3. Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
Alex Rodriguez. Is. A. Monster.
Most people can take that in two very different direction. Here’s my spin: A-Rod is a monster for the way he’s treated the opposition in his remarkable career. Not because of his behavior, but because of his production.
Steroids or not, Rodriguez was born to
make headlines put runs on the board. Sitting at a cool 687 moon-shots for his career, Rodriguez may never see himself enshrined in Cooperstown.
An unfortunate circumstance, yes, but at least we can enjoy his final years on the diamond. After sitting out all of the 2014 for his suspension, and missing the 20-homer mark in 2012 and 2013, many wondered whether A-Rod had anything left in the tank.
If you had any doubt, you probably look pretty foolish now. Going yard 33 times and batting in 86 runs is more than enough from an aging superstar. Still, at 40-years-old, it will be difficult for A-Rod to replicate last season’s success once again.