New York will eat A-Rod alive next season. I shudder to turn on sports radio tomorrow and listen to what these fools will say.
Yeah, he was absolutely pathetic in this series. The entire team was a joke. You know that everyone is going to focus on him, though. They'll make his life a living hell. When the fans and media allow this whole A-Rod thing to spin so wildly out of proportion to the point in which Torre bats him 8th in the biggest game of the year....well then, you know it's bad.
When day in, and day out, you are constantly getting torn to bits by the newspaper, media and fans, you start to believe it at some point. It's obvious that A-Rod puts a whole lot of pressure on himself because of it, and it's only going to get worse. I'm afraid that he is no longer going to be able to play in New York. The fans and media have screwed this thing up so badly that no matter what the guy does, he's always going to have the pressure on him, and he's never, ever, going to feel comfortable.
Trading Alex Rodriguez, one of the greatest players in the history of the game, might be one of the worst ideas I've ever heard, but at this point, I'm not sure the Yankees have any other choice. The media and fans have tarnished his image so badly, that he is basically getting run out of New York at this point. He isn't innocent in the scenario, but he sure wasn't treated fairly through all of this, and because of it, he might just be shipped out forever.
It's a very unfortunate situation, and one that makes me sick, but it's got a very high probability of going down, in my opinion.