Simple question: Is Alex Rodriguez juicing? Though I think it is a resounding NO, the question still comes up often. It's no secret that he was incredibly frustrated, and would seemingly do anything to get ahead and get back to his 2005 self. Was he maybe juicing in 2005, stopped, and has started again? I think it's a no. After all, he lost 15 pounds of bulky muscle in between 2006 and 2007. That's why he sucked defensively in 2006: the extra muscle. That also hurt him at the plate.