• A-lbatro$$ – The Slugging Slug

    Posted by on May 20th, 2012 · Comments (7)

    Any guess as to who this is – with a SLG% decrease five years in a row now?

    Year G PA SLG
    2007 158 708 .645
    2008 138 594 .573
    2009 124 535 .532
    2010 137 595 .506
    2011 99 428 .461
    2012 38 163 .421
    Provided by Baseball-Reference.com: View Original Table
    Generated 5/20/2012.

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    Hint: He’s under contract for the next five years with the New York Yankees at a salary around $23 million per year.

    Comments on A-lbatro$$ – The Slugging Slug

    1. redbug
      May 20th, 2012 | 10:17 am

      Plus, Arod’s incentives “$30M marketing agreement based on home run milestones ($6M each for reaching 660, 714, 755 and tying and breaking major league HR record)” …according to Cot’s

    2. Evan3457
      May 20th, 2012 | 10:18 am

      Fire Hank!

    3. #15
      May 20th, 2012 | 9:00 pm

      @ redbug:
      Well at least we won’t have to worry about both scenarios. He’ll either get the dingers and the dough (I guess that’s the best possible outcome for all) or he won’t get the dingers and he won’t get the dough (not good for either side). Looks like those PED’s really work. All of a sudden warning track fly balls seem to be the norm.

    4. Garcia
      May 21st, 2012 | 5:32 am

      Yeah it’s ugly…I just don’t get his defiance by saying: my numbers will be there at the end of the year. Is his frame of reference last year’s numbers?

    5. May 21st, 2012 | 11:37 am
    6. MJ Recanati
      May 21st, 2012 | 12:09 pm

      Evan3457 wrote:

      Fire Hank!

      You could say that already happened. Wheras we heard Hank’s misinformed opinions all throughout 2008 (that is, when you could actually make out what he was saying through the silver spoon that was stuck in his mouth), we haven’t heard much from him since. The Yankees are better for Hank’s disappearance.

    7. MJ Recanati
      May 21st, 2012 | 12:12 pm

      Garcia wrote:

      Yeah it’s ugly…I just don’t get his defiance by saying: my numbers will be there at the end of the year. Is his frame of reference last year’s numbers?

      Every athlete is always the last to accept the realities of aging. You can’t expect an all-time great like Rodriguez to be circumspect and just say, “yep, I’m turning 37 in July and it’s over for me”. He has to continue to believe in what he’s saying — even if it’s delusional — because part of what made him great was trusting that he could go on a hot streak at any moment.

      Jeter was no less adamant that he was still productive, even when he looked so awful at the plate in 2008 and 2010 and the first half of last year.

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