The New York Yankees, with a big league-high $210 million payroll, hit .188 in the postseason -- a record low for a team that played at least seven games -- and .157 in the LCS. Five players in particular (A-Rod, Robinson Cano, Nick Swisher, Curtis Granderson and Russell Martin) batted a combined .122 in the postseason, while being paid about $72 million combined in 2012. That amount is more than the entire team payroll of seven other clubs, including the division rival Tampa Bay Rays ($64 million) and the AL West-winning Oakland Athletics ($53 million). What follows is a look at the postseason ineptitude of each of those players.
2 of 6Al Tielemans/SI
3-for-25 .120 AVG/.185 OBP 0 HR, 0 RBI
3 of 6Charlie Riedel/AP
3-for-40 .075 AVG/.098 OBP 0 HR, 4 RBI
4 of 6Paul Sancya/AP
5-for-30 .167 AVG/.235 OBP 0 HR, 2 RBI
5 of 6Damian Strohmeyer/SI
3-for-30 .100 AVG/.182 OBP 1 HR, 1 RBI
6 of 6Al Tielemans/SI
5-for-31 .161 AVG/.235 OBP 1 HR, 1 RBI
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