New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez: The Most Ego-Centric Player In MLB

Tony Santorsa@@TonySantorsaSenior Writer IIAugust 4, 2010

NEW YORK - AUGUST 02:  Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees looks on after striking out to end the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays on August 2, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)
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As Alex Rodriguez continues his quest for 600 career home runs, he is beginning to show his true colors through his self-centered persona.

Rodriguez is the most egocentric player in Major League Baseball.

It's obvious that A-Rod is trying to hit No. 600. Nearly every out he records is a strikeout of a long fly ball. It's almost sickening. 

As the New York Yankees fell out of first place of the American League East last night, it's obvious that Rodriguez is shifting from team focused (if he ever was) to achieving personal goals. 

As of last night, A-Rod hasn't recorded a hit in 17 straight plate appearances. Every time he steps up to the plate, he's swinging for the fences. Like I said previously, nearly every out is a strikeout or a long fly ball. It's obvious.

I hope A-Rod's struggles continue, along with the Yankees three game skid. As Rodriguez has 16 home runs on the year, I wouldn't mind him ending the year with only 16 home runs.

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