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Joe Girardi’s press conference

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 11, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Doubt we’ll have any have huge news coming out of Joe Girardi’s end-of-the-season press conference, but just in case, I’ll update this post as we go along. Joe’s scheduled to start at noon.

By the way, you can watch live on YES. The network is carrying the entire press conference.

On the division series: “We’re a hit, maybe a couple of sac flies away from still playing.”

On CC Sabathia: “I don’t want to imagine what it will be like without him.”

On the rotation going forward: “That’s the one thing we’re going to have to address.”

On Alex Rodriguez’s health: “His miniscus tear was kind of a freak thing.” … Girardi expressed no lingering health concerns about Rodriguez.

On A.J. Burnett: “He’s a work in progress. He’s having to change as he gets older.”

On Jorge Posada: “I could tell how difficult that last day was with him.” … Girardi said he can’t say whether Posada will be back.

On Phil Hughes: “We consider him a starter, but he’s got to get back to the form he had in 2010.”

On Sabathia’s weight: “He gained a few
pounds, but I don’t think it affected him.”

On Rodriguez’s playing time: Girardi said he still expects Rodriguez to be the everyday third baseman, with only occasional DH days. Doesn’t sound like he plans additional DH days because of this year’s injuries.

On Derek Jeter: “We expect him to have another good year and be productive for us.”

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