As always when a playoff exit occurs for the New York Yankees, blame is quick to be spread around various players and coaches. In this sense, I am no different. However, even through the struggles of certain players for the Yanks, I feel the majority of the blame must fall on the manager, Joe Girardi.
In certain situations, Girardi seemed like he didn't care. There were times when he didn't do any managing at all, and other times when he decided to over-manage excessively. As great of a work ethic Girardi has, I have never felt that he has the sort of "feel" that Joe Torre had. Torre would make decisions based on how he felt about his players, while Girardi leans on the huge binder of numbers that no one really cares about.
Even when Girardi made a move based on the stats, it made no sense. Here are five examples of players that were affected by poor managerial moves. Some delivered and some didn't, but no matter what the case, they weren't used to their full potential.