- Alex Rodriguez News Summary
Alex Rodriguez is probably the most despised player in baseball history. Rodriguez' contract is considered among the worst in baseball. Alex Rodriguez has vehemently denied reports he
- The Power of Alex Rodriguez
! But! Two days ago Ortiz was preemptively one-upped by Alex Rodriguez. Saturday, Rodriguez hit three homers while he continued his 39-year-plus-long streak of being almost four months older than Ortiz
- What to do with Alex Rodriguez?
Thirteenth place. That's where Alex Rodriguez finished among third basemen in my most competitive fantasy league this season. That was behind the likes of Emilio Bonifacio, Jhonny Peralta and Ryan
- Alex Rodriguez and Friends
If you have not looked at Alex Rodriguez's Facebook page recently, a) why the devil not?, and b) you may not have seen this photograph, taken on a recent trip to the Dominican Republic, that features
- Alex Rodriguez and Power
Alex Rodriguez finally hit his 600th, but his owners have noticed that there was something wonky going on before the race to the benchmark ever started. A look at Jack Moore's piece on the moment
- Alex Rodriguez and the Predictability of October
Alex Rodriguez entered the Yankees ALDS against the Twins with a playoff wOBA of .377 in 170 plate appearances. Certainly an impressive mark, given a league wOBA ranging from .330 to .340
- Alex Rodriguez, Born Again
Alex Rodriguez was The Prodigy, a killer shortstop in his teens that did everything. Then he was The Contract, the super star handcuffing a Texas team from being any better just by virtue of his
- Alex Rodriguez: Mass Murderer
I assume the one-armed man is Johnny Damon.
According to Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, Alex Rodriguez “is the Whitey Bulger of baseball, the most wanted criminal in the game’s history
- The Slow Decline of Alex Rodriguez
this year, there's one player whose decline is hiding in the background: Alex Rodriguez.
I remember a time when Alex Rodriguez was the yearly consensus first pick in fantasy baseball. People would
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Alex Rodriguez
Today’s ADP Crowdsourcing comes from a suggestion by RotoGraphs’ own Mike Axisa. Snaps for Mike.
Alex Rodriguez’s 2010 had some ups, but it also had more than it’s fair share of downs. He started
- Challenging Alex Rodriguez
Remember Alex Rodriguez? He’s playing baseball again. He’s also just six home runs from passing Willie Mays for fourth on the all-time home run list. Now that we’ve left the frenzied Bonds record
- Dallas Braden Attacks Alex Rodriguez Again. Is Baseball's "Code" Really Still Relevant?
Every time Alex Rodriguez does anything -- poses in Details Magazine, slaps a ball out of a glove, shouts to distract a fielder from a pop-up, admits to taking banned drugs, runs across the pitcher's
- Alex Rodriguez and the Easily Justifiable Decision
It began when Alex Rodriguez was pinch-hit for by Raul Ibanez, with Ibanez instantly turning into a hero. Then Rodriguez was left out of the lineup. Then Rodriguez allegedly flirted with female fans
- Alex Rodriguez's Almost-Great Story
With two down in the ninth inning Monday night, Alex Rodriguez came up for the New York Yankees with a chance to be the hero. It didn't work out that way, and the Yankees lost, but there was reason
- Alex Rodriguez's First Big Deal
This post is not timely whatsoever, so apologies for that; also, props to Tommy Rancel for suggesting it and helping with the research.
On July 27, 1996, Alex Rodriguez turned 21 years old. He
- Alex Rodriguez's First 2,999 Hits
Alex Rodriguez nearly connected for his 3,000th career hit on Thursday night. Barring some very unfortunate incident, it seems like it will only be a matter of time before he does actually notch
- The Alex Rodriguez Legal-Morass Flowchart
Another day, another wrinkle in the Alex Rodriguez-Biogenesis-MLB-Yankees-Hip-Injury Saga. Some days, there are multiple wrinkles. It's not easy to keep it all straight.
The main event, of course
- Alex Rodriguez Addresses His Tenants’ Concerns
investigates a recent news report revealing that an apartment complex owned by Yankee third baseman Alex Rodriguez isn't up to code. Coincidentally (or not!), the Preakness Stakes has announced an unusual
- Lazily Testing a Theory with Regard to Alex Rodriguez
Jeff Passan of Yahoo has submitted a science hypothesis to the teeming masses by way of media sociale, as follows:
You could substitute Alex Rodriguez's name for Lance Armstrong and pretty
- The Brewing Dispute over Alex Rodriguez's Bonuses
When reports emerged in January that the Yankees were intending to contest the home run milestone bonus agreement the team entered with Alex Rodriguez back in 2007, it was unclear whether
- Alex Rodriguez and Avisail Garcia: Waiver Wire
One of best players of all time is available in nearly 40% of fantasy leagues. Alright, that's not entirely fair. Alex Rodriguez has performed well in his brief stint this season, but his skills
- JABO: Has Alex Rodriguez Been Worth the Money?
Alex Rodriguez has had an interesting few years. Ok, so that's a big understatement. Besides the controversies, the 3,000 hits, and the various arguments with management and professional baseball
- What Alex Rodriguez's Suspension Means for the Yankees
The suspension portion of the Alex Rodriguez Legal Battle Royale Season One has finally been resolved. The Yankees and the writers who analyze them can officially remove the A-Rod variable. Yesterday
- The Booing and Cheering of Alex Rodriguez: A New York Times Comment Section Analysis
The New York Times has an article this week, titled, "Boo Rodriguez or Cheer Him? It’s Oh So Complicated." The article is a fine read, but what I found surprisingly compelling were the comments
- Rodriguez Hits 600
In the first inning of today's game against the Toronto Blue Jays, Alex Rodriguez blasted his 600th career home run to dead center field off of Toronto starter Shaun Marcum. You can watch the video
- MLB Suspends Alex Rodriguez Through 2014 Season; 12 Others Get 50 Games
took the most drastic action against Alex Rodriguez. The league suspended Rodriguez for the remainder of the 2013 season (49 games) and all of the 2014 season, for a total of 211 games. The suspension
- Sean Rodriguez Needs to Seize the Day
environments that the club's minor league affiliates play in.
Sean Rodriguez has put up some interesting power/speed numbers in the minor leagues, including 24 home runs and 16 stolen bases in High
- Don't Suspend A-Rod if He Didn't Break the Law
UPDATE: It appears that MLB agrees.
Every so often, like most baseball writers, I look at myself in the mirror and ask myself an important question: Why am I not writing about Alex Rodriguez
- The Worst Contract Extensions in History
Rodriguez, Alex Rodriguez, Derek Jeter, Joe Mauer, and Mark Teixeira -- four three were extensions.)
(Technically, as Bryan and Art Deco point out below, Alex Rodriguez was a free agent when he
- Should MLB Punish A-Rod Based on News Reports?
nicknamed "BALCO East."
Of course, as Cameron notes, "Rodriguez is going to get the most attention, because he’s Alex Rodriguez." The Yankees are reportedly exploring all avenues to void the last five
- Orlando Cabrera Says No Mas
pick it. Over the years of his career, 1997 to 2011, he had 29 WAR, the 12th-highest WAR among shortstops. (And many of them, including Alex Rodriguez, Miguel Tejada, Nomar Garciaparra, and Michael Young
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks
- The Old Curmudgeons Are Right: Baseball Nicknames Useta Be Way Better
-- but this relative paucity only highlights their general absence. Many of the nicknames that break the paradigm are derivative of previous ones: Francisco Rodriguez's "K-Rod" is a takeoff on Alex Rodriguez's A-Rod
- Is 50 Games Too Weak a PED Punishment?
in 2002, when Barry Bonds won; third in 2005, when Alex Rodriguez and David Ortiz finished first and second; and third again in 2007, when Alex Rodriguez won.
I have no way of asserting beyond
- Arbitrator's Decision On Rodriguez Suspension Leaves Bad Taste
Baseball arbitrator Frederic Horowitz reduced Alex Rodriguez's suspension from 211 to 162 games in an opinion released to the parties today. Now that the arbitrator has ruled, Rodriguez's suspension
- Rodriguez Arbitration Decision A Clean Sweep For MLB
Alex Rodriguez sued Major League Baseball and the Major League Baseball Players Association on Monday as part of an effort to overturn his suspension. That suspension became effective on Saturday
- MLB Correctly Realizes That Beer Ban is "Asinine"
they successfully employed after the allegations that Alex Rodriguez participated in illegal high-stakes poker games. Here's the rough chronology: the Boston Globe article about the Red Sox appeared
- Baseball's Decelerating Average Salary
moving downward beginning around 1980, and the trend has become even more pronounced since the year 2000. Y2K is a local maximum within the data, the year that the tech bubble burst and Alex Rodriguez
- Chipper Jones Out for the Year with a Torn ACL, Career in Jeopardy; Just How Good Was He?
Created Above Average. Chipper is 37th in all-time WAR, and sixth among third basemen (seventh if you consider Alex Rodriguez a 3B), behind Mike Schmidt, Eddie Mathews, Wade Boggs, Brooks Robinson
- Why Einhorn Jilted the Mets
was like Alex Rodriguez:I got the analogy wrong. Microsoft is not A-Rod. The better analogy is that the best parts of the Microsoft product portfolio, particularly the dominant Windows Office and Enterprise
- Why Are the Yankees Cheap: Savvy or Remorse?
precedent to combat overspending. But austerity programs don't work when you scrimp on efficient programs that do work; they work when you cut the fat. As long as Mark Teixeira, A.J. Burnett, Alex Rodriguez
- Andrelton and Andruw and Defense and Offense
shortstop ever isn't Honus Wagner or Alex Rodriguez, it's Ozzie Smith, so the offensive bar is comparatively lower. Ozzie took a lot more walks than Andrelton has, but Andrelton has greater power, and his
- The Daily Grind: Wacha, Whitley, Buchholz
are some of my favorites.
Carlos Santana vs. Phil Hughes
Alex Rodriguez vs. Wei-Yin Chen
Jose Bautista vs. Joe Kelly
Oswaldo Arcia vs. Bruce Chen
Denard Span vs. Julio Teheran
- An Expansion on xISO, Plus 10 Noteworthy Names
Rodriguez, NYY DH
I'll let you make sense of this on your own. We all cope in different
- Reds' Playing Time Battles: Hitters
, leaving Adam Duvall, Scott Schebler, Yorman Rodriguez and Jesse Winker to fight for the left field job. It's an interesting array of talents.
Duvall has massive power and but poor contact skills
- Arlington Power Struggle: Jon Daniels vs. Nolan Ryan
in team history have been connected to performance-enhancing drugs, including Rafael Palmeiro, Juan Gonzalez, Alex Rodriguez, and the single best player in team history, Ivan Rodriguez
- Did Michael Bourn & Scott Boras Wait Too Long?
agents? How is it that, twelve years after the Alex Rodriguez contract, where he famously convinced Rangers owner Tom Hicks to bid against himself, Scott Boras is able to get such a high value for most
- Catchers and the MVP
. And the National League has especially suffered.
In the last 50 years, five catchers have won the MVP. In the American League, Joe Mauer (2009), Ivan Rodriguez (1999), and Thurmon Munson (1976) have all won
- The Royals Without Alex Gordon
Alex Rodriguez/Mark Teixeira
Joe Mauer/Brian Dozier
- Hitter xISO: June Update
batted ball profile that betrays us, not the outcomes of said batted balls.
Of the incredibly poorly named exactoperformers, only Mookie Betts has lost ground. (Alex Rodriguez has, too, but his ISO
- 2015 RotoGraphs Staff Picks: A Review
Linkin Park reference), as your winner was drafted 18th on average at his position with an average price tag of zero dollars and zero cents.
Winner: Alex Rodriguez (David Wiers). Thirty-three homers
- Why Aren't There More Muslims In Baseball?
Ryan Braun (Jewish); Bryce Harper (Mormon); and Khalil Greene (Baha'i). (For that matter, back in 2009, when he was dating Kate Hudson, Alex Rodriguez considered converting to Buddhism.) So why haven't
- Shoeless Joe Jackson Died 62 Years Ago Today
be seen when Major League Baseball decided to investigate Alex Rodriguez for playing poker in Miami.
Joe Jackson was a brilliant hitter, one of the finest that baseball has ever seen. But it's still
- Marlins Close Upper Deck: Can Loria Admit Fault?
one year in; his replacement, Fredi Gonzalez, was fired midseason in 2010 after three and a half years' service. Gonzalez's replacement, Edwin Rodriguez, resigned a month ago amid rumors that he too
- Why the Pirates Always Limp to the Finish
Davis for a completely washed up Matt Morris; they brought in Derrek Lee in 2011; and in 2012, they got Chad Qualls, Travis Snider, Gaby Sanchez, and Wandy Rodriguez before the deadline. Obviously
- Nyjer Morgan Wants A Piece of the Marlins. I Don't Blame Him.
when Ivan Rodriguez turned him around and pushed him back towards the plate. He cryptically described his version of events: "I could have took the kid out if I wanted to, but I kind of grazed him
- Billy Beane to Kurt Suzuki: Don't Get Hurt
, Bobby Valentine disputed the notion that no one has ever done this before, saying that he gave similar instructions to Mike Piazza and Ivan Rodriguez when he managed them, and that his father-in-law
- San Diego Padres Shortstops: Positional Case Study
Deivi Cruz, some D'Angelo Jimenez
Ramon Vazquez, some Donaldo Mendez and Khalil Greene
Khalil Greene, some Luis Rodriguez
- A Different Take on NL Outfield Prospects: June 2015 Update
Starter / All-Star: 27% / 9%
7. Jose Tabata, PIT
Starter / All-Star: 26% / 9%
8. Stephen Piscotty, STL
Starter / All-Star: 24% / 8%
9. Matt Szczur, CHC
Starter / All-Star: 24% / 7%
- xK%, History and Speculating on Dellin Betances
and 10.5 percent, respectively. Must’ve been something in water in 2005. The names that follow them that year: prime Mariano Rivera, Roy Halladay and Francisco Rodriguez.) Moreover, half the spots
- Two Martes and a MVP: The 2015 Pittsburgh Outfield
little in ways of power, speed or anything, really. Not much to see here. Sean Rodriguez (29), he who hit 50 home runs in 724 Triple-A plate appearances for the Angels (ugh), actually smacked double-digit
- No April For Old Men: Ramirez, Youkilis, Rodriguez
exacerbated in the last couple of seasons -- but another week of falling on his face and you might have a real opportunity on your hands.
ARod rolled a couple singles out
- Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions
"Soler Panels" in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
This is a legitimate prediction.
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15 home runs.
He's a man without a position
- Revisiting Alex Chamberlain's Bold Predictions
9. Wrigley Field installs “Soler Panels” in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero hits 15
- Alex Liddi and the Greatest European Players Ever
Yesterday, Alex Liddi hit a grand slam, which the AP noted was "the first major league grand slam by an Italian-born player in half-century." That actually understates the true rarity of Liddi's
- Reviewing Alex Chamberlain's 2015 Bold Predictions
9. Wrigley Field installs "Soler Panels" in a thinly-veiled attempt to cater to environmentalists.
There's always next year.
1.5 for 9
10. Somehow, some way, Alex Guerrero
- Alex Chamberlain's 10 Bold Predictions for 2016
- Wilson Ramos and Alex Presley: Waiver Wire Help
word came down that he was supplanting Ivan Rodriguez in Washington and he was hitting over .350, but most abandoned ship in May when his inflated BABIP came back down to Earth and his numbers began
- Daily Notes: Regarding Alex Wood's Resume, Thus Far
*The other four: Kevin Gausman (Baltimore), Paco Rodriguez (Los Angelels NL), Michael Wacha (St. Louis), and Mike Zunino (Seattle).
Alex Wood, Statistically
Wood has been
- How to Age, With Francisco Rodriguez
. It's not like the Tigers have all that much youth to move around, anyway. This all led to an unsurprising end: the Tigers have picked up the more affordable Francisco Rodriguez, from the Brewers
- Edwin Rodriguez: The Writing Was on the Wall
The Marlins manager, Edwin Rodriguez, announced his sudden, surprising-yet-not-all-that-surprising resignation on Sunday. the Marlins are presently 1 for the month of June, and now 0-1 without
- Two Eras of Francisco Rodriguez
another commitment to Francisco Rodriguez, this one for at least two years and $13 million. It happened above the general manager's head, but it's not a nightmare; Rodriguez remains a useful pitcher
- Declining Peripherals and Francisco Rodriguez
Francisco Rodriguez had a fantastic season in 2008, where he set the single-season save record and was the most valuable relief pitcher in fantasy baseball. But conventional wisdom says to avoid
- The Chances of a Wandy Rodriguez Trade
This past off-season it seemed as though Wandy Rodriguez would sit near the top of available pitchers at the deadline. The Astros were going nowhere, and Rodriguez was set to hit free agency after
- $1 Infielder: Sean Rodriguez
and Yunel Escobar.
One of those $1 players is Sean Rodriguez of the Rays. The 26-year-old will be Tampa Bay's primary shortstop this season, or at least early in the season if Reid Brignac winds up
- Cake!: Messrs. Jeter and Rodriguez
presents your Daguerreotype of the Evening ...
As you can plainly see, the above cake recreates some randy grabbing on the part of Mr. Rodriguez -- a sequence of decisions and violations
- ADP Crowdsourcing: Wandy Rodriguez
Today in ADP Crowdsourcing, I go all Harry Potter and talk about Wandy Rodriguez.
Most owners probably don’t realize just how good Wandy Rodriguez was last season after he started slow
- Alex Gordon is...
It's like a mad lib! Alex Gordon is... sexy? Misunderstood? Pretty good with a chance of more? Not as good as last year? Better than this year? Let's try something else. Let's try to answer
- The ALEX RIOShootthat'sagiantpastramisandwich
and will not collapse under the weight of their fans.
I propose a few new Rangers-player-themed concessions to add to the menu:
1. The ALEX RIOShootthat'sagiantpastramisandwich, a two-foot-long pastrami sandwich