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Yankees can't drop A-Rod in lineup

If Bombers drop Alex Rodriguez, history suggests an unhappy playoff ending

Updated: October 9, 2012, 11:48 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

If Joe Girardi is going to drop Alex Rodriguez to the bottom of his batting order, he might as well drop-kick him to the bench as a defensive replacement for Eduardo Nunez for the remainder of the Yankees' playoff run.

Because that's about how useful he would be.

From what we know of A-Rod, the Yankees' batting order and his history of performance when demoted in it, I have the feeling this move, suddenly so popular among panicked Yankees fans, would not end well.

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