Sunday, February 25, 2007
Last year Alex Rodriguez failed to produce in the clutch and we let him know that. Tonight on Fox 5 News, they asked "Is this the year Alex Rodriguez finally comes though in the clutch?"
Some comments made sense, others, well, it seemed like they didn't know what they were talking about.
Here are the unedited comments received including mine:
-Everybody has a dream!
-I think A Rod had a lot better year than most Yankee fans give him credit for. Sure he had a big slump but if you look at his numbers for the season, including defense, he earned his keep.
-As long as Alex continues to receive harsh treatment from Yankee fans, his results will not change... I think a lot of Alex's game has to do with the mental aspect of things, and he is not getting much help from the Yankees in that regard. Will he come through in the clutch? No, not as long as he's playing in pinstripes.
-If he can handle the pressure and not worry about expectations then maybe he might be able to come through in the playoffs. He's a great regular season player but he has to learn how to ignore the fans and media for him to win a ring in New York.
-I think that after last year's disappointment, Arod will be motivated to work harder at being clutch. As I remember, I heard him say during many interviews that he would work very hard this year to make sure he would be a reliable hitter, not to metion have a monsterious season in 2007.
-Clutch is derek Jeter not A-Rod!
-alex is not all that bad he is a good guy who can play ball. well at least better then thoes who critizes him.
-I think so. A-Rod had an "off year" considering his .290/35/121 campaign. Players go into slumps one time or another in their careers.
A-Rod will have a break out season this year and a good first round draft pick for you fantasy team owners.
BronxBloggers, Long Island
-A-Rod should concentrate less on causing problems on the team and casting people in a bad light through the media and more on his game... not everyone can play in NY (the big time)... dont worry A-Rod Randy Johnson could not hack it here either...
-ALEX IS NO DOUBT GREAT BASEBALL PLAYER, BUT NOT EVERYONE CFAN PLAY IN NY. THE SAGA BETWEEN HIM AND DEREK JETER COMES INTO PLAY BECAUSE ALEX PROBABLY DONT LIKE PLAYING SECOND BEST. JETER WILL ALWAYS BE NUMBER ONE AND ALEX NEEDS TO ACCEPT THAT AND JUST PALY BALL!!!!!
-My opinion is yes. As long as the Yankee fans stop booing him every time he makes an out or an error. He's just too talented to consistantly struggle in the clutch. A great example of this would be Peyton Manning winning his 1st superbowl. We just have to make him feal at home, like he belongs in pinstripes, even if he doesn't.
-I beleive A-rod will step it up this year, but the most important factor is having Yankee fans support him, rather than booing him every opportunity possible.
-it better be the year A-Rod comes around...NY waited long enough its about time he comes through big in the clutch...he also needs ta stop tryna make friends and just play the game like we pay him 2 - Ben Dover, Elmont
-Arod Can't take the media pressure in NY. He has the ability, but not the mental stability to be able to produce under pressure. That's why we have Derek!
-i feel if the media stops trying to live his off the field life and stops critizing him for everything he does then yes he will come through when needed the most...personally i dont care where a-rod is after the game and niether should the media! let A-ROD be!!
Labels: Alex Rodriguez, news comments
Posted by Steve Kenul at 9:56 PM
hotdogman posted at 11:16 PM
A-Rod is a great player and the Yankees will never win it all while he's on the team. Ever since he bitch slapped the ball from Bronson Aroyo's hand http://www.insomniacslounge.com/uploaded_images/mvpurse-795138.jpg
the "Curse of the Purse" has beem in place.
Trade him Yankees-he'd look good in a Red Sox uniform.....