Of course, the 40-year-old veteran deserves a few credit for posting this photo to his own Instagram page, and it’s clear the prospect of the postseason has rendered him into a giddy school-child, which is pretty awesome to see. Does he need a day or two off?
“[Joe] Torre always used to talk about thinking small and big things will happen, [and] I think that’s the mindset for [Tuesday]”, Rodriguez said.
Chicago looked to be a contender in the American League at one point this season, but they have fallen off of that track.
“I think it was a good sign I was able to come out of this game strong”.
The MVP was won that season by Albert Pujols, who was playing for the St. Louis Cardinals at the time.
Drew’s best season came in 2008, in which he launched 21 home runs and 67 RBI on a. 291 batting average. The last two numbers don’t seem bad if you take away the. “I don’t think anyone in our universe knew what to expect from me, and rightfully so”. He’s not the same player he was. First of all, Mark Teixeira is no longer hitting around him in the order. It’s hard to drive in runs with no one on. The fun part about this time of year is, what you’ve done in the regular season really doesn’t matter.
For now, though, we’ll let A-Rod have his fun. It’s that play. There was nothing else in the season.
The victor of the game will play the Royals in the ALDS. Did I mention he’s 40-years-old? During that season, Drew finished 26th in the National League Most Valuable Player award race.
How would Nathan Eovaldi do in his first year in pinstripes?
If the Yankees reach the ALDS, they might get one of their big arms back.
NO: You could argue the Yankees are in this do-or-die position directly because of Girardi’s actions. Girardi hinted that he’s planning to give both Rico Noel and Gary Sanchez a start this weekend.
Eovaldi went 14-3 with a 4.20 ERA in 27 starts before his season ended prematurely when he was diagnosed with elbow inflammation on September 7th. Just because the team needs to win, it doesn’t erase the last two months of exhaustion from A-Rod’s plate.
Those words would have sounded ludicrous six months ago, when GM Brian Cashman was saying Rodriguez would have to earn a spot on the roster, and the team president wasn’t saying anything about A-Rod at all, at least not for publication. And as FOX Sports’ Jon Morosi notes, it’s the first time the Yankees have made the playoffs with a sub-90 win season since 2000, when they went on to beat the crosstown rival Mets in the World Series.