The Alex Rodriguez conundrum for the New York Yankees is fun to watch. While the club has been lukewarm about the return of the star from a yearlong suspension for PED use, A-Rod was playing like an All-Star early, leading the team in batting average, homeruns, and RBIs through the first few weeks.
He has cooled down of late, but his hot start has him primed to being his assault on the record books. Currently sitting at 659 home runs, Rodriguez is now just one behind Willie Mays with only Babe Ruth (714), Hank Aaron (755), and Barry Bonds (762) ahead of him.
Up next for A-Rod and the Yankees is a six-game road trip against division rivals Boston and Toronto.
After that, the Pinstripers return to Yankee Stadium for four against the Orioles, and then head back out on the road for nine.
Let’s take a look at the odds on where A-Rod is going to set his next milestone and the likely fan reaction!
A-Rod Home Run Odds:
In which stadium will A-Rod tie Willie Mays for home runs?
- Fenway Stadium, Boston: 2/1
- Rogers Centre, Toronto: 2/1
- Yankee Stadium, New York (April 24-29): 3/1
- Tropicana Filed, Tampa Bay: 3/1
Will A-Rod be booed or cheered when he ties Willie Mays for home runs?
- Booed: 2/7
- Cheered: 3/1
Wherever it happens, there are bound to be some of both echoing from the stands, but which will be predominant is really a question of whether it happens at home – in which case he’ll be cheered – or on the road – in which case boos will reign down like hellfire.
Will fans will throw items on the field when A-Rod ties Willie Mays for home runs?
- Yes: 2/1
- No: 1/2
There could be disgruntled A-Rod haters in any ballpark, including Yankee Stadium.
Will the tying home run be a walk-off?
- Yes: 65/1
- No: 1/75
According to baseballreference.com, nine of A-Rod’s 658 taters to date have been walkoffs.
Check back after Rodriguez sets the mark to see how we did!