ON DECK: A-Rod still far from over
His career is over. His legacy tainted forever. He's only brought pain and suffering to the pinstripes. Except for, you know, the 2009 World Series.
I'm at the front of the line for the A-Rod hate train. I booed and tossed dollar bills at him like the rest of the Safeco faithful.
But I also don't care for the flak he gets as an actual baseball player. Sure he's not worth his gargantuan contract, but who really is?
His career is far from over. He batted .272/.353/.430 with 18 home runs last year in limited playing time. If Yuni Betancourt can find a job, I'm sure A-Rod could find a gig if his contract is magically voided.
And for his postseason reputation? He's got a career .833 OPS in the playoffs, a mere five points shy of the precious Captain. If you want to tell me his .111 average in three games means anything, I'll refer you to an AWC statistics class.
Sure he's a phony, PED-filled jerk, but please don't tell me he's done.