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Fire Joe Girardi

Posted on: April 28, 2009 1:11 am
I know the season is only 19 games old but with a managerial record hovering around .500 and a payroll around $200 million, the time has come to fire Joe Girardi. The only thing Girardi has proven during his two stints as manager (Florida and New York) is that he is incapable of managing youngsters as well as the largest payroll in baseball. Simply, he is a mediocre manager.

Yes, pitching coach Dave Eiland is about the worst coach ever and he shouldn't be anywhere near major league talent but Girardi is ultimately the one who needs to take the fall.

It is very hard to see Girardi surviving the season especially if the team continues to falter. Who would replace Girardi? While I would like to see Don Mattingly return to the Yankees as manager (he should have been hired instead of Girardi in the first place), he would have to be a candidate after the season ended. At this point, I wouldn't care who takes over as long as Girardi and Eiland are gone. The Yankees have the talent in place, they just need the right person to steer the ship.

BTW, GM Brian Cashman needs to go as well. The Pavano and Igawa deals alone should have gotten him canned long ago.
Category: MLB

Since: Jan 26, 2008
Posted on: May 3, 2009 7:29 pm

Fire Joe Girardi

Joe needs to have more fire, but I am not ready to say fire him yet.  Dave Eiland needs to go back to the minors. He does great with young pitchers learning to pitch, but he seems to stink at the ML level.  Bring back Mel or Gator!!!!

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: April 28, 2009 1:51 pm

Fire Joe Girardi

I agree 100% he is horrible this may be the worst coaching staff ever. He just sits there looking stumped and stupid. His line up adjustments are horrible and teh team has no fire outside of swisher. Cashman again why no middle relief ugh!!!!!!!!!

Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: April 28, 2009 10:50 am

Fire Joe Girardi

No, keep him.  Pleeeeease!!!!!!!

Seriously, perhaps a fine bench coach, but it is clear his managerial skills are lacking.  Injuries have currently hurt the pitching staff, but Girardi seems after 1+ seasons unable to get top production out of his players.  Joe Torre and Mel Stottlemyre were able to do this and then some.  What the Yankees need to do now is start fresh.  Scour the minors for new management, bring him/them up, and actually let them manage!!!!!  Stick a sock in baby Steinbrenner's mouth. 

As for Cashman, the Steinbrenner's seem committed to him so until the team is sold, not any time soon, you Yankee fans are stuck with him.

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