It's only just begun for A-Rod

Originally Published: February 12, 2009
By Pedro Gomez | ESPN

If Alex Rodriguez thought he needed performance-enhancing drugs to justify his then-record $252 million contract back in 2001, wait until he begins the coming season.

What Rodriguez said he did because he believed he had to validate the largest contract in team sports history will seem like a walk in the park compared to the pressure he will surely face in 2009.

Rodriguez has now put himself in the tightest of spots for the '09 season and, without a doubt, those to follow.

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