The End for A-Rod. Or is it?
The great career for Alex Rodriguez is over. He was able to deliver 696 home runs, 2086 RBI’s, 3115 hits, three AL MVP's, one World Series Title, 14 All- Stars, ten Silver Sluggers, and two Gold Gloves. Rodriguez worked his way up to 4th on the all time home run leader board and only trailing Babe Ruth, Hank Aaron, and Barry Bonds. He spent 22 seasons from 1994 to 2016 with the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees. Rodriguez was a shortstop with Seattle and Texas but transferred to third in New York to be able to play with Derek Jeter. Also, in 2007 he set the record for the highest contract by signing a 10 year, $250 million contract with the New York Yankees. He was also caught for using steroids three times and served a full season,162 game suspension for performance enhancing drug use in 2014. After a bounce back year in 2015 with 33 home runs, he has rarely seen the plate this season and only has nine home runs. Rodriguez and the Yankees made the decision that it was time to retire, and become a special advisor for the Yankees. So his historic and controversial career came to an end when he played his last game on August 12, and was released by the Yankees on the 13th. Or was it just his last game in pinstripes? The Marlins from his home town of Miami just lost their best hitter, Giancarlo Stanton, for the rest of the season. They are also tied for the second wild card in the National League. They need a heavy hitter and A-Rod was just released while also being from Miami. So, A-Rod’s career was over… Or was it? There is a good chance that A-Rod joins the Marlins’ lineup to try to help them get to the postseason.Alex Rodriguez’s Yankees career might be over, but his baseball career might not be.