Girardi managing by the book


While today is just the third day of Joe Girardi‘s managerial tenure with the Yankees, we already see that he’s managing by the book. As Tyler Kepner tells us, that book just happens to be Baseball Prospectus 2008. That is one book Joe Torre was not wont to consult.

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  1. Jamal G. says:

    Yea PeteAbe had this little nugget yesterday, great sign :)

    BTW, Cashman is about to appear on 1050 ESPN with Michael kay. Should be cool.

  2. Ivan says:

    It just shows you how baseball is getting more and more advance. Girardi, a young manager is pretty much a guy who knows what WARP is or BABIP is.

    I love Torre but he wouldn’t know stuff like that most likely.

  3. dan says:

    We heard something about his new-age thinking when they were doing interviews, and I remember reading that the Yankees were very impressed by that.

  4. LiveFromNewYork says:

    I thought people were saying last night (on here) that he was managing like Torre for not putting Duncan in. I understood him keeping Giambi in but some people were complaining that he was being Torre-esque.

    I think Girardi is very much by the book.

  5. GoYankees says:

    With the Yanks it’s hard to make moves now. It’s a lineup of all #3,4,5 hitters. 3-run HR’s beat small ball during the season. But against top flight pitching and the post-season it’s a whole different ballgame. Let’s hope the team will have a pinch runner and bunter by then.

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