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A-Rod I

I have been a glutton for A-Rod stories, reading as many as I can, despite all the repetition. What a delicious plot twist to a season that is fascinating before it has even gotten started. I hope Alfonso Soriano hits 50 homers a year for the rest of his career, but I’m not sad that he is gone. It was just too excruciating watching his ridiculous strike-outs and the way he struggled against smart pitching. I long maintained that the Yankees wouldn’t win a World Series with Soriano in the lineup, especially with him hitting lead-off. On the other hand, I have also long maintained that the Yankees just might win a World Series with Kenny Lofton, Derek Jeter, Alex Rodriguez, Jason Giambi, Bernie Williams, Jorge Posada, Gary Sheffield, and Hideki Matsui in the lineup…

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