Please don’t let the recent steroid drama keep you from appreciating the fantastic MLB career that Alex Rodriguez has turned in up to this point. After 19 years at the professional level, A-Rod’s legacy has gone awry over the past few seasons. As he returns to the New York Yankees, it’s important to see how much Rodriguez has brought to the game of baseball over the years.
It seems like the good times with Rodriguez came centuries ago, but the third baseman was performing at an MVP level as recent as 2010. Three years later and his involvement with Tony Bosch has managed to drag A-Rod down into the depths of baseball hell. It’s to the point now where the Yankees’ front office doesn’t even want him playing because of the cash that Rodriguez is owed.
Fortunately, most of the off-the-field issues surrounding the New York slugger will subside once he starts playing every single day. Reports say that the 20-day rehab program in which Rodriguez has been on of late is wrapping up and the Yankees are expecting him back in the lineup as soon as this Monday when the Yanks go on the road to take on the Texas Rangers.
How fitting is that?
The team in which Rodriguez was initially signed by in 2001 and dealt him to the Big Apple can now see him play his first game in over nine months. Once again, baseball never fails to keep us on the edge of our seats.