The three-time American League MVP currently sits fifth on the all-time home run list (647), just 13 long shots behind the great center fielder Willie Mays. However, the last two seasons, critics and fans have jumped all over the third baseman after his decrease in power numbers, especially in the postseason.
Not only did he fail to help his team win even one game against the Tigers in their disappointing ALCS sweep, but he limped through his ninth season with the Bronx Bombers.
To his credit, he suffered a couple of injuries over the last two seasons and has not played up to his standards (not to mention, that enormous contract that has him signed through the year 2017).
The 36-year-old has at least five years left in the major leagues (unless he retires early and negotiates the contract), but if the playoffs were any indication of his future, it could a rocky path for the possible future Hall of Famer.
A-Rod needs to find a way to rejuvenate his career, especially if he wants to continue his playing career in New York.
Check out these five ways Rodriguez can dip into the fountain of youth and find late-career success in the major leagues.