,000 buyout.
    Dear Alex, please follow.

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    A-Rod should bat 2nd
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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by teknetic View Post
    yeah, it's a different kind of pride in the far east though..

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    Quote Originally Posted by ojo View Post
    yeah, it's a different kind of pride in the far east though..
    Yeah, remember when Matsui broke his hand diving for a play and he apologized to his teammates for letting them down?

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    Re: 2012 Alex Rodriguez Performance Thread

    It's weird how good he looked after the injury and how bad he looks now. I just hope he gets hot again for the playoffs.

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