A-Rod’s been the whipping boy of both Sox and Yanks fans for a long while. We all know the history. And he had a slow start again this year. But charges that he’s been un-clutch this season have pretty much been unfair. Still, after his monster three home-run, 10 rbi game, SF proclaimed he’d rather have Manny’s steady production than the occassional outburst from A-Rod. Well, it’s been a while since that day, and though the season is still young, a comparison is instructive:
Manny: .230 ba, .353 obp, .864 ops, 32 h, 10 hr, 24 bb, 34 rbi, 24 r
Alex: .296 ba, .387 obp, .992 ops, 48 h, 14 hr, 22 bb, 41 rbi, 37 r
Plus Alex saves children from oncoming vehicular traffic. Perhaps it’s time to give this man his due.