Originally posted on Lady At The Bat  |  Last updated 10/18/12
Judging from the way the Yankees have handled him, it is safe to assume that we have seen the last of Alex Rodriguez in the 2012 postseason. It does not even appear that he will pinch hit going forward. How did it come to this? And, why?When Raul Ibanez pinch hit for A-Rod in Game 3 of the ALDS, I understood and applauded Joe Girardi for the move. It took guts to remove a player who, at one time, was considered one of the best ever and who still makes more money than anyone else in the game. Most people thought it would end there. But things got more interesting when A-Rod was benched for Game 5. The message then was that Alex Rodriguez couldn't do it anymore. He was on the decline. He was a part-time player making a superstar's salary. What would the team do with him for the five years remaining on his contract?When he was pinch it for in Game 1 of the ALCS, it was almost a non-story, until the New York Post Page 6 story came out after Game 2. He was benched for Game 3, and did not...
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