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    Off the field at least, LA teams big winners

    Alex Rodriguez, home run king? Not long ago that might have been considered a sure thing. But at age 37 and coming off five seasons in which he declined in nearly every major offensive category, A-Rod's assault on the record book has stalled. Add in the need for major hip surgery that could cost him much of 2013 and now the questions are if he'll ever be the player he was, not whether he'll catch Barry Bonds.

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    Declining performance

    American League-leading totals in red

    * - AL MVP

    First four seasons with Yankees:

    Year G Avg. HR RBI Slg. OPS OPS+
    2004 155 .286 36 106 .512 .888 131
    2005* 162 .321 48 130 .610 1.031 173
    2006 154 .290 35 121 .523 .914 134
    2007* 158 .314 54 156 .645 1.067 176

    Since start of new 10-year, $275m deal:

    Year G Avg. HR RBI Slg. OPS OPS+
    2008 138 .302 35 103 .573 .965 150
    2009 124 .286 30 100 .532 .933 138
    2010 137 .270 30 125 .506 .847 123
    2011 99 .276 16 62 .461 .823 119
    2012 122 .272 18 57 .430 .783 112
    Where Rodriguez stands

    Home Runs

    Barry Bonds

    762All-time leader

    Alex Rodriguez

    6475th All-time1st Active

    Runs batted in

    Hank Aaron

    2,297All-time leader

    Alex Rodriguez

    1,9507th All-time1st Active

    Total bases

    Hank Aaron

    6,856All-time leader

    Alex Rodriguez

    5,4149th All-time1st Active

    Runs Scored

    Rickey Henderson

    2,295All-time leader

    Alex Rodriguez

    1,89810th All-time1st Active

    Strikeouts

    Reggie Jackson

    2,597All-time leader

    Alex Rodriguez

    2,0324th All-time2d Active