I’ve written in the past about the singular greatness of Alex Rodriguez’ 2009 post-season.
And, if my narrative on that was not enough. How about some stats that support just how great it was? Click here to see how A-Rod was a machine during that run. And, click here to see how clutch he was during that post-season.
Bottom line, there is an extremely strong case to be made that A-Rod’s 2009 post-season was one of the best overall offensive performances by a single player on a team who won a World Championship in the last 30 years of baseball history – if not the best “such season” ever.
Sure, we all know about Barry Bonds’ 2002 post-season - but, the Giants didn’t win it all that year. And, David Ortiz was super for the Red Sox post-season of 2004. But, he didn’t do it day-in and day-out, consistently, for Boston in that run like Rodriquez did for the Yankees in ’09. Another player to consider would be Troy Glaus in 2002. He was a monster who carried the Angels that post-season to their ring - but, he was not quite at the level of A-Rod in ’09. (It is interesting that Bonds, Ortiz, Glaus and A-Rod are in the team picture here – since they all have been linked to PED-usage in the past.)
Seeing all this, what would you say? Was Alex Rodriguez’ 2009 the best overall post-season by a player on a World Series winner ever? If not, how about over the last 30 years? And, if not, why?