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IT IS HIGH, IT IS FAR, IT IS caught:
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 scapegoat at the expense of the betterment of the team is unacceptable. There is no way possible that the Yankees are better with him sitting on the bench. Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi need to move on. I have lost all respect for both of them, and they have done the impossible: made A-Rod a tragic figure in the eyes of Yankees fans. ED BOTTI Matawan, N.J.
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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.
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 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.
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...
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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Can you pretend you are Yankees GM Brian Cashman for a second?
Brian Cashman (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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...
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...
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...
END OF THE ROAD?
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.
When he suffered a season-ending knee injury in May, New York Yankees closer Mariano Rivera said he did not want his career to end with him being carried off the field in Kansas City on a cart. Now, he's not so sure. Yankees general manager Brian Cashman told New York reporters Thursday that baseball's all-time saves leader has not made up his mind about returning next...