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Girardi Manages to Lose

Posted on: May 28, 2008 12:51 am
 
After watching the Yankees lose 10-9 with Hawkins, I am now convinced that Girardi manages games to lose instead of managing to win. How in the world do you put someone like Hawkins out there when he has done nothing but implode at every opportunity? You have a chance to win the game, you bring Joba in and close it out regardless of his current routine of stretching him out. Every time the Yankees have a chance of climbing to/over .500, Girardi makes some kind of foolish decision that leads to another losing streak. I can understand why the Marlins wanted to fire him now. Every Yankee fan must have seen the loss coming with Hawkins coming out of the bullpen. Why is Hawkins still on the roster when you have plenty of arms in the minors who can probably pitch marginally better?
Category: MLB
Tags: Yankees
 
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 6, 2008 12:47 pm
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

Yikes! Don't forget about the $46 million dollar batting practice pitcher Kei Igawa at Triple A.

How could any of us forget that, jeez the Boss decides to save on not getting Dice K (and lots of Yankee fans were bragging about that last year) eating their words now and must have forgotten about how bad Igawa was... ha ha.



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: June 6, 2008 11:08 am
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

Girardi needs to develop a winning attitude and a killer instinct and begin to manage games to win consistently. He can begin to do that by telling Cashman to release Hawkins and Farnsworth for being momentum killers.

The problem is that the Yankees are stuck with these two schmuks until Girardi pulls his head out of Hank's a$$.  He really is just a puppet that Hanks can contral and that is why he was chosen to run the club.  If he takes the same attitude that he did in FLA and tell upper management that they need to let him dod what he needs to he is stuck in a rut.  Girardi can take some of the blame for the choices made during the game but it is Hank that has brought our beloved Yankees down so far so quickly.




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2008 5:27 pm
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

With Hawkins, I blame Cashman for signing him in the first place.  The guy is awful and we all knew that the day he was signed.  Girardi has to use him from time to time and some of these situation, the game will be on the line.  Hawkins will lose some of those games.  He stinks.  But just a year ago, naysayers were all over Torre for abusing the bullpen bc he only went to reliable relievers.

Yankee fans can't try and have it both ways.  If you got on Torre for overusing the bullpen, you were supporting Girardi bringing scrubs like Hawkins in with a game on the line. 

And I'm not sold on Girardi, but sending Molina with Damon up and 1 out was definitely managing to win. 




Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2008 8:19 am
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

Yes the Yanks do need an influx of youth and especially at sp.If the sp`s were a stronger group then the dreadful middle relief wouldn`t show so bad as it would be needed less often.Still needs to be fixed and I know the farm system has some better options than Farnsworth/Hawkins clown act.As you can see by my avatar I`m a Braves fan and the buzz is that you guys are thinking of making a run at Teixera this year since Giambi will be gone.Tex is great but it seems to me that he`ll want huge bucks and with the pitching issues 1b just doesn`t really look like the place to spend the big bucks.What do you guys think since rumors fly all the time will this happen or will the money be spent where the real problems are obvious.I mean you guys have loads of hitting already and finding a bat is easier than finding stable pitching especially when maybe multiple pitchers are needed since middle relief totally sux and maybe 1-2 sp`s could be replaced if their struggles continue.Whatta you guys think?



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: June 5, 2008 2:43 am
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

Just imagine if Cablevision and the Dolan family were running the Yankees the same way they ran the Knicks with Isiah. Yikes! Don't forget about the $46 million dollar batting practice pitcher Kei Igawa at Triple A. I would still rather see some of the Triple A guys like Strickland, Patterson, Karstens or Traber out there in the 6-7-8 innings than Hawkins and Farnsworth. I understand that Girardi is a former teammate of Farnsworth when they were both with the Cubs so he has a certain friendship and connection with him but his loyalty to Farnsworth is clearly more important to him than winning games as the manager of the Yankees and that's just wrong. The fans hate Farnsworth and you can bet that even people like Posada (who he should have a great rapport with) hate him (for previous incident of Farnsworth ignoring Posada's sign), so there is no reason to keep him.

Girardi needs to develop a winning attitude and a killer instinct and begin to manage games to win consistently. He can begin to do that by telling Cashman to release Hawkins and Farnsworth for being momentum killers.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: June 5, 2008 1:54 am
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

I've said this once and I'll say it again... Torre did things here for a reason and Giradi is finding out why he did them.  (so are the fans who were "bothered" we haven't won it all since we beat the Mets... Torre worked with what the "Boss" got us... overpaid players.  The new Joe is finding out that when he puts pieces in place it don't work so well.  I mean he was and is in panic mode.  I mean he has been sitting people who are hot and playing well mixing the lineups up and the batting order it is so annoying to watch him manage a game.  Its chaos.  If it wasn't for that 5 game winning streak we'd be 6 games under.   We are in deeper then we can actually imagine.  We are in "rebuilding" mode. Giambi will be gone, Pavanos contrct will be done.  Thats 29 million of money that is being wasted.  What we need is to get some starters the time to work, and pay relievers to actually do their job.  Moose is nothing more then a 5--6 inning guy.  We need the young guys to step up by next year.  And we will need relievers that actually RELIEVE.  Hey as much as I dislike Girardi I dislike the Steinbrenner family as a whole. 



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: June 5, 2008 1:05 am
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

Thanks D-BALLER. It's nice to see you post here.
Hawkins and Farnsworth definitely need to be on the next bus out of town. When the home crowd boos you when you enter the game, that should be enough for Girardi and Cashman to finally end this dreadful duo's stint in New York. On a serious note, how could anyone in the minors be any worse than these two? Bring up Karstens, Scott Patterson, Scott Strickland or even Billy Traber. C'mon, it almost looks like Hawkins and Farnsworth are losing games on purpose.

As for Girardi, I was never convinced that he was good as he looked and I believe the players he had at the time were just ready. It's been pretty comical in that Girardi can't get over the .500 mark with the lowest and highest payrolls in MLB. He manages like he is terrified of achieving success. When the Yankees look like they are heading in the right direction, he will make some incredibly foolish decision and drag them back below .500. He should be managing the Mariners or the Nationals because his "hover around .500" managerial style would be welcomed there. I know Girardi is getting a free pass this year but I wonder how long he will last into next season if he doesn't begin to get this team playing .600 and above ball.
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With Mattingly getting his family issue cleared up and his last son getting ready for college, you can see Mattingly's probable return to baseball by the second half of 2009 or by 2010 if he wanted. If Girardi doesn't get beyond .500 early next year, you can bet that Mattingly's availability would spark rumors of Girardi's job status.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: June 4, 2008 11:24 pm
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

Hi Gambitto,love your posting as you are quite the knowledgeable fan who doesn`t post nonsense but you`re really in tune with the topics being posted on.That being said why the crap is a waste like Hawkins being counted on for anything just ask some previous teams how great he is.He somehow keeps fooling people and staying in the league and he is only slightly worse than joke #2-Farnsworth.C`mon little Boss you can`t expect any mgr. to win with those losers in the `pen especially with the strength of that division.I will say that earlier I did think that Girardi was an up and coming mgr but he has looked very shaky in the Big Apple so maybe he just had a lucky season.At any rate this yeam in its current makeup is prolly going nowheres in 2008 since there are several strong teams in A.L. this yr. Need to unload some old guys and pick up some youth



Since: Jan 5, 2007
Posted on: May 31, 2008 4:10 pm
 

Girardi Manages to Lose

Look right now we need to trade these two nimrods and get something that at least resembles half a pinstripe.  These two do not have the testicular fortitude to even pitch in the BIGS right now.  Send them to whom ever the hell is crazy enough to take them and get us something.  I feel like I am reliving the 80's and early 90's all over again.  If so someone please shoot me.  This just sucks.  I would say bring Donie in to fix this, but he is getting divorced from his wife right now.  Hell bring back my grandmother she is a lot better at getting results from children.  The freaking Pink Sox are just crusing along and the Yankees can't even figure out how to swim in the deep end this year.  After Joey got thrown out of the game and suspended the Yankees actually went on a mini streak.  Hello-  GEORGE/HANK take heed and read the signs.  Get rid of Joey and get us Buck Showalter back at the helm.



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Since: Nov 19, 2006
Posted on: May 31, 2008 1:24 pm
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