Oct
23

Re-signing Girardi is the “first order of business”

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After last night’s Game Six loss to the Rangers, Brian Cashman told the hordes of New York media that his “first order of business” this offseason is to re-sign manager Joe Girardi. Jon Heyman reported that the two sides were setup for a reunion just yesterday. Opinions are pretty split about Girardi on the heels of the ALCS loss, but the front office loves him and he’s experienced tremendous success during his first three years in New York. One playoff season doesn’t change that.

Categories : Asides, Front Office
  • Plank

    I would take the job for $80,000. Who do I send my resume to?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      I’ll do it for $75,000 plus expenses, as long as I get to bring my own binder.

      • Plank

        $70,000 if I get to sit next to Minka Kelly on road trips. That’s my final offer.

      • Plank

        Here’s an artist’s rendering of Axisa on the way to the dugout.

        http://www.conferenceflashdriv.....nders1.jpg

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        $50,000 and I just get to use 35 hunches during the year.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          The secret twist is that Girardi’s binder doesn’t have any actual statistics in it at all, it’s just 500 pages of hunches, gut reactions, feelings, intuitions, and guesstimations all spelled out so that he doesn’t forget them.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Let me bring my boy toys Ponson and Rasner to replace Girardi’s boy toys Mitre and Gaudin and we got ourselves a deal.

  • first time lawng time

    What do you guys think his contract will be?

    Do managers even make that much anyway? (obviously they make a lot, I just mean in comparison to player)

    • Plank

      His current contract is 3 years, $7.5 million. I’m guessing he gets a slight raise and gets to pick 2 or 3 years. So either 2/$6 or 3/$9.

    • AJ

      Probably 3-years $9-10 million.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      His last contract was three years, $7.5M, and was in the bottom half of manager salaries. He’ll certainly get a raise because of 2009, but also because of inflation.

      • dalelama

        There hasn’t been any inflation for 2 years now.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          There’s more than one type of inflation, you know.

    • steve (different one)

      as long as the yankees don’t attempt to tie his pay to the team’s success on the field, they will get something done. adding incentives to a contract is the equivalent of wiping your backside with the contract and asking him to sign it.

      • dalelama

        Heaven forbid anyone be held accountable for performance this isn’t a teaching position.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Paying someone based on how others perform is hardly holding someone accountable. The manager could make all the right moves and still lose 100 games. The players are the ones that have to ultimately perform.

  • Riverdale Joe

    I’ll do it for free as long as Posada’s wife can be my bench coach.

    • Big Stein

      Man! check out her chest protector!

      http://www2.pictures.zimbio.co.....59lsPl.jpg

      • Jerome S

        …IETC…

      • vin

        and people try to tell me he’s not a Hall of Famer?

      • Leo

        Laura Posada is insanely hot and Jorge is one lucky man. If she were my wife, I’d impregnate her every chance I can.

    • Betty Lizard

      I’m a girl and I think Laura Posada is amazing. And she’s not just beautiful but she seems like a really nice person who keeps her family well-grounded. Jorge is a lucky guy.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        Agreed with all of this. I adore Laura Posada.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        AND…she’s a lawyer.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

          Yup. Both of her are lawyers.

    • pete

      honestly never thought she was that attractive.

  • http://RAB Nuke LaDoosh

    Couldn’t pay me enough to do that job…it is an absolute no win situation…if you win, so what, and the payroll narative is played ad-nauseum, if you lose you quit, spit the bit, choked or just mis-managed.

    Anyone else avoiding all signs of MSM today?

    • Betty Lizard

      Yeah, I’m on media blackout today. I won’t even click on MLB.com. I’m dreaming of spring.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      The only things I’m avoiding is anything where there is a comment section. The articles themselves do not bother me, but I can’t stand the idiotic comments people make, even on a normal day.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        (reads this comment)
        (head explodes)

  • Reggie C.

    “First order of business” should be to hire a life coach for AJ Burnett. From the initial lie surrounding his hand injury to the mysterious black eye, there’s an instability in his personality that worries me. AJ’s stuff and command couldn’t have decayed that fast. If anything, the four plus innings from game 5 showed us AJ still has the moxie to be a winning AL East pitcher. Its the stuff off the mound that might have him screwed up.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Maybe Oprah. She’s retiring soon.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I seriously wouldn’t mind if Eiland left.

  • Dave the Ox

    Laura Posada even tolerates her husband wearing white nail polish. What a secure woman.

    • WWJMD

      I don’t think shes to worried about Posada leaving her, ever. She is Al East while he is NL Central.

      • TMR

        In football they would say that George out kicked his coverage!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      What he puts on his fingernails should be the least of her concerns. It’s what he puts on his palms that’s the issue.

      • Dave the Ox

        unless it touches his fingernails.

  • Jake Barnes

    I have no issue bringing back an experienced manager that has had success including a world series title. I will admit though last night I could only laugh when the IBB’d Hamilton again after the Vlad inning, reminded me of as a kid when my mother dropped an stack of plates because she didn’t like using the dish tray. My father scratched his head one day later as she attempted the same thing.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

      So you’re saying you’d rather face ALCS MVP and AL MVP Josh Hamilton than Vlad “I’ll swing at pitches that bounce in front of the plate” Guerrero?

      • Jake Barnes

        Tampa Bay showed you don’t HAVE to pitch around Hamilton, and you don’t have to say to Vlad “we’d rather pitch to you” in doing so. Also for all the talk about Vlad swinging at anything, its not because he misses them. The guy can put nearly any pitch into play.

  • Jake Barnes

    If only that binder included scouting reports on Josh Hamilton and curve balls.

  • bonestock94

    No complaints from me, it was player failure in 2010.

  • pat

    It was Girardi’s idea to to go FAIL w/RISP during the ALCS.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      I’m still pissed that he gave Marte, Aceves, and Johnson the “get injured” sign back in May.

      • whozat

        And his plan to wake the team up by rupturing Tex’s hamstring totally backfired.

        • pete

          ietc.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        After Girardi saw Chan Ho Park at Taco Bell eating that Chalupa, that “Diarrhea” sign ended in disaster.

  • Greg

    Girardi’s three years here have spanned the board

    1st season- no playoffs
    2nd season- World Series victory
    3rd season- ALCS loss

    If he didn’t get that ring last year, he’d be gone. That ring is his safety net.

    • whozat

      So, essentially, you’re saying that any Yankee manager whose team does not win the world series during his first contract should be let go?

      What about the fact that winning the WS or not has very little to do with the manager?

      • Greg

        Depends on the length of the contract.
        Buck Showalter is a good example.
        Especially now that the Rangers are in the WS, he has helped build the Yankees, D-Backs and now the Rangers to the top

        • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

          Ok, let’s play the “name the guy who completely turned the Orioles around for half-a-season game.”

          • Greg

            If the trend holds, the next manager of the Orioles is going to win the World Series.

            Once is an accident
            Twice is coincidence
            Thrice is a pattern.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

              Not really, no.

            • detroit_yankee

              Actually, it’s:

              Once is happenstance, twice is circumstance; the third time, it’s enemy action.

              /goldfinger’d

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Until someone lists a better managerial candidate and why they’d be better than Girardi, comments like this are nothing but knee-jerk reactions.

      • Andrew518

        I would hesitate calling an opinion based off of three years of experience “knee jerk,” I mean it’s a pretty decent sample size, however as much as I would like to see Joe leave I’m afraid that your point is well made, there just don’t seem to be any viable options out there as a replacement. Best case senario two year deal.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      You can’t blame 2008 on Girardi at all. There were too many injuries to key players, and don’t forget how the rotation looked in the beginning of the season.

      • Greg

        I’m just saying that New York is the “what have you done for me lately” capital of the world. Without that ring, people would be calling for his head alot more then they are now.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

      He also lost the All Star. Fire him PLZ

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside the Elder

      If he didn’t get that ring last year, he’d be gone. That ring is his safety net.

      I concede your point. If things were different, they wouldn’t be the same.

      In a similar vein, if Joe Torre hadn’t won those four rings, we would have fired him much sooner.

    • http://liquid13.com Ramon Pimentel

      Giradi is not a good skipper! He does not go to the mount to talk to his pitchers. He loves to gamble instead of going for the sure thing like Bruce Botchy from San francisco, who used every star pitcher to win game 6 against the Phillies. He truly sucks, he only won last year because of the players not his moves.

  • Dave the Ox

    I am saddest about seeing the last of Lance in pinstripes. Kerry Wood, meh. The Big Puma is all that.

  • JerseyDutch

    297 – 199 record as Yankees manager over three years. I’d say that’s good enough for a re-up.

  • Hughesus Christo

    I’ll say it again… the “report” never said the Yankees don’t want him back. It said NY wasn’t a good fit for his family.

    • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

      Incarcerated Bob is just a nobody, he isn’t a member of the media. He’s just some dude who calls into WFAN with breaking news.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      It also said Girardi was getting a lot of criticism from the higher-ups so he wasn’t interested in coming back.

      • Hughesus Christo

        Criticism and wanting him back are not mutually exclusive concepts. Remember Girardi’s exit in FLA. What is his idea of “criticism”

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Offer the job to Jeter as a part of a reasonable contract offer.

  • nycsportzfan

    Hes had the type of success any manager would have with this team.. The guys terrible at managing, and anyone with a pea brain can see that…

  • Jack

    Whether to re-sign Joe Girardi as the manager is not critical.
    Yankees need to think about what are needed if they want to win next World Series Title? The bullpen, the pitching starters and the offensive team all are shaky. There are many problems need to solve.

  • Tank Foster

    No problem with this – get Girardi back. On Jeter? Honestly….thinking of George Weiss and Rizzuto, it honestly wouldn’t break my heart if that little half swing was Jeter’s last as a Yankee. At the very least….no more than 2 years, please?

    What are the odds Jeter has a comeback year? You know, hit’s his lifetime average, or thereabouts, 15 homers, plays 150 games? I don’t know, he’s an amazing athlete and works very hard, but I think it’s low.

    • Tank Foster

      They would never do that, by the way, meaning let Jeter go. The modern Yankee management is pretty sentimental, unlike the ruthless 1950s era bunch. At least that’s how I see it. I really wonder what the 1950s era management would have done with Jeter. At 37, much slower, poor in the field, and this year losing a huge chunk of offensive effectiveness.

      Trouble is, there is nobody ready to step into that position.

  • Jack

    Jeter is good. What Jeter needs to adjust is to reduce ground balls.

    • Tank Foster

      He’s 37, in the end phase of his career. Guys don’t make major adjustments such as that at this stage. At least I don’t think so. He’s done, really, as a player. But they’ll sign him for business reasons.

  • Jack

    I agreed this season was frustrating to Jeter, but dropping over 500 from a 0.334 AVG in 2009 season to 0.270 AVG in 2010 season is probably not aging issue. The similar case is for Mark Teixeira who got 0.0 AVG in ALCS.

  • Dave Leon

    Kerry Wood is a definite member of the 2011 team, and we got him for just about nothing. He’ll be the only one of the three trading deadline pickups to make the team. If the Yankees go after Carl Crawford, what to do with Gardner?