New York Yankees Editorial: All Aboard With Alex Rodriguez


When the New York Yankees expected Alex Rodriguez to come back in 2015, they might not have expected his spot in the lineup to be as vital as it has. It was clear A-Rod had a number of milestones on his radar, but it wasn’t a guarantee the 40 year-old would reach them coming back from a year long suspension. Well, it turns out Alex (for what it’s worth) is the hitter fans have known him to be, and who else to make a splash like this after such adversity.

The first milestone was the infamous 660th home run, which was supposed to originally be a $6 million dollar bonus for him. After he hit that, and the dilemma was set to the side, Alex had more personal achievements on the horizon. With one swing of the bat, he moved not only closer towards his 3,00th hit, but also in what was a category of only one hitter, to reach 2,000 RBIs.

Like other New York teams, if things aren’t going the way the fans want, they will let a player know. However, with A-Rod’s success, the fans, and the Yankees organization has been going through the motions right along Alex’s side. Though it seems either the team is a streak away from moving to last place in the AL East, or widening their lead, Alex has been one of the more consistent hitters this year.

Alex currently stands five hits away from 3,000, but it seems he might stay there for a little longer unless called to pinch hit. The Yankees will take on the Marlins in Miami, which means no DH spot available for the first two games. They then head back to New York for eight games, where (if no milestone slump occurs), he will most likely get to celebrate 3,000 for all of Yankees Stadium to see.

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