The conspiracy theories have been drifting around Alex Rodriguez, but the real reason for his absence in the lineup, and his future career with the Yankees, isn't that hard to figure out.
It's not just his West Coast mindset that has Tim Lincecum seeing red when it comes to baseball's looming postseason revamp. Yankees slugger Mark Teixeira agrees.
So dominant has Cliff Lee been that Yankees skipper Joe Girardi is setting his rotation for the harrowing thought of facing Lee in a Game 7. Buster examines how the manager is doing just that.