Alex Rodriguez is 74 home runs away from tying Barry Bonds for Major League Baseball’s all-time home run record.
With A-Rod’s contract expiring in 2017 and retirement potentially on the horizon, the New York Yankees slugger needs to average 37 home runs over the next two seasons to equal Bonds’ 762 dingers. But Bonds doesn’t think A-Rod is capable of doing so in that span.
When asked if Rodriguez can break his record, Bonds told the New York Daily News, “No, not in two years.”
A-Rod hasn’t hit 37 home runs in a season since 2007, so it’s likely Rodriguez will need more than two seasons to break Bonds’ record.
Rodriguez did hit 33 home runs in 2015 after sitting out a year for a PED suspension. If he can keep up his power numbers over the next couple seasons and put himself within striking distance from Bonds, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him sign a one-year contract with a team in 2018 with hopes of making history.