Game 4. Elimination game. Girardi benches Arod again.

As bad as Arod has been, Eric Chavez, Curtis Granderson, and Robinson Cano have been worse. Yet, it’s Arod who’s sitting the most.

It was obvious that Torre was making Arod the scapegoat when he hit him 8th in the 2006 ALDS. Girardi has brought it to a whole new level. This isn’t business, it’s personal.

Maybe it stems from the story about Arod giving his phone number to a couple bitties during Game 1.

Whatever the reason, this is Girardi vs. Arod. This isn’t about how to win a baseball game.