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.

About Matthew S.

Avid Yankee fan since birth. I have been going to Yankee games with my father since i was young. I have many memories at YSII including many playoffs and world series games. I hope that you enjoy our blog. Comment often.

Posted on January 20, 2012, in Milestones & Records and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 6 Comments.

  1. what’s everyone’s thought on this…..

    Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports that the Red Sox are still in contact with the representatives of free agent right-hander Roy Oswalt.

    If Oswalt goes to the Sox their rotation does become a lot better. Not better than the Yankees but still good though.

  2. Alex Rodriguez has been using steroids since high school. Therefore he is a cheat and has no records or milestones! All players who used steroids or were suspect and are under investigation should have their names and numbers erased forever! Cheating is cheating! Ruth would kill these guys with his bare hands if he were around. Lastly, put Shoeless Joe Jackson and Pete Rose in the Hall of Fame as they did NOT cheat and it is NOT the Hall of Integrity!

  3. Leonidas- the HOF guidelines do call for considering integrity when voting..

    5. Voting: Voting shall be based upon the player’s record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, and contributions to the team(s) on which the player played

  4. Integrity is an adherence to a moral or ethical code.

    That leaves out Rose and shoeless Joe…….and since a liar is not very moral or ethical, unfortunately that leaves out Arod:

  5. The press was commenting on Jeter being the only player besides Mays to hit 250 hrs, 3000 hits, 1200 rbis and 300 sbs……but what they didn’t say was Alex has already blown by 3 of those and will hit 3000 hit mark next season.

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