Originally Posted by -Slap-
Now, I believe A-Rod is the best player in baseball, but I had to laugh when I heard the new nickname that's making the rounds about him lately.
Seems a few of his old teammates are privately calling him The Cooler. Its a reference to the way teams Alex has left, like Seattle and Texas, have immediately played better baseball without him. I truly believe both situations were coincidental, but its still a funny handle.
I don't want to turen this Barry hating thread into a who's the best player today argument(trust me, as a Dodger and baseball fan, I love Barry hating threads here), but I gotta go with Vlad as the best player.
As far as former A-rod teams, Seattle was already a good team, it be like STL losing Edmonds or Pujols, they'd still be a damn good team without one of them.
And Texas, they're bullpen and SP finally decided to come around, A-Rod couldnt help that his .320 BA with 50 HR's and 130 RBI's would produce 11-9 losses game in and game out last year.