Acquired: Via trade with the Rangers for Alfonso Soriano and Joaquin Arias before the 2004 season.
Look, anytime a team adds a seven-time All-Star, one-time league MVP and a guy who, at the time, was generally regarded as the best in the game, one would think that player would excel and help lead his new team to great feats.
Sure, Alex Rodriguez has had some amazing years in New York, even getting himself a World Series ring with the Yankees in '09, but I still think that the third baseman failed to live up to what he was capable of doing in the Bronx.
More than just the well-documented postseason struggles, Rodriguez has added unnecessary baggage to the Yanks clubhouse, often standing out for things unrelated to baseball and failing to lead the way as he was expected to.
His current looming suspension is just the latest in a series of mishaps since joining the most recognizable team in all of sports.
It's a shame, he could have been great.