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Alex Rodriguez will eventually end up in the Hall of Fame despite the steroids link.
I had a tough time deciding whether to include Alex Rodriguez, but decided to do it anyway. The reason he almost wasn't included is because all of the other players linked to steroids eligible for the Hall of Fame are being passed over at this time. A-Rod has also been a steroid user, but it seems like some have forgiven him, plus odds are that most of the other guys get into the Hall eventually.
Rodriguez has 629 career homers, which places him in position to make a run at Barry Bonds' all time record despite the fact that injuries have slowed his pace the last four seasons. A-Rod isn't just a homer guy, as he's a .302 hitter with 2,775 hits, 1,893 runs batted in and 305 steals.
Rodriguez has his share of people that do not like him because of the steroids and the large contract he signed with Texas (10 years, $250 million), but he has won three MVP's, a batting title, five homer titles, two Gold Gloves as a shortstop and a World Series ring.
Due to his link to steroids, Rodriguez may not be a first ballot selection like his talent suggests, but it's a lock that he will end up in Cooperstown at some point.