NEW YORK, NY – OCTOBER 06: Alex Rodriguez #13 of the New York Yankees takes batting practice beforethe American League Wild Card Game against the Houston Astros at Yankee Stadium on October 6, 2015 in New York City. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

The 2015 season ended for the New York Yankees three weeks ago with their loss to the Houston Astros in the AL Wild Card game. But despite his team’s overall disappointment this year, Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez is calling 2015 his dream season, which has culminated in his hiring as a guest analyst by Fox to cover the Postseason.

In an interview with Joel Sherman of the New York Post, A-Rod expanded a bit on what he meant when he called this his “dream season.”

“Obviously, I play for the Yankees and I know that it is championship or bust,” Rodriguez said. “But if you told me that I would play in 150 games [151] and would be a small cog in getting us back to the playoffs, I would not have believed you. But the coolest part was being back in the clubhouse and back being accepted by our management and fans.”

Rodriguez also revealed that his entrance into TV was a result of how well the year had gone to this point.

“I was surprised and flattered [to be asked to do TV],” Rodriguez said. “In years past, I would never have taken the gig. But how things have gone for me this year, I said, ‘Why not? Let me try this out.’ … It is not work for me. I would be watching the games anyway and calling friends and talking about what was going on.”

Rodriguez is quite good in his role as an analyst for Fox, but both Fox and ESPN have scored with the active players they chose to act as analysts this year – in addition to Rodriguez, AJ Pierzynski and Chris Archer have performed quite well. The trend of active players as Postseason analysts won’t be ending any time soon, and hopefully all of the players can do as good of a job as these three have this season.

[New York Post]

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