ESPN - Alex Rodriguez plans to retire after his contract with the New York Yankees ends following the 2017 season, the designated hitter told ESPN on Wednesday.
After hitting 33 homers in 2015 Alex should comfortably reach 700 this season if he stays healthy. While Bonds' all time mark of 762 might seem out of reach (A-Rod would need 75 over the next two years) he is just 27 away from tying Babe Ruth, which is a feat that could happen as early as this season.
It's crazy to think that at this time last year people legit wanted him to just go away. Even Yankee fans. To his credit A-Rod ignored them all and became the best hitter on an 87 win playoff team. It's been an interesting career to say the least. Whether it will be for better or worse it's safe to say baseball won't be the same without Alex Rodriguez.