Yankees have a closed-door meeting
The Yankees have had their first regular season, closed-door meeting of the Joe Girardi era, getting underway at about 4:55 p.m. ET on Wednesday and continuing until the team hit the field for BP at 5:30.
Girardi said that the meeting had nothing to do with Hank Steinbrenner’s comments and that he wanted to speak to the team “from my own heart.” Though Girardi didn’t divulge many details, the easiest message to point to is this one — “I expect us to be a lot better and we’ll find a way.”
There’s a little bit of a lineup shakeup to get things going, with Bobby Abreu hitting second and Derek Jeter dropping to third. That breaks up the lefties a little bit more. Jeter, by the way, wasn’t surprised by Steinbrenner’s commentary. To him, it sounded a whole lot like the old Boss.
“We need to win more,” Jeter said. “That’s a good way to put it.”