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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 include both the new batter and the player he is replacing in the lineup. In this case, A-Rod’s name wasn’t mentioned in the stadium.
Yankees GM Brian Cashman reportedly confirmed to Heyman that Girardi made the call.
Rodriguez was pinch-hit for on consecutive nights during the ALDS against the Baltimore Orioles. The first time was after he went 0-for-3 with two strikeouts in Game 3. Raul Ibanez replaced him and hit two home runs to help the Yankees win 3-2 in 12 innings. A-Rod seemed to take things fine and was the biggest cheerleader in the dugout after being replaced. Rodriguez was replaced by Chavez the ne...
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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.
Can you pretend you are Yankees GM Brian Cashman for a second?
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Ok not literally, but say you had his job and you were just named the new GM for the New York Yankees.
And your first order of business is deciding is deciding who gets to live another day in pinstripes, and who will get handed their walking papers.
A few things to keep in mind...
The official Yankiverse rumor line seems to be that Nick Swisher is gone from the Tankees. I'll believe it when I see it. Swish has always been a likeable, bi-polar West Virginia mope who drank the Kool-Aid of Gotham like mother's milk, and set himself up for a post-baseball career as a sitcom walk-on, card show lugnut or ESPN smiling caballero. He won't be happy...
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Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said that the legendary closer "doesn’t know what he is doing yet" as it relates to whether or not he'll return next season.
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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...
Mariano Rivera vowed some months ago that despite tearing his ACL, he would return to pitch again in the major leagues. Now, it appears that he's not so sure.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman spoke with ESPN.com's Andrew Marchand on Friday, and he indicated that Rivera still hasn't decided on his future.
"He wasn't certain on what he is...
I know this is blaspheme, but for once, let's not be cheerful and optimistic: Does anybody really expect Mariano Rivera to come back in 2013 and pitch an entire season at the level that befits his career? Because I sure don't. I think there's a better chance of Ann Coulter winning a sportsmanship medal at the Special Olympics. When Mariano shredded his knee last spring...
Joel Sherman of the New York Post is reporting that Ichiro Suzuki wants to continue playing for the New York Yankees. I hope this doesn’tContinue Reading »
Table of Contents
Here’s the table of contents for today’s edition of Daily Notes.
1. What’s in Raul Ibanez’s Pocket: Five Theories
2. World Series Game Two Event
3. Contract Crowdsourcing: Five Right-Handed Relievers
What’s in Raul Ibanez’s Pocket: Five Theories
In yesterday’s edition of the Notes, dedicated largely to contract crowdsourcing for DH-type free agents...
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...