Where would the 2015 New York Yankees be without this man?
After witnessing Alex Rodriguez have his third career three-homerun game, has me saying: He's an MVP candidate.
Sure, A-Rod might very well win the Comeback Player of the Year award, but you have to consider him as a candidate for A.L MVP. He is the most valuable player on the Yankees -- how is he not?
I know Mark Teixeira has been an MVP candidate; no question about it. But A-Rod has been, and always been, this player that has a domino effect through the entire team. When he's playing well, everyone else plays well. That's what great players bring to teams.
Like what Reggie Jackson told a beat writer in the 1970s: "I'm the straw that stirs the drink." It may sound arrogant, but it's the truth. Now, A-Rod, is the straw that stirs the drink in 2015.
A-Rod may be the only player in baseball, who had one of these longterm contract, that can still perform at end of the contract. Besides the hip injuries and suspensions, A-Rod has been a great signing for the Yankees; it's been one of their best signings in history. And the funny thing is, he's played better in his second term with the Yankees, than his first couple of years.
You gotta love his clubhouse presence. A-Rod has taken this team under his wing.
Great Win For The Yankees; 8-5 Win
When C.C Sabathia gives up 5 runs in the first three innings, while the Yankees had Brendan Ryan and Stephen Drew batting eight and nine, didn't seem like a promising night for the Bombers.
John Ryan Murphy with the big three-run homerun in the ninth, to put the Yanks ahead. Murphy can HIT! Can hit and he can frame.
Adam Warren kept the Yankees in the game. Came in to relive Sabathia and did a excellent job.