Go ahead. Admit it. It’s OK. You knew it was going to end like this, the Yanks and their life-support offense betrayed by ace CC Sabathia when they needed him most.
In an Inside Edition exclusive, businesswoman and model Kyna Treacy, along with her friend, Katie Quinn, gave the lowdown about what happened Saturday when they were in the stands two rows behind the Yankee dugout.
The Yankees kept their lineup the same as it would have been on Wednesday — with Rodriguez on the bench for the third time in nine postseason games. A-Rod is 3-for-23 with no RBIs in these playoffs.
Add A-Rod’s disappointing postseason to those of years past, sprinkle in a dose of “Flirtgate,” a dash of wild trade rumors, and you get a recipe for speculation.
According to a report, the three-time AL MVP has told close friends that he won’t stand in the way of a trade. It would have to be the right situation, however. The veteran will only accept a trade to a big-market team, the report said.
“He’ll be ready when he’s ready,” general manager Brian Cashman said. “I believe that Dr. Anderson just put in a more conservative time frame on it, as explained to me.”
If New York manages to storm back from a 3-0 series deficit, it won’t be CC Sabathia on the hill for a deciding Game 7. Blame it on the rain.
Derek Jeter had scans on Sunday which confirmed the fracture. He has not accompanied the Yankees in Detroit. His recovery was initially expected to take three months, but that timetable is now longer.
Alex Rodriguez has been benched again by manager Joe Girardi, who also dropped center fielder Curtis Granderson from the starting lineup while trying to avoid elimination on Wednesday.
Yankees general manager Brian Cashman has denied that such a trade has been discussed, and other sources have said that talks between the Bombers and the Miami Marlins are premature at best.
The Yankees simply have virtually nobody who can hit. Down three games to none after a 2-1 defeat to Detroit, the Yankees are down and out. The fall has been quick and precipitous.
“I just say to him, ‘You’re Alex Rodriguez,’” Bryant said. “‘You’re A-Rod. You’re one of the best to ever do it.’ I think sometimes he kind of forgets that and wants to try to do the right thing all the time.”
CC Sabathia inspires belief. And that’s exactly what the Yankees are in desperate need of going into Game 4 of the ALCS down 3-0.
Tim Leuzarder said he wasn’t entirely sure the ball came from A-Rod, but it sure seemed that way.
WFAN co-host Craig Carton let A-Rod have it — and he was just getting started. Yankees sluggers? More like Yankees slumpers.