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Poor Alex Rodriguez, as this guy cannot get a break.
Alex Rodriguez in the field for a game on May 28, 2008. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As even though the New York Yankees season ended so embarrassingly almost two weeks ago, A-rod is still getting blamed but now for other teams poor play.
The latest and most ridiculous accusation is that because of A-rod’s stale bat in the ALCS, the Tigers were able to sweep the Yankees, who were clearly a better team than the one that showed up.
The Yankees quick and painful exit of the postseason meant that Detroit had to wait for days until the NLDS finished between the Cardinals and Giants.
That series took all 7-games to win, and now the Tigers are down 0-2 to the Giants in the World Series; and they also seemed to have picked up where the stumbling Yankees left off, which is out-matched.
So, whom should the Tigers be pointing the finger at?
Well, to start….
There is ace Justin Verlander, who got rocked by the Giants in WS Game 1. The shock of...
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In order to not bruise his slugging superstar's already-deflated ego, Joe Girardi reportedly called the Yankee Stadium PA announcer to ask him to not mention Alex Rodirguez's name when he was being pinch-hit for.
The New York PostOctober 21, 2012 SundayDear EditorAfter the Yankees lost to the Tigers, Alex Rodriguez was quoted as saying, "I'll be back." I hope he meant for Old-Timer's Day. JOHN BUONAGURA Stewart Manor, N.Y.
The New York PostOctober 21, 2012 SundayDear EditorWouldn't it be nice if Alex Rodriguez could hit the ball as successfully as he hits on women? All that notwithstanding, I don't think he should be traded. The Yankees can't receive equal or even near equal value. Just like Derek Jeter, maybe A-Rod too, can have a bounce-back year. ED KRAUSS Scarsdale N.Y.
It's no secret that Alex Rodriguez struggled mightily throughout the 2012 postseason, but the common refrain was that at least he was saying the right things and acting like a good teammate amid all the attention. At least, of course, until that little incident where A-Rod apparently hit on a fan behind the Yankees' dugout, which called into question his focus and intensity...
The New York PostOctober 21, 2012 SundayDear EditorThe Yankees' treatment of Alex Rodriguez during the ALCS is an embarrassment and disgrace to not only A-Rod but the best fans in the sport. A player of his talent should not be publicly humiliated and emasculated. We all know A-Rod's history and some of the questionable decisions he has made. However, making him the...
New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi requested that the team's public address announcer not mention Alex Rodriguez's name when he was pinch-hit for during the American League Championship series, according to CBSSports.com. Typically, announcements include the pinch hitter and the player he is replacing in the lineup. Girardi reportedly called the press box when Eric...
Yankees manager Joe Girardi knew he had to pinch hit for his slumping ex-superstar Alex Rodriguez during the ALCS -- and he didn't want A-rod to face further fan wrath. The NY Post reports that on at...
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New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi reportedly went out of his way to try to spare Alex Rodriguez’s feelings during the playoffs.
According to CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman, Girardi called the Yankees public address announcer to have A-Rod’s name omitted from the announcement when Eric Chavez pinch-hit for the aging slugger during the postseason. Typically, pinch hit announcements...
The New York Yankees made two big signings on Monday, locking up sluggers Robinson Cano and Curtis Granderson through next season.
While these two signings came as no surprise -- even though Cano and Granderson struggled mightily in the postseason -- the biggest news of the New York offseason may come from another aging star.
Alex Rodriguez had a miserable postseason...
Blame it on A-Rod. That's the default position for all postseason losers, isn't it?
If Alex Rodriguez and the Yankees had extended the Tigers beyond four games in the American League Championship Series, then maybe the Tigers would have been sharper in the World Series.
That's one theory, anyway.
The Tigers had a wide range of opinions on the impact of their five-day...
I started this series with a look at the outfield. Now I will tackle the infield:Robinson CanoEric ChavezDerek JeterCasey McGeheeJayson NixEduardo NunezAlex RodriguezMark TeixeiraIt will be shocking if Cano's team option is not picked up. Eric Chavez did not show up for the postseason, but he was a good backup infielder in 2012. He will be 35 years old going into the 2013 season...
MIAMI -- If embattled Alex Rodriguez needs any advice, an avid New York Yankees supporter welcomes A-Rod to call him.
That fan would be LeBron James. In an interview Friday with FOX Sports Florida, the Miami Heat star talked about the surprising drop-off and benching experienced by Rodriguez in the postseason and offered his assistance.
"If he wanted to reach out to me, I...
The Yankees are known to spend a bit too much money on washed-up stars.
They've also been talking about changing their ways and trying to stay under the luxury tax threshold moving forward.
But they're willing to pay for established, premium in-house talent -- that is, if the talent produces.
Oh, the irony that New York just exercised two player options that will cost...