Originally written on IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught  |  Last updated 1/12/13
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Yankee fans around the world will wake up early Wednesday, toddle down to the living room in their Doctor Dentons, and see what the Surgery Fairy left under the dead tree. Who knows? Maybe it'll be an Evan Longoria! Then again, it might be a lump of coal, or a Celerino Sanchez.This year, Arod turns 37. He has 647 home runs - 115 below Barry BigHead's career all-time record. Can he do it? Can he out-pariah the pariah?Obviously, this is all projection - and the further we go, it's like traveling beyond the solar system. But hey, strap yourself in, and let's go for a ride.This year (37): We assume the operation is a success, and they don't leave a bottle cap inside him. He returns in July - homers in his first game. (He always does.) He hits a few, then goes cold. He's streaky. Let's project 10 to 15 home runs - let's call it 13.He is now at 660 - tied with Willie Mays for fourth. (This is an issue, because landmark HRs cause delays.)2014 (38): This is his best shot. Increasingly, he D...
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