"He's not being blamed for what took place. ... I hope you believe me on that.I would assume a lot of this has to do with A.J. Burnett turning into one of the worst pitchers in baseball this year. However I think that has a lot more to do with Burnett's weak mind than Eiland not doing his job. So not only did A.J. probably cost the Yankees the division with his horrible season, but he cost Eiland his job. Well done, A.J.
The regressions of Joba Chamberlain and David Robertson couldn't have helped much either.