• Heyman: It’s Girardi

    Posted by on October 28th, 2007 · Comments (3)

    From Jon Heyman -

    The Yankees appear to be focusing on Joe Girardi to replace legendary Joe Torre as manager. Barring an unforeseen development, Girardi could receive the offer Monday.

    Indications are strong that Girardi is the first choice of general manager Brian Cashman, who has been weighing a difficult call for days. Negotiations are expected to go quickly, with the Yankees expected to give Girardi a three-year contract for about $6 million to take one of the most high-profile jobs in sports. An announcement could come as early as Tuesday.

    If this turns out to be one of those “Dewey Defeats Truman” things, I think I may scream until my throat hurts.

    Comments on Heyman: It’s Girardi

    1. jonm
      October 28th, 2007 | 10:36 pm

      Of course, this news about A-Rod opting out, trumps even that scoop:
      http://tinyurl.com/ypnr3q

    2. MJ
      October 28th, 2007 | 11:03 pm

      I’m incredibly sorry to hear that A-Rod is leaving New York. It gives me far less hope for what the team’s chances are in the immediate future. I cringe at the kinds of moves the Yanks might make now to combat a total unraveling of the team’s chances.

      Here’s a question: is it worth it to bring Posada/Rivera back at the cost it will take if the team looks more like an 85-90 win team? 85-90 wins doesn’t get you into the postseason these days…

    3. jonm
      October 28th, 2007 | 11:52 pm

      Here’s a question: is it worth it to bring Posada/Rivera back at the cost it will take if the team looks more like an 85-90 win team? 85-90 wins doesn’t get you into the postseason these days…
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      I’ve advocated this before, but now I’m starting to change my mind (not that they would have done this anyway). I think that they now should accept that, see if they can get lucky, and try to scratch out a wild card. I’ve changed my mind because I just think that the timing isn’t right for re-building now. They don’t have enough position prospects. They’re stuck with expensive contracts now, so they might as well give the wild card run a chance.

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