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This just in: A-Rod is really good

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Apr 17, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Career home runs

1. Barry Bonds 762
2. Hank Aaron 755
3. Babe Ruth 714
4. Willie Mays 660
5. Sammy Sosa 609
6. Ken Griffey 595
7. Frank Robinson 586
8. Mark McGwire 583
9. Harmon Killebrew 573
10. Rafael Palmeiro 569
11. Reggie Jackson 563
12. Mike Schmidt 548
13. Mickey Mantle 536
14. Jimmie Foxx 534
15. Alex Rodriguez 522

A-Rod turns 33 in July and is in the first year of a 10-year contract. What’s reasonable to assume, 800? 900? Look at it this way: Let’s say he hits 35 more this season then averages only 25 a year over the remaining nine years of his deal. That’s 782, and that’s being conservative.

Meanwhile, how bad is it that four of the top 10 (Bonds, Sosa, McGwire and Palmeiro) almost certainly used PEDs? The quicker Rodriguez moves past them, the better the game will be.




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