Saturday, January 28, 2012
Over/under: Alex Rodriguez's home runs
By David Schoenfield
Alex Rodriguez apparently is healthy and looks great.
But facts are facts: Rodriguez hasn't played 140 games in a season since 2007, hasn't hit .300 since 2008 and is now 36 years old going on 37 in July.
(A-Rod can't really be that old, can he? Wasn't he just a 20-year phenom slashing doubles and home runs all over the Kingdome?)
Limited to just 99 games in 2011 with shoulder, knee and thumb injuries, A-Rod had the worst season of his career, hitting 16 home runs and slugging a career-low .461. In 2009 and 2010 he hit 30 home runs each season.
You can see where I'm going with this one. We'll set A-Rod's over/under total at 30 home runs.
What do you think?