Originally posted on Sports-Glory  |  Last updated 10/1/12

New York Yankees team owner Hal Steinbrenner says coach Joe Giradi and others will not lose their jobs regardless of the outcome this season.

“Are jobs riding on this? Not that I know of. Jobs are not riding on this,” Steinbrenner told the New York Daily News outside the Yankees’ clubhouse before Monday’s series opener against the Red Sox. “But that’s not something I’m concerned about right now. We’ll look at everything in the offseason, as we always do.”

The Yankees playoff position will come down to the final week of the regular season after giving up a 10-game lead in the American League East.  The Yankees will either enter the playoffs as the division winner or as a wild card.  

The Yanks are tied with Baltimore atop the division.  If the teams remain tied, they will play a one-game playoff in Baltimore.  The loser will enter the postseason as one of two wild cards with the possibility of a one-game elimination.  

“I think we’d all like a bit more breathing room. We’ve got zero breathing room,” Steinbrenner said. “Look, it’s tense. It’s tense. There’s a lot we expect of them and there’s a lot riding on this and a lot riding on doing well. We all feel obligated to our fans and succeeding on their behalf. So, it’s at times stressful.

“But there is nothing surprising about this division that it’s this close. Buck (Showalter has) done a great job in Baltimore, they’ve been on us the whole year. Toronto had their share of injuries as well but this always has been one of the toughest divisions in baseball, always will be. I never expect to ever run away in this division.”

Steinbrenner, the 42-year-old son of late Yankees owner George Steinbrenner said he never felt comfortable even with a 10-game lead.  

“It’s funny, Andy (Pettitte) and I were texting about two, three months ago when we had the 10-game lead and I said, ‘We really need you back (from the disabled list) and we need your leadership because I have a feeling this is going to be a lot closer.’ He agreed, and it is,” Steinbrenner said. “We built up that 10-game lead and it was a great thing. But we’ve had our share of injuries, as other clubs did, you know, it is what it is.

“But the bottom line right now is with three left, we’re in first place -- tied for first place -- and we’re going to have to get the job done.”

GET THE YARDBARKER APP:
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Lakers hire Luke Walton as next head coach

Jaguars traded pick they sent Michael Bennett to London to announce

Raiders pick Jihad Ward may need minor knee surgery

Titans select Derrick Henry with pick gained in Jared Goff trade

Myles Jack freefall ends at No. 36 to the Jaguars

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Lions GM: If marijuana were a red flag, half the draft board would be gone

Jake Arrieta, Cubs reportedly far apart on long-term deal

Report: Stephen Curry hoping to return before May 9

Rams prepping Jared Goff to start opening night

Ray Lewis’ son, a former Miami cornerback, charged with criminal sexual conduct

Bruce Boudreau isn’t the scapegoat you are looking for

Ten biggest surprises from Day 2 of 2016 NFL Draft

WATCH: Austin Rivers bloody after nasty elbow to head

Christian Hackenberg doomed to fail with New York Jets

Panthers pick was fixing toilet when he got call he was drafted

NCAA takes a stand against discriminatory law

Erik Karlsson, Drew Doughty, Brent Burns named Norris Trophy finalists

Johnny Manziel says his behavior is no different than what it always has been

Report: List of MLB PED violators could come out next week

Five Buckeyes get selected in first round of NFL Draft

Eight players to watch in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Emmitt Smith says Ezekiel Elliott is better than he is

Tom Brady, NFLPA add Bush v. Gore lawyer to ongoing Deflategate battle

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.
the YARDBARKER app
Get it now!
Ios_download En_app_rgb_wo_45

Eight players to watch in Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

A Round-By-Round Look At the NFL Draft

10 biggest takeaways from the NBA playoffs thus far

QUIZ: Name every No. 1 overall pick in the NFL Draft since 1985

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Sharks vs. Predators

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Blues vs. Stars

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Capitals vs. Penguins

10 bold predictions for the first round of the NFL Draft

NHL postseason Round 2 quick hits: Lightning vs. Islanders

Four surprises from Round 1 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs

Today's Best Stuff
For Publishers
Company Info
Help
Follow Yardbarker