Three months ago, Alex Rodriguez, Aroldis Chapman and Andrew Miller were pinstriped teammates in the Bronx. Now all three will be in action at the World Series, none for the Yankees.
Rodriguez works for Fox, Chapman for the Cubs and Miller for the Indians.
“Look, we’re all here in the World Series doing different jobs, that’s for sure, and we’re all different,” Rodriguez said Monday on a Fox conference call to preview the Series.
“Both those guys are lefties [as relief pitchers], but they couldn’t be more different. One guy is like [Usain] Bolt, the Jamaican sprinter. I think the key to his success is [Cubs manager] Joe Maddon and how he handles him. You have to keep him in a very small box and that means a clean ninth inning. I think if Joe does that, Chapman will be lights out.”
Rodriguez then gushed about Miller’s versatility in being able to face a variety of situations and innings, not to mention being someone Rodriguez described as an excellent teammate.
“There’s a little part of me that’s a little sad that we couldn’t accomplish our goal with the Yankees,” Rodriguez said, but he added, “I’m very happy to see one of those guys will be walking away with a championship.”