The Bronx Bombers have been relatively quiet since baseball’s free agency period began. That is, unless you ask third baseman Alex Rodriguez:
“The Yankees made two big moves this offseason,” Rodriguez told the New York Post by phone. “Keeping CC (Sabathia), and I expect to be who I have been in the past.”
(Quote comes via the Post‘s Joel Sherman)
Rodriguez batted just .276/.362/.461 in 428 plate appearances this year, registering an OPS under .830 for the first time since 1995. He can blame most of that disappointment on a mid-season knee injury, however, and he’s confident that a healthy winter will help him bounce back in 2012.
A-Rod has already begun his offseason workout program in Miami, three weeks earlier than usual.