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This trade sent the MVP from the Texas Rangers to play with Jeter, Posada, Sheffield and others in the Bronx.
Rodriguez quickly signed a record 252 million dollar extension, making him the highest paid player in MLB history.
This trade gave the Yankees one of the most dangerous lineups in the AL, and a string of division titles and MVP awards would follow for Rodriguez.
Although the Yankees were mostly a post-season disapointment with A-Rod, in 2009 he had a great postseason, with a batting average over .400 in the ALCS and 12 RBI's in nine games.
His great postseason earned A-Rod his first ring and officially made him a Yankee in the eyes of the Bronx faithful.