Alex Rodriguez's time with the New York Yankees has been full of ups and downs. He was acquired from the Texas Rangers after three of his best seasons as a ball player. While his first season wearing the pinstripes had its bad moments, he quickly showed Yankee fans what they were in store for.
He hit 36 home runs and drove in 106 RBI. He also went toe-to-toe with Jason Varitek in one very memorable game against the Red Sox in 2004. His next six seasons saw him hit no fewer than 30 home runs and bat above .270, all while knocking in triple-digit runners.
While he has been both celebrated and repulsed by many baseball fans, he still continues to play at a high level.
That is until this year.
Here are three reasons why to expect an A-Rod collapse this season.
*Now before you all go and rip my head off for saying such blasphemous things, bear with me till the end of this slideshow.*