• A-Rod Needs Your Help

    Posted by on March 30th, 2011 · Comments (2)

    He’s dying in this ESPN Poll.

    Comments on A-Rod Needs Your Help

    1. MJ Recanati
      March 30th, 2011 | 2:58 pm

      I ranked him 10th, after Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Rivera, Mantle, Berra, Ford, Jeter and Mattingly (in that order).

      If Alex is “only” considered the 18th greatest Yankee as voted by all global ESPN.com users, that’s fine. It’s the best franchise in North American team sports history. To even be in the top-20 after having the shortest period of service time among these names should tell you just how great he’s been.

    2. 77yankees
      March 30th, 2011 | 6:51 pm

      I had basically the same 10 as MJ, with Mantle & Berra 4 & 5 and Jeter & Rivera 6 & 7.

      As far as the current results, no way does Reggie deserve to be as high as 9th – not when you spend only five seasons with the team. I felt the same way when #44 was retired – it wasn’t warranted. Though neither was Billy Martin’s #1 btw.

      As for Alex, I can see him surpassing Mattingly and Whitey on this list by the time he retires, but it’d be hard to surpass the top 7 ahead of him in Yankee lore.

      Though being the 8th greatest Yankee > than being #1 on half the MLB franchises.

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