10-10-2012, 11:24 PM #631
However, they still owe AROD 20 mil a year til 2017. BTW he was replaced by the guy who hit 2 homers in a clutch spot.
I wonder how AROD reacted. He should give Ibanaz a cool MIL for saving the day in his spot.
10-10-2012, 11:39 PM #632
10-10-2012, 11:52 PM #633
10-11-2012, 08:44 AM #634
Gutsy move by Joe. Ihave no problem with him. All managers make bad moves and good moves, this took guts.
I would start ARod for thurs, maybe he's got some extra motivation. Good numbers against saunders. They'll go as far as their pitching. So far that's been pretty good
10-11-2012, 10:30 AM #635
Lost in the great comeback was Kuroda's pitching performance,he did great with the home runs by Flaherty and Machado being the only blemishes,and the bullpen was awesome,Robertson finally looked like I expected him to,now a good performance by Hughes and a trip to the AL championship series would be nice.
10-11-2012, 01:52 PM #636
10-11-2012, 03:32 PM #637
I admit I was against signing Raul Ibanez because I didn't think it made sense at the time and it sill doesn't make sense but what he did and the gutsy move by Joe might have just saved the season for the Yankees. But while Arod has struggled his struggling has overshadowed Cano, Granderson, and Swisher stinking as well. Outside of a couple of non pitchers this team is lost at the plate against very average pitchers (they aren't Justin Verlander) and they won't get far putting 1 or 2 runs a game on the board.
I'm also guessing a poor postseason by Swisher will mean the Yankees don't sign him and Granderson will be traded next year? Because this lineup can't continue like it is next year. It just can't.
10-11-2012, 04:15 PM #638
10-11-2012, 05:38 PM #639
Joe Girardi will continue to manage the New York Yankees in the AL Division Series despite the recent death of his father.
Girardi has managed the entire ALDS since his father, Jerry, died Saturday at the age of 81. Joe Girardi acknowledged Thursday that he did not want his father's death to be a distraction.
Jerry Girardi had battled Alzheimer's disease for more than 10 years and was living in an assisted-care facility in Metamora, Ill. -- a suburb of Peoria.
On trips to Chicago as manager of the Yankees, Joe Girardi often would make the 2½-hour trip to Peoria to be with his ailing father.
10-11-2012, 09:12 PM #640
Sorry to hear about Girardi's father,I give him credit for managing with a heavy heart.