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Yanks' Girardi: 'I did what I thought was right every day'

NEW YORK (AP) Yankees manager Joe Girardi is defending his handling of the team this year, saying: ''I did what I thought was right every day.'' New York led the AL East by seven games in late July but finished 87-75, six games behind first-place Toronto. The Yankees were eliminated with a 3-0 loss to Houston on Tuesday night in the AL wild-card game. Girardi acknowledges ''people...
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Girardi sits Ellsbury, hears it from fans, gives it to media afterward

  Jacoby Ellsbury sat the bench for most of his first postseason game after signing a $153 million contract with the New York Yankees. When he finally got in, he saw three pitches at the plate and one inning in center field. Brett Gardner, who took Ellsbury's spot in center field and atop the batting order, struck out three times again left-hander Dallas Keuchel in the Yankees'...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: ‘Weekend-long bender’ prompted CC Sabathia’s rehab

A weekend of excessive drinking led to CC Sabathia to announce he would not be joining his teammates in the postseason and instead will seek in-patient treatment for alcohol abuse, reports the New York Post. Sources say that the New York Yankees pitcher realized he needed help during the team’s final regular season road trip in Baltimore last weekend, during which he spent a...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yankees announce Masahiro Tanaka will start wild card game

The (not so) mystery is finally over.Joe Girardi and the New York Yankees announced that Masahiro Tanaka will start Tuesday's wild card game."He's pitching," Girardi told reporters via prior to Sunday's regular season finale against the Baltimore Orioles. "That was the guy we were planning on pitching in that one-game playoff, but we wanted to see how he was, and we wanted...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Letter to the Editor: Not happy with management

Rochester Democrat and Chronicle (New York)September 15, 2015 Tuesday  Dear Editor, I am a Yankees fan who has dutifully watched every game available to me on TV this year up to the culmination of their inevitable season demise this weekend at the hands of Toronto. Anyone could have sealed this weekend's results in an envelope thirty days ago. It is now time to place the blame...

Joe Girardi concerned about A-Rod being fatigued

Alex Rodriguez is starting to come to life after a dreadful August, but Yankees manager Joe Girardi is still concerned about him. In fact, Girardi is worried that the 40-year-old DH might be fatigued. “There are some concerns there of fatigue, of course,” manager Joe Girardi said Wednesday via “But we need him now.”...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Girardi Fails, Bird Soars As Yankees Even Jays Series

Joe Girardi owes Greg Bird at least a nice dinner, right? With one swing of the bat, the rookie bailed out his manager after Girardi made some questionable decisions.  As a result, the Yankees got a win in a crucial series against the Toronto Blue Jays. After the Yankees missed a crucial opportunity for insurance runs in the top of the 9th inning (running themselves into a 9-2...
Via Lady At The Bat
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi wants best-of-three Wild Card Game format

Unless the New York Yankees can overtake the Toronto Blue Jay's 4.5 game lead in the AL East in the next 15 games, the Bronx Bombers are going to have to settle for the first Wild Card spot — meaning a they'll be in a one-game playoff on Oct. 6 with the next-best team to advance to the division series. They currently lead the Wild Card by 3.5 games.And after Friday's 5-1 loss...
Via The Other Paper
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi sympathizes with Bowles in wake of Geno fiasco

Putting out fires, repairing rifts between players and mediating beefs while attempting to maintain some semblance of order in a clubhouse or locker room are just a few of the many responsibilities tasked to a manager or head coach. This is why New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi feels for New York Jets head coach Todd Bowles and the nightmarish scenario he will be forced to navigate...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
August 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi set to release sci-fi baseball game app

It turns out Joe Girardi isn’t just the manager of the New York Yankees. He’s an app designer now, too. Girardi had an idea back in 2013 to make a family-oriented, baseball-themed game that he could play with his kids after seeing how much time they spent playing apps. And on Aug. 5, the skipper will release his sci-fi baseball game, “Portalball.” “It was just an idea...
July 22, 2015  |  Discuss

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