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A-Rod sure to face Jeter-like scrutiny

Can aging Alex still be great for Yanks post-knee surgery? Get your microscopes ready

Updated: August 20, 2011, 4:54 PM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

If it weren't for all the early-season drama surrounding Derek Jeter's tortured slow start at the plate and, later, his trip to the disabled list that interrupted his chase of 3,000 hits, Alex Rodriguez might have inherited many of the same questions that Jeter had to fend off before now. But consider the baton passed.

Knowing that Rodriguez's imminent return from arthroscopic knee surgery has always been described as a little ahead of schedule, there was no reason for alarm when Rodriguez ...

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