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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

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