In Part 1, we showed how Giradi’s IBB tendencies put him approximately in the middle of the AL pack for 2012.

However, when you breakdown who The Binder is ordering to issue free passes, it becomes a little disturbing. Here are the pitchers who’ve started the most games in the Girardi era and the number of IBBs each has registered:

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By themselves, these numbers may not mean much. Maybe Sabathia has more IBBs because he pitches more innings. That might be a fair point except for the fact that in four seasons with the Yankees, Sabathia has more IBBs (19) than he did in eight seasons with the Indians and Brewers (15).

Why is Girardi making one of the best pitchers throw up the white flag at such a higher relative rate?