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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
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Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: November 29, 2009 3:16 am
 

Fire Joe Girardi

yea, too bad this dumb broad won't come back and say she was wrong. she's cooking up her next stupid judgment.



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: October 28, 2009 1:24 pm
 

Fire Joe Girardi

Need to return to this ancient thread and make an admission, Girardi proved me wrong.  Regardless of how much is him, and how much is the team, he managed to hold them together and get the Yankees where they are, going into game #1 of the W.S.

Credit where credit is due, Girardi lives to die another day.

Now just don't let the N.L. win.



Since: Jan 14, 2008
Posted on: June 5, 2009 10:11 am
 

Fire Joe Girardi

The Chargers season may have been unsuccessful, but a true fan never changes teams when things get rough. The fact that she changed teams(from Chargers to defending champ, playoff bound) Giants to me is classless as a sports fan and was definitely a total front-runner move. She lost a lot of credibility in my eyes due to that but I will not post a classless response like the guy two posts above. How does your call to fire Girardi look now that the Yankees are tied for 1st and playing much better? Abrupt, knee-jerk reactions are never smart and that's what firing Girardi would have been. Things usually work out better when you are patient and don't overreact in the short term. Should be an interesting race between the Yanks and Red Sox the rest of the way.



Since: Feb 18, 2008
Posted on: May 14, 2009 1:27 pm
 

Fire Joe Girardi

You're the same dumb ho that declared the Chargers season over last year and said they should fire their coach and GM...

Classy response.  And the Chargers season was over.  8-8 as a division winner is hardly a success, and it showed in the playoffs.



Since: Aug 30, 2006
Posted on: May 14, 2009 12:53 pm
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Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2009 11:10 pm
 

Fire Joe Girardi

I agree Cashman should be held responsible as well... but Giradi shouldn't go before him.  I think if the Steinbrenners actually let everyone do their job its a true fair assessment....  Pettite is back to having a solid year so far, had couple bad games but still he is one guy we need to be good especially playoff time if we make it...to get Nady and Marte (when Marte was real good against everyone) even if he is used as a lefty specalist... we gave up Karstens and Ohlendorf... 2 guys who weren't cracking our rotation and i their rotation one has a over 5 ERA, and another had his ERA rise to over 4... after a solid start... I don't think we overpaid for them one bit... espcially if we keep Nady.  We got Melky who is hitting good, who is a solid OF, Nady who is younger then Damon, Matsui, and if Gardner can get his hitting right we'd have our OF's of the future... with Tex, AROD and Cano being the RBI guys...  we don't need all stars everywhere... but Steinbrenner wants them... the Igawa thing was horrible... but we ditched him, but was that who Cashman wanted? I mean I don't know...this team is run by the owners more then any teams... which owners aren't baseball savy like GM's and Managers... I'm not saying Cashman is a genius... but if we had a good GM he'd fail here too...in my opinion...



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2009 8:15 pm
 

Fire Joe Girardi

I'm not sure I agree with everything you stated. I still blame Cashman for Igawa, Pavano, Loaiza, Vasquez, Jaret Wright, Kevin Brown, Contreras. I still believe he gave up way too much for Marte and Nady (one is out and the other is pitching lousy). The coaching staff is terrible. I still believe Cashman, Girardi and the entire staff needs to be fired. I would give Girardi more credit to keeping the team afloat if it wasn't for one glaring thing about his managerial skills. He managed a very young Marlins team to an almost .500 record and now he has the highest paid team in baseball playing below .500.

I know that Cito Gaston was away from managing for 10 years before he took over again and I remember when he won two titles in the early 90s but he seems to be doing pretty well these days with Halladay and whomever he can run out there to start and with some timely hitting. The Yankees look lost out there and that is a direct reflection of the coaching. Girardi may be a decent bench coach (like Don Zimmer is) but he just doesn't appear to have what it takes to lead.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: May 13, 2009 5:47 pm
 

Fire Joe Girardi

I agree to an extent... but Joe is not the main issue here... we went out and got CC and Burnett (both guys not pushed by Joe) and are not living up to the hype... Wang was whacked every time he threw a pitch it seemed before he even was out there he was down on the count 2-0... via the Pen getting in there in the 2nd inning and imploding... our Pen thrived with him last year with guys who people didn't trust and same with Torre... we are realizing that our pitching coach is not what he is made out to be... the guys in Toronto are, same with Mil and what not... they know how to get the best out of their pitchers... Joe does what he can with what he can... but he isn't a pitching coach... he kept this team level without AROD, with Wang being a batting practice pitcher, and CC and Burnett not living up to the hype... I think he will get the Axe but no one, not even Mattingly will do the job unless we get good assistants... Tex showed he can't hit an offspeed pitch without AROD... but with AROD he'll hit more... another Steinbrenner signing... I mean you got 17 ER from Clagett (who's that?) and Marte in 7 innings...  I think others can fix up Veras who was solid last year, as well as Ramirez... I don't think trading the "big" name talent will get us anything... no one was takers in the first place for the price we took them... we are stuck with them which goes to you guessed it the OWNERS.  Not Joe... Cashman can be the scapegoat but he listens to Commander and Chief and thats how it is... he just has the label "GM" and all that... GM should be a GM and do that job... the Steinbrenners aren't really messing up baseball... Roids are... but they are messing up the Yankees.  And tons of teams can sigh in relief in saying "thankfully we didn't sign that guy" which makes the Yankees look that more pitiful...



Since: Mar 14, 2007
Posted on: May 12, 2009 11:58 pm
 

Fire Joe Girardi

I don't know how Cashman still has a job along with Girardi, Kevin Long and Dave Eiland. This is the WORST Yankee staff in decades. Cashman can't even assemble a .500 team even with a $200 million dollar payroll. Girardi can't manage this roster to a .500 record. This season is shaping up to be just like last season where Girardi muddles through by keeping the team hovering around .500 until the last 30 games in the season where he'll post a 20-10 record down the stretch and make it look like some kind of semi-decent season.

It's time to start over. Fire Cashman, Girardi and the entire staff. Hire Mattingly as manager, Guidry as PC and anyone as hitting coach. Trade all the "big name talent" and get some fresh talent on the roster. This team is not going to the playoffs anyway so you might as well begin the overhaul now.



Since: Jan 16, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 1:25 pm
 

Fire Joe Girardi

I love it.  Girardi is not the problem.  the problem is ownership and Cashman.  Too much money puts too much pressure-- it will never work.  But do not fear-- Saint Arod is looming


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