Ever since 2004, Alex Rodriguez had to listen to the criticism, hatred and talk of under-performing in the biggest games. The, "You're a bum, A-Rod, you strike out in the biggest spots," or the "you're never going to be as good as Jeter is," o ther "we won't win a championship with you because you suck." On and on. 2004. 2005. 2006. 2007. Failed Octobers with the Yankees. In 2008, the Yankees didn't even make the playoffs, though A-Rod signed a new 10-year, $275 million dollar deal the winter before the season. In 2009, the Yankees finished with 103 wins, were the American League East Champions and had home-field advantage throughout the postseason. A-Rod finished with 30 home runs and 100 RBI for the 13th straight time in his career. But when October came, all eyes were on every single on ...
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