Alex Rodriguez New York Yankees

Age: 46 (July 27, 1975) | aka A-Rod | 6' 3" | 230lbs. | Bats: Right 3B-1 DH-57 PH-8
Tm Lg YEAR G AB R H BB SO 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BA OBP SLG BB% SO% BABIP G/L/F % $4x4 $5x5
SEA AL 1994 17 54 4 11 3 20 0 0 0 2 3 0 .204 .241 .204 5 35 .314 n/a
SEA AL 1995 48 142 15 33 6 42 6 2 5 19 4 2 .232 .264 .408 4 29 .295 n/a
SEA AL 1996 146 601 141 215 59 104 54 1 36 123 15 4 .358 .414 .631 9 16 .382 n/a
SEA AL 1997 141 587 100 176 41 99 40 3 23 84 29 6 .300 .350 .496 6 16 .328 n/a
SEA AL 1998 161 686 123 213 45 121 35 5 42 124 46 13 .310 .360 .560 6 16 .324 n/a
SEA AL 1999 129 502 110 143 56 109 25 0 42 111 21 7 .285 .357 .586 10 19 .281 n/a
SEA AL 2000 148 554 134 175 100 121 34 2 41 132 15 4 .316 .420 .606 15 18 .333 n/a
TEX AL 2001 162 632 133 201 75 131 34 1 52 135 18 3 .318 .399 .622 10 18 .325 n/a
TEX AL 2002 162 624 125 187 87 122 27 2 57 142 9 4 .300 .392 .623 12 17 .290 n/a 45
TEX AL 2003 161 607 124 181 87 126 30 6 47 118 17 3 .298 .396 .600 12 18 .305 n/a 42
NYA AL 2004 155 601 112 172 80 131 24 2 36 106 28 4 .286 .375 .512 11 19 .308 n/a 37
NYA AL 2005 162 605 124 194 91 139 29 1 48 130 21 6 .321 .421 .610 13 19 .347 n/a 49
NYA AL 2006 154 572 113 166 90 139 26 1 35 121 15 4 .290 .392 .523 13 21 .326 n/a 33
NYA AL 2007 158 583 143 183 95 120 31 0 54 156 24 4 .314 .422 .645 13 17 .309 n/a 53 46
NYA AL 2008 138 510 104 154 65 117 33 0 35 103 18 3 .302 .392 .573 11 20 .328 n/a 37 33
NYA AL 2009 124 444 78 127 80 97 17 1 30 100 14 2 .286 .402 .532 15 18 .303 n/a 28 24
NYA AL 2010 137 522 74 141 59 98 29 2 30 125 4 3 .270 .341 .506 10 16 .274 n/a 29 24
NYA AL 2011 99 373 67 103 47 80 21 0 16 62 4 1 .276 .362 .461 11 19 .311 49/14/37 16 16
NYA A+ 2012 2 7 1 0 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 .125 0.00 13 50 0.00 n/a
NYA AL 2012 122 463 74 126 51 116 17 1 18 57 13 1 .272 .353 .430 10 22 .323 45/22/32 19 18
NYA A 2013 2 4 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.00 0.00 0.00 0 25 0.00 n/a
NYA A+ 2013 6 17 2 3 1 5 1 0 0 3 0 0 .176 .300 .235 5 25 .250 n/a
NYA AA 2013 4 9 3 3 5 2 0 0 2 5 0 0 .333 .571 1.00 36 14 .200 n/a
NYA AAA 2013 3 12 1 3 0 5 0 0 1 2 0 0 .250 .250 .500 0 42 .333 n/a
NYA AL 2013 44 156 21 38 23 43 7 0 7 19 4 2 .244 .348 .423 13 24 .292 40/20/40 6 5
TAM R 2015 63 220 38 61 27 35 13 1 2 33 3 0 .277 .348 .373 11 14 .309 n/a
NYY AL 2015 151 523 83 131 84 145 22 1 33 86 4 0 .250 .356 .486 14 23 .278 43/18/39 23 22
NYY AL 2016 65 225 19 45 14 67 7 0 9 31 3 0 .200 .247 .351 6 28 .237 46/19/35 4 3
Career 22yrs 2784 10566 2021 3115 1338 2287 548 31 696 2086 329 76 .295 .380 .550 11 19 .314 n/a
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I see ARod and Manny Ramirez in completely different light than Bonds and Clemens.  The former were suspended for violations of the league policy. Bonds and Clemens were both suspected and likely, if not confirmed, users along with Pettitte, Sosa, and a host of others, including David Ortiz. 

I don't think Bonds or Clemens will get in this year, but I also don't think ARod stands a chance. Ortiz, though, is beloved and has a big smile, compared to Bonds and Clemens who were oppositional. That said, Sosa was beloved and has a big smile, so maybe that won't go quite as far.  And, Pettitte is all but forgiven, yet he's excluded based on other factors as far as I can tell.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Nov 23

Interesting idea from Jason Stark, the master of saying a lot when there's nothing to say.

2. Could A-Rod and Big Papi help Bonds and Clemens?

I don’t know why this could happen. I don’t know how this could happen. But am I ruling out the remote possibility that it could happen?  How can I? How can anybody?

Start imagining what the baseball conversations of the next couple of months are going to sound like. We’ll have two choices: A) Have some laughs as we reminisce about our favorite lockouts, or B) devote all our time to rehashing the PED glory days of the ‘90s and early 2000s.

I’m guessing that “B” will wind up as a popular choice. So aren’t we in luck that here comes Alex Rodriguez, for his first election go-round, to keep Barry and Roger company while they endure one last public thrashing on their final year on this ballot.

I can’t predict where that’s leading. But the Bonds/Clemens half of that debate never seems to change. So maybe A-Rod steps in and somehow makes them look pure and pristine by comparison? Wait. Whaddaya mean, no?

Or maybe it’s the opposite, now that A-Rod is the adorable Fox/ESPN Face of Baseball his TV friends keep trying to spin him into. Is it somehow possible he could make Barry and Roger look even harder to vote for? I have no idea. Just askin’.

What’s most likely, to be honest, is that Ortiz is the one who could make an impact. As I mentioned, Rob Manfred has tried multiple times to exempt him from the usual PED tarring, thanks to the odd circumstances around the 2003 survey testing in which Ortiz ostensibly tested positive. So with the commissioner (sort of) in his corner, Ortiz seems almost certain to attract hundreds of votes, even if it’s not enough to get him elected.

Is it conceivable that there are voters who will feel the need to justify their vote for Ortiz by also checking the Bonds and/or Clemens box on the ballot? Hmmm. Maybe? I could see it filling hours of talk-show dead time this winter, at the very least.

But one more time, let’s ask: Would even that be enough to help Bonds and Clemens find those 50-60 votes standing between them and Cooperstown? How exactly? Over the last four elections, they’ve gained a total of just eight new votes from existing voters...

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Alex Patton Alex
Nov 23