After missing the playoffs for the first time in 14 seasons, the Yankees and their fans look around to place the blame on everyone that they feel did not deliver…
Coaches, players, front office personnel, etc… Nobody is safe!!
But, for the life of me, I cannot figure out why Alex Rodriguez gets hit so hard. I understand that he is the highest paid player in baseball. But somebody has to be, right?? I mean of all of the players in the majors, does anyone deserve to be higher paid than A-Rod??
Check out what he has done offensively for the Yankees since he joined them back in 2004.
These stats are incredible over just 5 seasons.
Has anyone done more offensively to help their team than this guy?? The Yankees have several holes to fill on their roster, but 3rd base is definitely their most secured position. If the Yankees want to compete and not only make the playoffs but contend for a World Series title, they need to focus on revamping their outfield positions and pitching staff.
At 32 years of age, Alex Rodriguez could conceivably give the Yankees this kind of offensive production for the next 7-8 years with minimal decline. It’s up to them to make the right moves and surround A-Rod with talent that compliments his game. Until they do that, they will always be looking up in the standings at teams preforming better than them.