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Joe Girardi audio from today

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Podcast on Feb 15, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Let’s try that again, here is Joe Girardi’s audio:

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36 Responses to “Joe Girardi audio from today”

  1. SJ44 February 15th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Man, this Texas Two Step with Joel Sherman asking dumb questions is going to drive Girardi nuts.

    Its as if some of these guys are looking to set the guy off.

    How many more, “How are you different than Joe Torre” questions can you ask?

  2. gayle February 15th, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    SJ – IMHO It has been painfully obvious from Girardi’s first interview that this is Joel SHerman’s angle.

  3. SJ44 February 15th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Gayle,

    If Sherman and George King were tag team wrestlers, their name would be the Darkness of Doom.

    Every question is, with deeply concerned tones…..

    “Joe, what about Andy, is he going to be ok”?

    Joe, how are you different than Joe Torre”?

    “Do you speak to Joe Torre”? What do you talk about”?

    “Joe, the running, its soooooo much. Is it too much”?

    Geez, you think they were covering a damn funeral instead of the Yankees.

    Those two guys are the kind of guys that, if they hit MegaMillions tonight for 180 million bucks, they would complain they have to pay taxes.

    Two of the most miserable people on the beat. They really are.

  4. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 15th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    Pete is working lost time today , I mean update after update. You must have missed this Pete :lol:

  5. Ross (NYYStadiumInsider.com) February 15th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    GIRARDI FOR PRESIDENT!

    Down with Joel Sherman!

  6. Dr. Cox February 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Pete,

    I was just wondering…. Why wouldnt the Yankees spend some money on a reliable innings eater?(Livan, Kyle Lohse….etc.) and just sign him to a one year deal so we have just another veteran in the rotation? Couldn’t we have just signed them to a one year deal? Who cares about the money for one year just as long as it is not a multi year deal. My friend and I have this discussion all the time, and we are under the school of though that its better to pay the money for a single year, develop the young arms then to sign them to a long term contract.

    I know you have been asked this alot… but any thoughts?

  7. Trish February 15th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    I’d be a media bust as a manager in NY. By the time the 3rd question was asked so an article could be writen about Joe Torre, I would have said I understand where you’re trying to go but I’m not coming with you.

  8. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 15th, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    do they really think their readership in their newspapers are that vapid?

    hmmm Post and Daily News…. i guess they are that vapid

  9. Jeff NJ February 15th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    In fairness to Joel, if the media plays up differences between the two Joes you know most of us will read it. If you think about it, the only changes from last year are the kids are a year older and the change of Joes. Joel Sherman however, should get his story from the players, not by asking Girardi directly.

  10. SJ44 February 15th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Livan Hernandez got 5 million bucks from the Twins. Do you really think he is going to eat innings in the AL? Especially at 5 million dollars?

    Kyle Lohse may eat innings in the NL. He’s not eating innings in the AL with his stuff.

    You have a better chance of Mussina bouncing back and being a productive #4 starter than Hernandez and Lohse having success in the AL, IMO.

    Keep and eye on Dontrelle Willis this year. I have watched Dontrelle the last two years. He isn’t the same pitcher he was in 2005.

    Its going to be interesting to see his transition to the AL.

    He’s in a pitchers ballpark and their lineup will rake.

    That said, I think Dontrelle will get hit hard in the AL this year.

  11. Jim PA February 15th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    I just can’t get past this hardline arbitration crap they’re pulling with Wang. They spent almost 400 million on keeping veterans, and they go to the mat over $600,000 when it comes to a kid who is a big part of their future. Bad PR, bad business.

  12. Jimmy February 15th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    Girardi is doing great. Glad to have him.

  13. Dr. Cox February 15th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    SJ44,

    But dont you think it would certainly benefit the rotation to get a guy in there we know can get the job done? I mean we are putting alot of pressure on these 3 kids. Even though Joba is starting in the pen at the moment, the whole point is to get him into the rotation.

    I just think we shouldve made a pitch for one of these guys, Livan, Lohse even Benson maybe.

  14. Dr. Cox February 15th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    By Job done, i mean be reliable…not extremely successful

  15. Yankeepelotero February 15th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    SJ44 you’re hillarious!!! hahahaha!! I totally agree with you on Joel Sherman. my goodness when the media falls in love with one guy is the death of another. geez…..

  16. Trish February 15th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    I don’t think Sherman was trying to praise Torre. I think he was looking for Girardi to help him bury him.

  17. Buddy Biancalana February 15th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    SJ44

    How do you think Hanley Ramirez does this year in that awful lineup?

    Looking for an edge in fantasy BB.

    How about Pujols as well?

    Thnx

  18. SJ44 February 15th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    I don’t think there is as much pressure on these kids as people think.

    I don’t think Phil Hughes will pitch in a regular season game this year with as much pressure as he had pitching in Game 3 last year. He wasn’t even healthy and he showed a lot in that outing.

    Kennedy? He has pitched in big games in college and on the international front. These kids are pretty mature for their ages. You gotta give them the shot and see if they can get the job done.

    They have 3 innings eaters in the rotation right now: Wang, Pettitte and Moose. Three veteran pitchers who have eaten innings as much (or better) when healthy than Livan or Lohse have in their careers.

    That leaves two spots open in the rotation for the kids. In the #4 and #5 spots, Hughes and Kennedy can slot in nicely and not be overused in those roles.

    If you sign another veteran, one of those kids ends up in Scranton to start the year.

    FWIW, I’d rather have them in the Yankees rotation than the Scranton rotation. Their upside is too strong to keep them down.

    Wang’s situation was not bad business at all. As has been outlined in the thread, its perfect business for the Yankees. They stayed within the parameters set forth for a pitcher with his service time and success.

    Its not bad PR or bad business. Its baseball business. That’s how the system works.

  19. SJ44 February 15th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    Runors are rampant Pujols is hurt. How hurt? I don’t know but the rumors are he has a serious injury.

    I think Hanley has a huge year this year, despite the lineup.

    IMO, he is one of the 5 best players in the NL. He brings it everyday (unlike Reyes) and I don’t think the lineup (or lack of one) will hurt him.

  20. Whitey Fraud February 15th, 2008 at 5:06 pm

    From one of the goofballs who did who did the Scooter book, here’s the poetry of Roger Clemens:
    http://www.slate.com/id/2184571/

  21. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--27/08 February 15th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    Who cares how Joe Girardi is different than Joe Torre? The fact that he’s different, that players have to earn their spots in Spring Training, should be enough.

    And now as I’ve just been told I need to rewrite an entire section of my thesis, I’m going to make pasta and mope.

  22. Say it ain't so February 15th, 2008 at 5:10 pm

    Love it. Very entertaining stuff.

  23. Drive 4-5 February 15th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    Actually, Puljos himself has admitted that it remains to be seen if he’s healthy enough to last the season.

  24. Clay Bellinger February 15th, 2008 at 5:13 pm

    I know one way Girardi will be different from Torre: He will actually be awake during the game! I kid.

  25. gayle February 15th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Some additional info I found with regard to pitcher of Wang’s age and status and the arbitration cieling. Take a look here and also go to the pdf with prior to 2005 results.Again i think this backs up the whole idea of setting the arbitration marketplace rather than making it higher. No way it is a bad pr move lets be honest mpost Yankees fans dont even know that Wang had a hearing forget about what the results were all they care about is what his results are on the field.

    http://www.bizofbaseball.com/i.....Itemid=116

  26. scott February 15th, 2008 at 5:16 pm

    this is the freaking sj44 show. you’d think the dude, oh i don’t know, had a job in baseball or baseball media, from all the attention he gets.

  27. Buddy Biancalana February 15th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    Thanks SJ-

    I’m considering entering a league where I can win 25K split with 3 other guys.

    Pujols does scare me, but I didn’t about any injury.

    David Wright is moving up the drafty as well, mostly b/c of his SB potential.

  28. scott February 15th, 2008 at 5:17 pm

    sJ44, what do you think about the weather tomorrow? WARM ENOUGH TO WEAR A LONG SLEEVE T????

  29. Buddy Biancalana February 15th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    Scott-

    SJ44 is highly respected here & 25K is a lot of cabbage. Lol

  30. Y's Guy February 15th, 2008 at 5:19 pm

    buddy,

    i would say that hanley ramirez and pujuls are both gonna be fine this year. last year was a down year for albert, expect a bounceback, his runs/steals were down in a weaker offense but he’s a 28 year old stud among studs. Ramirez is only 24 and may drop some in a weaker offense but hes still the best fantasy SS in baseball. you might be able to scoop up albert in late 1st round where he is a bargain, ramirez likely will be gone before then

  31. scott February 15th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    buddy – i hear ya. sometimes it gets funny tho.

  32. Drive 4-5 February 15th, 2008 at 5:27 pm

    Pujols has an elbow i,jury that prevents him from extending right arms. I can’t remember which arm it is. From CBS:

    “Pujols decided against offseason surgery on his right elbow, a trouble spot for several years, because he would have had to miss a significant portion if not all the 2008 season. Pujols still is unable to straighten his arm, but team doctors concluded that because he plays first base, an operation can be postponed. He said his elbow bothered him the second half of last season, and said if that happens again he wouldn’t try to soldier through it. “If the same problem is happening this year, I don’t think I’m to play the whole year the same way,” Pujols said. “I sacrificed my body.”

  33. Buddy Biancalana February 15th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    scott-

    I hear ya, did he get to the weather forecast?

  34. Drive 4-5 February 15th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    It’s his right elbow…

  35. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 15th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    SJ44 I couldn’t agree more w/ your take on Joel and George, I mean it’s not even pass day 1 already the’re trying to get Joe fling a microphone in their mouth.

    Apparently having a manager who actually took time to scout the prospects and actually went to the international camps in the offseason and is starting to create a competition for your roster spot atmosphere most be a bad thing. And having a 21 yr. old who pitched steller in the postseason when he should have been in the minors is a negative. :lol:

  36. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 15th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    I typed most of that w/ one hand :) ^^^^

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