If you're going to use anecdotal evidence can I throw in those 2 two run home runs from Sunday? Or should we just stipulate that anecdotal evidence is notoriously unreliable. Even a great hitter is going to make an out 60% of the time with runners in scoring position. Most of the time *any* hitter is going to fail.
Lets have some fun. Last year A-Rod was Mr. Clutch, right? He finally learned how to hit in the big situations. Do you know what he hit with runners in scoring position last year? .265. David Wright hit .309 with RISP in 2009.
This year I'll give it to Rodriguez. He's got a .344 RISP average, far above his career RISP average of .302.
OTOH David Wright's career RISP average is .301. That extra $23 million gets you that extra .001.
ETA - By the way, do you know what Jeter, Mr. All Time Yankee Clutch Hitter, has done for his career RISP average? .309.
We remember what we want to remember.