A-Rod Upcoming Milestones
A-Rod is a very intriguing player if you ask a Yankee fan their thoughts of A-Rod they either love him or hate him. The same goes for any other fan of baseball it seems to be no in between with him. A lot has to do with that he is an elite player, steroids, or that he is a New York Yankee. A-Rod is a great player and if he comes back healthy this year which in the off-season it has been reported that he is training very hard and don’t forget his trip to Germany. So we shall see if he can hold up for the whole season. I am a full believer that he will return to form.
Alex has two lists that I want to mention that he can be moving up on this year. The first is obvious which is the MLB All Time Home Run List. Currently Alex is 6th on that list with 629 dingers and with one more he will tie Sammy Sosa and obviously with two he will sit by himself in 5th place on that list.
Alex only had 16 homeruns last year due to injuries he only played in 99 games. The seasons before that he played in 137, 124, 138 games and hit 30, 30, and 35 dingers respectively. If you believe he will get more rest with getting to DH a bit this year plus his off-season workout and his treatment in Germany you would think he can get back to 30 homeruns. If Alex gets exactly 30 it will put him one behind Willie Mays who is 4th all time with 660. If he is locked in all year he could pass him but no one else for the year as 3rd place is Babe Ruth with 714.
The next list I want to look at is the MLB All Time RBI List. Currently Alex is 11th on this list with 1,893. He will definitely crack the top ten this season. Last year he only had 62 but the previous seasons he had 125, 100 and 103. If Alex gets back to the 100 mark he will be passing: Willie Mays, Eddie Murray, Jimmie Foxx, Ty Cobb, and Stan Musial. That was just being calculated if he gets 100 exact.
It’s fun to see superstars passing the all time greats and it will be fun to watch Alex this season as he looks to help the team and put his place in MLB history.