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Girardi made special press-level call to shield A-Rod's feelings


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#1 Lil Bit Special

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Posted 26 October 2012 - 06:03 PM

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi made a special call to the public address announcer on the press level during a Yankees playoff game to request that Alex Rodriguez not be named when Girardi pinch hit Eric Chavez for A-Rod, people familiar with the situation said.

So when Chavez pinch hit for A-Rod, only Chavez's name was announced, not A-Rod's. Typically the announcement contains the names of both the player who is pinch hitting as well as the person who was being pinch-hit for.


The call by Girardi from the dugout did occur, confirmed general manager Brian Cashman.

Cashman said he believes it showed what lengths Girardi went through to protect A-Rod's feelings. Such a call is very unusual.

Rodriguez was pinch-hit for and benched multiple times during as a postseason where he went 0 for 18 with 12 strikeouts vs. right-handed pitchers. Overall he was 3 for 25.

Cashman said he didn't believed the decision to protect A-Rod was the brainchild of Chad Bohling, the club's influential director of mental conditioning, but rather was Girardi's idea. Bohling, who came to the Yankees late in Joe Torre's tenure, is extremely well-regarded within the organization, Cashman said.


Girardi has been seen over the years as close to A-Rod, probably closer to A-Rod then he is to some of the star players Girardi played with the Yankees. It'll be interesting to see how that relationship is affected by the surprise decision to bench A-Rod. Cashman, who has said he doesn't expect outside interest in Rodriguez this winter and fully expects him to be back as the team's third baseman, acknowledged in an answer to a question that he has received no calls to date regarding A-Rod from any interested teams.


The decision to bench A-Rod was Girardi's final call, with input from Cashman, the front office staf and coaches, Cashman said in a recent conversation, though he also said he agreed with it. Cashman added that while he usually agrees with Girardi's decisions, he doesn't always.




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Posted 26 October 2012 - 10:07 PM

pathetic
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Posted 27 October 2012 - 01:35 AM

ARod is a sad, terrible, stupid, terrible, dumb, overrated, soft loser.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 12:41 AM

ARod is a sad, terrible, stupid, terrible, dumb, overrated, soft loser.


3 MVP's, 600 homers and a world series ring


over rated???

every thing else is correct
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:10 AM

Yeah but when they announce the players that suck, no way will they be able to shield ARod.

Now Sucking. Nick Swisher.

Now Sucking. ARod.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 07:59 AM

3 MVP's, 600 homers and a world series ring

over rated???

every thing else is correct


You have a different opinion of Verlander because of 3 WS starts but you don't when it comes to A-Rod's ineptitude in the playoffs? Seems like hypocrisy at it's finest.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 08:49 AM

You have a different opinion of Verlander because of 3 WS starts but you don't when it comes to A-Rod's ineptitude in the playoffs? Seems like hypocrisy at it's finest.


Please do not introduce common sense into the argument.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 10:30 AM

Yankees brass leaking this, adding more humiliation on Arods plate. Segway to a trade, perhaps.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:03 AM

You have a different opinion of Verlander because of 3 WS starts but you don't when it comes to A-Rod's ineptitude in the playoffs? Seems like hypocrisy at it's finest.


A-rod carried the yankees to the 2009 WS title by hitting over .360 in the playoffs with several huge hits

A-rod = champ

Verlander = 1 game away from being gonezo
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:20 AM

A-rod carried the yankees to the 2009 WS title by hitting over .360 in the playoffs with several huge hits

A-rod = champ

Verlander = 1 game away from being gonezo


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BTW who was the MVP of the 2009 WS? How many other players on the Yankees deserved the MVP ahead of Alex?

So your logic is that seeing Alex had a very good 2009 ALDS and 2009 ALCS, this erases his largely underwhelming 60+ games post season performance. Ok.

That is a great thought process.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:36 AM

damn you Sox fans are quick to erase that 2009 title run aren't ya? :D


A-rod = champ

Verlander = chump
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 11:38 AM

.423 OBP, 6 RBI in 6 games and 4 XBH in 6 games


yes a-rod sucked in the world series didn't he?
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 01:57 PM

He certainly sucked in this year's playoffs.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:33 PM

.423 OBP, 6 RBI in 6 games and 4 XBH in 6 games


yes a-rod sucked in the world series didn't he?


Why didn't you mention his .250 BA? Or 8 Ks? Or .550 slugging?

Matsui, Damon and Jeter all hit better than him. Rivera was, well Rivera. He was huge in the ALDS and ALCS, but he was closer to his career post season norm in the WS.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 04:38 PM

Why didn't you mention his .250 BA? Or 8 Ks? Or .550 slugging?

Matsui, Damon and Jeter all hit better than him. Rivera was, well Rivera. He was huge in the ALDS and ALCS, but he was closer to his career post season norm in the WS.


a .550 slugging percentage is a bad thing now? since when?


dear god, a Red Sox fan trying to rewrite history :sign0151:



hey PKFish is Tony Romo a top tier QB? what about your opinion on Lebron? is he a huge choker now too?
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:28 PM

a .550 slugging percentage is a bad thing now? since when?
dear god, a Red Sox fan trying to rewrite history :sign0151:
hey PKFish is Tony Romo a top tier QB? what about your opinion on Lebron? is he a huge choker now too?



Do you read your own BS?

You want to throw Verlander under the bus for 3 bad starts in the WS, two that happened 6 years ago in his rookie year.

A-Roid has consistently performed below average in the playoffs minus two series in 2009 and you want to erase 60+ games of A-Fraud mediocrity.

And .550 is nice, nice for Jeter. However, seeing A-3for25 has not even achieved .550 in 10 of his 16 playoff series he played as a starter, yeah that is good. The 2009 WS MVP scoffs at such a puny number though.
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Posted 28 October 2012 - 05:53 PM

I'm going to break it down SO SIMPLE that even a Patriot fan like you can understand it.....by making this thread a picture book. you can read those, right?


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Got it?


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 09:01 AM

I'm going to break it down SO SIMPLE that even a Patriot fan like you can understand it.....by making this thread a picture book. you can read those, right?


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Got it?


Kthanks


What is your point?

A lot of crappy players earn rings. I bet there were quite a few crappy players on that 2009 Yankees team that were given a ring.
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