Friday, August 12, 2016

Joe Girardi Should Be Fired on the Spot!


You know I’ve been one of the bigger Joe Girardi supporters since taking over for Joe Torre as the manager of the New York Yankees, although that doesn’t mean I haven’t reamed him a new one just like anyone else at times, but I have to say I am a tad bit disappointed in him lately. Maybe disappointed isn’t the word, maybe disgusted? I really don’t know and it’s odd for me to be speechless as you all may already know and I think I’m so beyond angry and frustrated that I don’t even want to rant and rave about it. I just want him fired, effective immediately. 

Alex is not the poster child for Major League Baseball like Derek Jeter was or Mariano Rivera was but he in no way, shape or form deserves this level of treatment from the Yankees and from Joe specifically. Joe fills out the lineup card and Joe either has it out for Alex, he’s managing for his job or both because in the grand scheme of things these games are meaningless. The message you sent to a long time Yankee and any potential free agent that is watching this and wondering if he should come to New York is the exact opposite of meaningless, it’s everything. 

Not that the Yankees tend to get into the deep end of the free agent pool lately, and not that money isn’t the ultimate motivator for many anyway, but if I am a Bryce Harper or a Manny Machado or an equivalent free agent that had any inkling of an idea that I wanted to come to New York this whole circus and the way Alex is being treated has to leave a sour taste in your mouth, no? It’s leaving a sour taste in my mouth and I’m just a regular guy with a blog so imagine what other players are thinking right about now. 

Joe Girardi has gone on record many times saying that it is not in his job description to run a farewell tour yet he had no issues doing so for Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera. Now granted Rivera went out still pitching like the great arm that he was but Jeter was a far cry from the 2012 version of himself when he finally walked away. He was an automatic double play ball almost every time he had someone on base and yet he continually batted second each and every game. And yeah, Joe said the same things about the farewell tour but what Joe said and what Joe did were two different things. This time around with Alex it almost seems personal and that, Mr. Girardi, isn’t in your job description either. Your job description includes winning games and if you think throwing Aaron Hicks out there every day while Alex sits on the bench just a handful of home runs away from 700 then you should just turn in your uniform and your iPad binder now. You’re fired. 


You’re a disgrace Joe and you don’t deserve to wear the Yankees pinstripes any longer. Be gone. Oh and Randy Levine, who undoubtedly at least threw his opinion into the mix because it is no secret that he and Alex are not exactly fond of each other, get a haircut and be gone as well. We don’t want you and we, you know the fans paying your salary and Joe’s salary and Alex’s salary and everyone else’s damn salary, don’t need you either. Goodbye. 

10 comments:

  1. Couldn't have said it any better. Extremely disappointed in how Joe has handled the A-Rod debacle. Classless & shameful of them. Been a die heart Yankee fan my whole life & I'm embarrassed with this entire situation.

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  2. Couldn't have said it any better. Extremely disappointed in how Joe has handled the A-Rod debacle. Classless & shameful of them. Been a die heart Yankee fan my whole life & I'm embarrassed with this entire situation.

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    1. Same here Angel. Welcome to the site! Glad to have you.

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  3. I disagree. The Yankees didn't have a valid replacement for Jeter during his "farewell tour". This year the Yankees have a ton of young guys they want to give at bats to including Gary Sanchez. Sorry but I'd much rather he get at bats now.

    The Yankees are also on the fringe of the wildcard right now. No reason to blame Girardi for not wanting to play a guy at third who hasn't played in 2 there in two years, especially against a team ahead of them in standings.

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  4. I disagree. The Yankees didn't have a valid replacement for Jeter during his "farewell tour". This year the Yankees have a ton of young guys they want to give at bats to including Gary Sanchez. Sorry but I'd much rather he get at bats now.

    The Yankees are also on the fringe of the wildcard right now. No reason to blame Girardi for not wanting to play a guy at third who hasn't played in 2 there in two years, especially against a team ahead of them in standings.

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    1. Welcome to the site.

      You are very much entitled to disagree. I don't think the farm system had anything to do with it. Jeter should have continued to play, just not hit second. That was my point. I never called for Jeter to be benched, just moved down in the order.

      Also I don't want him playing third base. I just want him DH'ing.

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    2. Daniel, I agreed with you on that before and do so again.
      I also said he should have retired after 2012.
      I hate seeing guys go out like Jeter and even worse with A-Rod.
      I also agree on; DH A-Rod would have been a bad thing? Not in my eyes! A .201 hitter (A-Rod) is better than a sub .190 hitter (Hicks)!

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  5. One has to give A-Rod his do, ask him a question about baseball and he will tell you the truth.

    Question; "Do you think you are one of the greatest baseball players?".
    Answer; "Yes, yes I do!"

    I think we have heard him be truthful once before, it made him a lot of trouble (as it did for me, he was right then also). When asked about his friend Jeter, he answered something like this..."If he were on any other team he would just be another SS!". When I read that, I said, I hope you never play for the Yankees because Joe T and Jeter will make your life holy hell!

    Just think how much pressure he has had to play with, this is one guy that knows himself and his talent and has worked hard, very hard to keep that talent sharp.

    I said once, and say it again, "Mickey was my hero, but A-Rod was the best player I have ever seen play this game...This is from a guy that has watched or followed the team since 1943 and has heard or seen 18 of the teams WS victories.


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  6. Joe Girardi should be fired on the spot? What a silly statement. The sentimental part of me would have loved to have seen Arod play everyday this week, I'm sure Joe didn't make this decision lightly, don't forget he has defended Alex for a long time. I remember the Sunday night game right after Arod appealed his suspension and Ryan Dempster threw at him, Joe went nuts backing him up, during the game and after. Perhaps if Arod was still capable of physically playing a position other than DH he'd be in there. My point is I don't think Joe Is out to screw Alex. We may not agree with his strategy all the time, but I believe he is trying to win games the best way he knows how. Arod got his send off the past two games and all is good. People really need to lighten up on Joe.

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  7. The 1996 team had 8 of the 11 Kids as starters...4 kids were pitchers!
    1999 had 8 of 12 kids as starters...5 of whom were pitchers
    2009had 9 of 16 kids as starters...10 kids were pitchers!

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