The Enigma That Is Alex Rodriguez

Posted: 2nd October 2009 by Frankie Riolo in MLB
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A .320 batting average, three home runs, five doubles, eight runs batted in, and two stolen bases in 11 games. Do those numbers look good? They should. To make it easier, those numbers would project to be 44 home runs, 73 doubles, 118 runs batted in, and 29 stolen bases in 162 games. Those numbers belonged to Alex Rodriguez during the 2004 post-season. Theávery same post-season ináwhich the Red Soxápulled offáarguably the greatest upset in baseball's long history; coming back to beat the New York Yankees in the ALCS after being down three games to zero. And while it is very much up for debate, if Jorge Posadaáwas able to catch Dave Roberts stealing second base in the ninth inning of Game Four, most peopleáwould beásinging a very different tu ...

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