• Daily News: Looks Like It’s Girardi

    Posted by on October 28th, 2007 · Comments (4)

    From the Daily News:

    The Yankees apparently have reached a decision on a new manager, which they are prepared to announce Sunday or Monday, and there were increasing signs Saturday night pointing to Joe Girardi.

    While nobody in the Yankee high command was prepared to speculate on Cashman’s favorite, sources familiar with the GM’s thinking pointed out that Girardi had all the characteristics – an analytical approach, organizational skills that come from having already managed (the Florida Marlins) and a proven ability to handle a pitching staff – Cashman is thought to be looking for.

    In addition, one source told the Daily News last night that “in no way would politics enter into Brian’s decision” – an indication the Yankees are not concerned about a potential public-relations hit if the popular Mattingly did not get the job.

    If true, I’m thrilled to see that Brian Cashman is using his head on this one.

    Comments on Daily News: Looks Like It’s Girardi

    1. jonm
      October 28th, 2007 | 10:37 am

      Ah, but note the Bill Madden byline. Someone said that whomever Bill Madden says will be the manager will NOT be the pick.

    2. Nick from Washington Heights
      October 28th, 2007 | 11:28 am

      I’m not saying that it’s not mere coincidence or bad luck, but are any of the pro-Girardi people out there concerned that the Marlins’ staff went to crap the season after he left? Anibal Sanchez and Johnson both have arm issues. Willis’s mechanics get out of whack. Again, I am sincere when I write that Girardi is not necessarily to blame. But it raises a caution flag for me. Also, it’s the small market Marlins and Girardi managed to get into a public controversy with ownership. His lack of political tact worries me.

    3. Tex Antoine
      October 28th, 2007 | 12:26 pm

      And how did Mattingly’s staff do the year after he won Manager of the Year? Oh right, he’s never managed on any level.

    4. MJ
      October 28th, 2007 | 3:09 pm

      Willis’s mechanics get out of whack.
      How would that be Girardi’s fault? If anything, it would only demonstrate that Girardi had Willis pitching better than he is now under new leadership.

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