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Demotion coming for A-Rod?

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08:24 AM ET 10.09 | Alex Rodriguez would love nothing more than to come through in the clutch, of course, but many Yankees fans don't even want him there. The last at-bat of [Monday night's] game was proof enough. Robinson Cano is by far the Yankees' best hitter these days, and if he were hitting in the No. 3 spot, he would have come up against Jim Johnson when one swing still could have changed everything. Instead he watched from the on-deck circle Monday night as [Rodriguez] struck out swinging to end the game, his fifth strikeout in this series. Enough, already. For a lot of reasons it's time Joe Girardi makes the obvious move and puts Cano into that third spot, while moving the seemingly diminished A-Rod down in the lineup.

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October 9, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Cheer up Yankee fans, only 5 more years of this left.

October 9, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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Cheer up Yankee fans, only 5 more years of this left.

Contractually anyways. I'm not so sure he'll be playing for that long.

October 9, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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Contractually anyways. I'm not so sure he'll be playing for that long.

My thoughts, exactly.

October 9, 2012  08:56 AM ET

Arod has batted 3rd all year and they aren't going to move him now. The Yankees have 4 players batting under 200 so there is a lot of blame to go around.

October 9, 2012  09:00 AM ET

It is gratifying to watch his continuing struggles.

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October 9, 2012  09:20 AM ET

He should have been moved out of that 3 spot a long time ago. He is no 3 hitter, but Girardi is stubborn to a fault. Honestly, I would play chavez at third any time there was a right hander on the mound and DH Ibanez. But Girardi refuses to change. You have to pay the guy, but you don't have to play him.

October 9, 2012  09:30 AM ET

That game was a snooze fest last night....that game could cure insomnia.....

October 9, 2012  09:31 AM ET

Arod: "I'll be back next year and I'll dominate!"

October 9, 2012  09:31 AM ET

It does help to have Arod so inept at playoff time to take the pressure off of the all time playoff bust: Swisher. What is it now?1-33 with RISP? Has to be a record, just has to be.

October 9, 2012  09:33 AM ET

Going back and forth between Monday Night Football and the Baseball playoffs....the baseball was like watching a faucet drip.....drip.......drip.......drip........

October 9, 2012  09:34 AM ET
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Cheer up Yankee fans, only 5 more years of this left.

I laugh until I cry bro. It's absolute lunacy to have given A-Rod a 10 year contract at the age that he was. I think he's still an ok player to have in the lineup but he's by no means a 25-30 million dollar a year cleanup hitter. He's earning about 3 or 4 million a year when he plays a whole year.

October 9, 2012  09:34 AM ET

In a sense, Arod has succeeded. He has stated that he has to try to "???not to try to do too much,??????

And he hasn't.

October 9, 2012  09:35 AM ET
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Going back and forth between Monday Night Football and the Baseball playoffs....the baseball was like watching a faucet drip.....drip.......drip.......drip........

Chinese water torture? How many drops did you last Sarge?

October 9, 2012  09:35 AM ET

Looks like another example, if we needed one, of a 'roid burnout.

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October 9, 2012  09:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

Going back and forth between Monday Night Football and the Baseball playoffs....the baseball was like watching a faucet drip.....drip.......drip.......drip........

I agree Sarge.

 
October 9, 2012  09:37 AM ET
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*fixed to reflect the fact Arod has the gay

Well played.

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