• A-Rod to drop in order? Girardi playing to win

    Summary of 20 articles · Updated Oct 12, 2012
    There had been some calls for manager Joe Girardi to drop down A-Rod, 1 for 9 with five strikeouts as the teams split the first two games of the best-of-five series. "I didn't really want to talk about it," Girardi said. "You have to understand, it's not something they want to do, and our job is to take care of them," Girardi said. "That's the least I can do. “One of the reasons I didn’t say anything, I knew talking about it would make it even harder,” Girardi said. New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has not ruled out moving struggling third baseman Alex Rodriguez down in the lineup for Wednesday's Game 3 of the ALDS. Chavez is 3-for-6 with a home run against the 27-year-old right-hander, and as Girardi reviewed video of Chavez's at-bats and saw four well-constructed at-bats, he couldn't resist plugging Chavez in as New York's starting third baseman on Wednesday at Yankee Stadium. While he he has gotten on base once in each game, it’s increasingly clear that despite his 647 career home runs, the 37-year-old third baseman isn’t the power threat he used to be, not after battling a variety of leg and hip ailments in recent years, as well as a broken metacarpal in his left hand this year.
    Source: MLB.com
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      He is a tough cookie, but replete with red blood cells and salt tears like anyone else. Joe Girardi got the call about his dad’s death on Saturday, riding along the West Side Highway in the team bus to Penn Station, heading to Baltimore. He put on some
    • Girardi does his best through triumph, tragedy

      In the relatively few words he spoke regarding his father -- who passed away last week -- and his mother, Joe Girardi showed a depth of feeling that many could not have otherwise seen. He was doing the very best a man could do in his job at Yankee Stadi…
      Sources: MLB.com ESPN.com
    • Yankees' Run Allows Girardi No Time to Grieve

      Jerry Girardi, the father of Yankees Manager Joe Girardi, died Saturday in Metamora, Ill., at age 81.
      Source: nytimes.com
    • Joe Girardi's Father Died, And The New York Post Seriously Fucked Up Their Headline

      Today the Yankees announced that manager Joe Girardi's father passed away. Jerry Girardi had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years, and this New Yorker article describes how Joe would make the six-hour drive to the nursing home in Illinois e…
      Source: deadspin.com
    • Girardi's father, Jerry, died Saturday at age 81

      NEW YORK (AP) -- The father of New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi has died.
    • Playing matchups, Girardi puts Chavez at hot corner

      The Yankees may not have much data on Orioles starter Miguel Gonzalez, but what little they do have told manager Joe Girardi that Eric Chavez should be in his lineup for Game 3 of the American League Division Series on Wednesday.
      Source: MLB.com
    • A-Rod still hitting third, moved to DH for Game 3

      NEW YORK (AP) -- Alex Rodriguez was shifted to designated hitter for Game 3 of the New York Yankees' AL division series against Baltimore but kept his No. 3 slot in the batting order.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Jay Jaffe: What should Yankees do with A-Rod?

      Alex Rodriguez is struggling in the postseason and it's leading to calls that he be dopped in the batting order. Jay Jaffe explores A-Rod's weak spots and has a surprising solution.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • A-Rod's struggles hurting Yankees vs. Orioles

      NEW YORK (AP) Alex Rodriguez carried the New York Yankees to the 2009 World Series title with an amazing power display. His more recent postseason memories all too often involve ending with a swing and a miss.
      Source: CNNSI.com
    • Create-a-Caption: A-Rod conditions his bat

      For the time, it would appear that Alex Rodriguez's annual foray into the world of October controversy is being limited to a discussion of whether or not Robinson Cano should take his third spot in the New York Yankees lineup. The overwhelming opinion? …
      Source: yahoo.com
  • Rodriguez to Stay in Third Batting Spot in Game 3

    Yankees Manager Joe Girardi hinted that he was considering dropping Alex Rodriguez from the No. 3 slot in the batting order but he chose not to make the move Wednesday.
    Source: nytimes.com
    • Decision Time for Girardi Regarding Rodriguez

      Of all the talking points heading into Game 3 of the A.L.D.S between the Baltimore Orioles and the Yankees, the one that has been talked to death is that of the struggling Alex Rodriguez.
      Source: nytimes.com

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