MLB managers on the hot seat

In the last few of months the landscape of Major League Baseball’s managerial dead pool has changed. As recently as a few months ago people were wondering if Mike Scioscia was done, as his high-priced Los Angeles Angels languished around .500. Then like the other Los Angeles team did last year, the Angels have caught fire and are on the verge of catching the Oakland A’s...
Via Midwest Sports Fans
28 days ago  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: The Stunning Fall of Alfonso Soriano

Alfonso Soriano, who nearly carried the Yankees to the playoffs last season, has been designated for assignment, manager Joe Girardi said today. Soriano will now be put through waivers, and if he goes unclaimed, will be allowed to sign with any team in baseball. After being acquired by New York from the Chicago Cubs last July, Soriano hit 17 home-runs and had 50 RBIs in just 58 games...
Via Standing O Sports
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

New York Yankees: Alfonso Soriano Designed for Assignment

New York Yankees’ outfield Alfonso Soriano just hasn’t been himself this year. In fact, he’s been so bad that manager Joe Girardi has designated the 38-year-old outfielder for assignment. Girardi said Soriano has been DFA’d — Mark Feinsand (@FeinsandNYDN) July 6, 2014 Soriano has struggled at the plate, hitting just .221 with 6 home runs and 23 RBIs in 67 games. Girardi...
Via Standing O Sports
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Don Zimmer remembered fondly by Yankees after game (VIDEO)

The Yankees not only lost a game Wednesday night to the Oakland A's at Yankee Stadium, more importantly, they lost a valued member of the team's family.During the game, the players and manager Joe Girardi learned of the death of former Yankees bench coach and mentor to many — Don Zimmer.Your browser does not support iframes.After the game, an emotional Girardi and Derek...
Via The Other Paper
June 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Ichiro wants to be emergency pitcher for Yankees and Joe Girardi is open to it

Ichiro Suzuki has long expressed an interest in pitching later in his career, and he continues to make a push to appear on the mound. The Yankees used 21 players in a 13-inning win over the Cubs on Wednesday. That means all but their four starting pitchers who had the off day appeared in the […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Yankees: You are not supposed to lose to the Cubs

English: Joe Girardi (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Last night was not part of the plan. As watching the Yankees tank, 6-1 against the Cubs, and Masahiro Tanaka get tagged for his first loss in 42 starts was completely unnerving. It marked the 12th lose where the Yankees have scored two or less runs this season One thing is for certain; when the 2014 Yankees lose, they do it well. It...
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May 21, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Joe Girardi delivers epic tirade while getting tossed

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi delivered an epic tirade after getting ejected for justifiably arguing a terrible strike call by home plate umpire Laz Diaz during the eighth inning of Monday night's game in Anaheim.It happened with bases loaded and no outs with the game tied at 1-1 and Brett Gardner at the plate. Diaz called the 1-0 pitch a strike even though it was below...
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May 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Derek Jeter Out of Lineup Again, Cause for Concern?

Derek Jeter sat out Saturday’s game against the Boston Red Sox because it was a day game after a night game, according to Yankees manager Joe Girardi. Girardi even made a somewhat controversial statement when asked why he chose to have Jeter sit out. “Well first of all, it’€™s what, April 13? As I said, I have to manage him with a focus of winning games and keeping him healthy...
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April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi says he would be fine with openly gay player on Yankees

NEW YORK -- With NFL prospect Michael Sam’s announcement earlier this week that he is gay, the sports world is abuzz with conversations about whether leagues are ready for an openly gay player. Major League Baseball is no exception. On Tuesday, Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports wrote about the results of his survey of seven Major League team presidents and general managers - including...
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February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Girardi makes ridiculously cheesy comment during Ellsbury presser

.@JacobyEllsbury receives his @Yankees pinstripes: — MLB (@MLB) December 13, 2013 The New York Yankees held a press conference on Friday at Yankee Stadium where the team’s latest high-profile, high-buck free agent acquisition, Jacoby Ellsbury, was formally introduced. It was announced during the presser that Ellsbury will switch from his customary No...
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December 13, 2013  |  Discuss

Harkey, Stottlemyre complete Diamondbacks staff

The Arizona Diamondbacks have completed their coaching staff by naming Mike Harkey pitching coach and Mel Stottlemyre Jr. bullpen coach. Harkey has held various coaching positions the past 14 seasons with San Diego, the Florida Marlins, Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees. He was Joe Girardi's bullpen coach with the Yankees the past six seasons. Harkey pitched in 131 games with...
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December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees need ‘pen coach after Harkey’s departure

Mike Harkey was hired as the Diamondbacks’ pitching coach on Monday, so the Yankees will have an opening for a bullpen coach. Shortly after Joe Girardi signed a four-year extension, his entire coaching staff was rehired. Now, the manager needs to replace Harkey, who joined the Yankees with Girardi in 2008. Harkey was a teammate of Girardi’s with the Cubs and a candidate to replace...
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November 30, 2013  |  Discuss

AP Source: Renteria set to become Cubs manager

A person familiar with the situation says San Diego Padres bench coach Rick Renteria is set to become the Chicago Cubs' manager. The person spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the hiring has not been announced. The team is expected to make it official on Thursday. The move ends a long search that began with the Cubs targeting New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi...
Via AP on Fox
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Why did Girardi Choose to Stay a Yankee Manager

Joe Girardi‘s return as manager of the New York Yankees was all about family. FAMILY!!! Many people I know in this world of ours value various things in their life but the #1 thing for me in life like Joe Girardi is the thoughts, feelings of my wife and 2 sons. In Joe Girardi’s case it was the same making sure his families wishes and feelings were taken into account. Nothing...
Via World Series Dreaming
October 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees: Signing Joe Girardi is a good start

Saying the New York Yankees have a lot of work to do this off-season is the understatement of the century. English: Joe Girardi presents President Barack Obama with a New York Yankees signed team jersey (Photo credit: Wikipedia) So far, the Yankees have gotten off to a good start by inking skipper Joe Girardi to a 4-year, for around $16 million this past week. The Yankees were already...
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October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Report: Cubs appear to have “a very short list” of serious candidates for manager

We heard various reports and speculation that the Cubs were willing to go all out in order to make Joe Girardi their next manager but now that we can cross that possibility off the list it’s time to take a look at the realistic candidates for the job. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reports that the team “appears to be honing in” on “a very short list” of serious candidates including...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Breakdown: Who will fill the current MLB managerial vacancies?

With Joe Girardi officially back in New York and Mike Scioscia and Jerry DiPoto hugging it out in Los Angeles/Anaheim/does it really matter anymore, we head into mid-October with four open managerial positions. With that in mind, I’ve decided to creative a managerial wish-list for each team based on the following criteria: 1.      A list of the top four candidates, compiling...
Via The Outside Corner
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

After interviewing Hinch and Acta, Cubs appear to narrow their focus

Cubs decisionmakers were not surprised that Joe Girardi decided to stay managing the Yankees where he's spent most of the last 18 years as a manager coach broadcaster and player and now Chicago appears to be honing in on a very short list of serious candidates including the already interviewed duo of A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta. Cubs people will not label anyone as a "favorite...
Via Pro Sports Daily
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

BP Daily Podcast: Effectively Wild Episode 304: The Pirates` Future/Cubs Prospects and Joe Girardi/Listener Emails by Ben Lindbergh and Sam Miller

Ben and Sam discuss Cubs prospects and (at the end of the episode) Joe Girardi`s managerial decision, then talk about the Pirates` loss and answer some listener emails.
Via Baseball Prospectus
October 10, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Re-Sign Manager Joe Girardi Through 2017 Season

Don’t worry Yankees fans, Joe Girardi won’t be leaving the Bronx in the offseason. The veteran manager, who led New York to a World Series championship in 2009 and has reached the playoffs in four of his six seasons with the club, agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal on Wednesday to remain in pinstripes, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Girardi’s previous contract...
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

New York Yankees Bring Back Joe Girardi For Four Years

The New York Yankees have announced that they have re-signed manager Joe Girardi through the 2017 season on a four-year, $16 million contract, with postseason bonuses. Girardi, who was to be a free-agent at the end of the month, was offered a contract by the Yankees last Friday that was believed to be in the range of four-years, $12-$15 million, but as it turns out, the Yankees gave...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Surprisngly, Evil Empire Re-Signs Joe Girardi

Contrary to earlier reports (including here), the New York Yankees have re-signed their manager, Joe Girardi, to a four-year contract extension through the 2017 season. Speculation was rampant that the multiple managerial openings (most notably the Chicago Cubs position) would entice Girardi out of the Bronx. The 48-year old Illinois native has guided the Yankees to the best record...
Via FenwayNation
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Girardi Stays In New York – Re-signs with Yankees

In the end Joe Girardi decided New York really was his kind of town. Girardi has signed a four-year contract to return as the New York Yankees’ manager. While terms of the deal were not officially disclosed , reports have the deal valued at $16 million dollars over four years. Girardi made $3 million this season. The Yankees had an 85-77 record this season, his sixth with the...
Via Baseball News Source
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Yankees lock up Joe Girardi on four-year, $16 million deal

Joe Girardi's contract with the Yankees was set to run out October 31, but nobody expected that deadline to come into play. With the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs fighting for his services, he had a decision to make. Go to Chicago where some of his family lives, manage a young, up and coming team, or stay New York where he and his family has lived for years and manage...
Via MLB Injury News
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Girard Re-signs with Yankees for 4 Years and $16 Million

It's official. The Yankees have announced that Joe Girardi will return in 2014. Girardi signed a four year deal worth $16 million- $4 million a year. Jon Heyman of was the first to report the signing: The deal makes him the second highest-paid manager in baseball behind the Angels' Mike Scioscia, who signed a 10-year $50 million contract back...
October 09, 2013  |  Discuss
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