ESPN Senior Writer
Alex Rodriguez said he is encouraged by a talk he had with the Yankees' sabermatricians, who told A-Rod his advance analytics are encouraging. When manager Joe Girardi was asked how A-Rod gets another chance when he isn't playing against lefties, righties and doesn't play defense, the manager said, "His time is going to come. He is going to get more chances." Maybe, but it doesn't sound like many. A-Rod is hitting .206 with nine homers and 29 RBIs. He turns 41 on Wednesday.
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I sort of get/assume what "advance analytics" means. But I still think it's hilarious that A-Rod would be encouraged because he cornered some data geek in the clubhouse who felt sorry for him a said, "Oh yeah, Alex. Totally. You're totally right. Yeah, you've sucked for several years now and are flirting with the Mendoza line, but that's all, um, a statistical aberration. Yeah, that's it. Everything's going to revert to the mean and you'll start hitting like you're 27 again soon. The numbers are totally pointing that way. I mean, the law of averages says you have to catch a break sometime, right? Chin up, buddy. Don't worry, it'll all be fine!"