Monday, October 25, 2010
“I don’t know how you measure, quantify any of it,” Girardi said. “It all stinks.”
My careful and detailed analysis says this is dead-on.
Speaking of Girardi…
There is no chance the Yankees and Joe Girardi announce a
contract extension today when the manager and Brian Cashman will talk at Yankee Stadium.
Eventually, a deal will be struck. Hal Steinbrenner and Cashman think highly of Girardi, who likely will sign a three-year deal.
As for Girardi’s staff, none of the coaches is signed beyond the end of the month.
There’s no backing evidence in the article, so take it for FWIW. If Girardi does sign for 3 years, it’s good news for Josh Hamilton, because it will give him a very good shot at beating Barry Bond’s career record for IBB. If it was only for two years, it may have been a bit tight.
There wasn’t much action in the six hours the Yankees opened their clubhouse to reporters Sunday, with just lefty relievers Damaso Marte and Boone Logan addressing the media on a futile cleanup day at the Stadium.
A.J. Burnett also made a late appearance Sunday at the Stadium, but the $82.5 million Game 4 ALCS starter declined to comment before cleaning out his locker for the winter.
So two of the three players who showed up, one of whom hasn’t pitched in four months, talked to the media? This is news? This is HEADLINE-WORTHY?
I hate the offseason.
Update: Eiland out.
Bob Klapish (and others) are tweeting that At Yankees press conference: Dave Eiland fired by GM Brian Cashman for “private” reasons.
Not sure it’s technically a firing since his contract was up, but either way he’s gone. Rick Kranitz was Girardi’s pitching coach with the 2006 Marlins and won Major League Coach of the Year from Baseball America, but is currently employed by the Orioles so I’m guessing he’s not an option. Wonder what Mel Stottlemyre’s up to…