The Ups and Downs of Alex Rodriguez

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Free Agency and Bankable Future

As a shortstop, Rodriguez smashed a number of records, including homeruns, hits and total bases. His impressive numbers made him a magnet for media attention and a highly desirable addition for other MLB teams. Rodriguez became a free agent in 2000, and signed a 10-year, $252 million contract with the Texas Rangers. The deal was considered the richest MLB baseball contract in league history at the time. (Photo: A. Messerschmidt/WireImage)