Barry Bonds doesn’t have faith in A-Rod breaking his home run record
Barry Bonds is pretty confident that Alex Rodriguez won’t be breaking his all-time home run mark if the New York Yankees slugger retires after next season.
A-Rod is 75 homers shy of Bonds’ mark of 762 homers, but the seven-time National League MVP isn’t sweating it.
"No, not in two years," Bonds told the New York Daily News on Monday, before the Miami Marlins faced the New York Mets.
Rodriguez had a bounce-back year in 2015, hitting 33 homers and driving in 86 runs. Ironically both Bonds, 52, and A-Rod have been linked to PEDs during their careers. Bonds, who is the Marlins hitting coach, was tied to the BALCO scandal.
Rodriguez, 40, admitted to PED use while playing for the Texas Rangers. He was suspended by Major League Baseball after he told authorities that he purchased PEDs from Anthony Bosch, the founder of Biogenesis.
Rodriguez is off to a slow start this season, hitting .214 with one homer and two RBI.