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NFT: A-Rod rips the lineup changes

BJ Slade : 10/18/2019 11:41 am
This was mentioned briefly in the game thread but the comments were absurd enough to call them out separately.

ďI know if I was 22,Ē Alex Rodriguez said on Fox, referring to Gleyber Torres, ďand I came and I see the lineup and every day itís a different lineup, I would be discouraged. I would be crushed and disappointed before the game. He looked lost (Thursday), and thatís too bad.Ē

He would be crushed and disappointed to be moved to the cleanup spot? He's still crushed Torre batted him 9th. This is not even close to the same situation. Moron.
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I don't know from a hole in the wall  
RasputinPrime : 10/18/2019 11:42 am : link
but one of you was a 22 year old superstar. I'll go with what he thinks.
Iíd be more pissed  
Nine-Tails : 10/18/2019 11:44 am : link
That I was batting fifth in game two after game one
Lame excuse  
gmenatlarge : 10/18/2019 11:45 am : link
the Yankees have done this only...ALL YEAR!
I really wish A-Rod would just simmer away  
Eli2020 : 10/18/2019 11:47 am : link
His ability to hide his sociopathic actions from 2014 through TV Commentary, his own idiotic show on Barstool where he purses his lips like a clueless idiot or the J-Lo show proves to me how stupid we all are.

Fuck A-Rod.
For real  
wigs in nyc : 10/18/2019 11:51 am : link
lineup positioning doesn't mean what it used to.
Didn't Yanks pay him 30M to go away ?  
averagejoe : 10/18/2019 11:52 am : link
Releasing him before he hit HR 700 was the best move Cashman ever made. Don't watch him, don't listen to him. Can't stand him.
A-Rod is objectively way off here,  
Mike in Long Beach : 10/18/2019 11:53 am : link
mainly because of the way Boone has managed all season long. Gleyber has hit in all spots in the lineup except lead off all season long. Same with guys like Sanchez, Didi, Hicks, Gardner, Urshela... pretty much everyone except for Judge and DJ. This isn't like the teams A-Rod was on. It's not a slap in the face to bat 9th in this lienup. Everyone does it. A-Rod would have a point if the Yankees ran their lineup in a traditional way... where your performance directly correlates with your spot in the lineup. But we haven't done it that way. This is a non-story.
Torres spent a pretty even amount of time  
Mad Mike : 10/18/2019 11:53 am : link
at 4th, 5th and 6th in the order throughout the season, and bounced through other spots as well, and seemed to handle that lack of continuity pretty well. Seems a little silly to suggest that's suddenly become a major negative now, regardless of A-Rod having more experience as a 22 year old superstar than most of us.
makes you question  
Osi Osi Osi OyOyOy : 10/18/2019 12:06 pm : link
if he has even watched that many Yankees games this year. Seems like he's just projecting, he still hasn't forgotten about how Torre disrespected him by moving him down to 8th.

Gleyber has had 10+ games where he's 5th, 4th, 6th, 7th, 3rd, and 8th in the order this year. The most games he's been at one batting order position is 35 in the 5th spot.

This is what Boone has done all year long.
Why not put him second  
BigBlueDownTheShore : 10/18/2019 12:08 pm : link
In the lineup? Isnít that why judge is there? He should see the most at bats.

Torres has been our best hitter in the post season why not put him in the spot where he will see the most at bats?
My problem with the lineup wasn't moving Torres down to 4th.  
MadMax : 10/18/2019 12:11 pm : link
My problem was with Boone putting Hicks in at second.

Also, I don't know what Boone could have done about it but the Parrot,Sanchez, and Gardner have looked lost at the plate.
RE: Why not put him second  
Mad Mike : 10/18/2019 12:12 pm : link
In comment 14632739 BigBlueDownTheShore said:
In the lineup? Isnít that why judge is there? He should see the most at bats.

Torres has been our best hitter in the post season why not put him in the spot where he will see the most at bats?

Dude, A-Rod's really not going to like that.
MadMax : 10/18/2019 12:12 pm : link
Hicks batting third!!!
Yanks used the same lineup each game against Minnesota.  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 10/18/2019 12:17 pm : link
He mentioned that too in the post-game. A-Rod is entitled to his opinion, but I think it's just an excuse for guys not performing.
weren't ppl here  
jestersdead : 10/18/2019 1:03 pm : link
bitching about the game 3 lineup? Seems like A-rod is doing the same thing and the guy actually spent time in the MLB and with the Yankees. I'll take his complaining over the keyboard muscles here
Sorry, but he's got a point  
HomerJones45 : 10/18/2019 2:47 pm : link
Granted they have to cover for Stanton, the slowest healer on the planet, but why screw around with what worked during the regular season? Why have Hicks, who batted .260 during the regular season, bat 3rd? Why move Torres out of the 3 hole? Why bury the Kraken at the bottom of the order? Yes, he isn't going to hit for average and he strikes out a ton, but he is a dangerous hitter. What is the fixation with Encarnacion?

Sorry but at this point Tampa put up a better showing than the Yankees have.
Yankees canít match Astros starting pitching  
Vanzetti : 10/18/2019 4:04 pm : link
Thatís why they are down 3-1

Booneís lineups have been bizarre but that is not the reason Astros are up
A-Rod can certainly understand  
GiantsUA : 10/18/2019 5:00 pm : link
not showing up in big moments.
ARod is one of the better baseball analysts out there  
PaulBlakeTSU : 10/19/2019 9:21 am : link
but he isn't right on everything.

Generally, he reads way more into the psychological effects of decisions more than necessary, but that's also because he played the game in that manner-- obsessing over trying to outsmart the opposing pitcher and being affected psychologically by every managerial decision.

By and large, it served him well as he is an all-time great player. People forget just how otherworldly he was in his Mariners/Rangers days as arguably the best defensive shortstop in the league (with Adam Eaton as Vizquel started to age) and a great hitter.

But I disagree with him here. I don't think lineup moves are as important.

In fact, there have been a lot of analytical studies done suggesting that lineups are not being optimized by managers but even if they were, they wouldn't have that much of an impact on a team's success.
RE: A-Rod can certainly understand  
PaulBlakeTSU : 10/19/2019 9:24 am : link
In comment 14632909 GiantsUA said:
not showing up in big moments.

Yeah, Arod sucked in big moments.

ALCS: .295/.405/.571
WS: .250/.423/.550

Feel free to look up his numbers in the postseason the last time the Yankees made or won a World Series.
I agree with the concept, but not the specific application  
Matt M. : 10/19/2019 10:00 pm : link
The strange loyalty and fascination with Encarnacion?
Matt M. : 10/19/2019 10:00 pm : link
and accidentally cut "Gardner at #3?"
Weak excuse  
gmenatlarge : 10/20/2019 6:21 pm : link
I donít care who is using it (Arod). The Yankees had beaucoup opportunities tith RISP and just...didnít ...hit, simple as that!
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