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.”

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Martinez would be a dumb signing stay away from him!!!

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Personally, I would have like to have Kennedy stay down for 1 or 2 more starts before bringing him back.

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I seem to remember that Torre made the same bonehead mistakes by taking out key hitters of the lineup time and time again despite the fact the team didn’t have any depth or talent to turn to. Girardi is simply following Torre’s example by basically doing the same thing, taking hitters out of a struggling lineup at a time when this can’t afford it. Moves like that will cost this team just as it did last season, who knows those games last season could have been made the difference. Come on Joe, stop following Torre’s mistakes, you’re your own person, if anything make your own mistakes!!

Speaking of mistakes this team needs to stay away from a wreck like Pedro Martinez, he’s nothing more than a disaster ready to happen, he’s basically crappola at this point.

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I guess Joe G. is leaving IPK in until he gets 10 earned.

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Let me write Girardi’s statement for after the game. Since I have heard it 1000 times already:

“We ran into some good pitching, and weren’t able to establish anything offensively. We know that we can play better, and we know things will turn around for us.”

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I hope Girardi is smart enough to ease Hughes back in similar fashion. That way, we ruin 2 young pitchers this year.

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Congrats on coming back, Ian. We’ll see you in AAA. If we don’t see you on the trade block first. Good decision on Girardi’s part to bring this kid back on a game game against the hottest team in the AL, and against one of the best pitchers in the bigs. So much for baby steps! What a dunce!

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There we go again. This is depressing to watch.

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“OH NO! WE SUCK AGAIN!”

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Smart idea, taking the only two .300 hitters out of the lineup at the same time. What an idiot.

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With our offense slumping, I hope Girardi will call for small ball and not a big 2 run homer.

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Allright, now we need a base hit from Giambi. Or a walk. Or anything.

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Now we need to generate some runs. Come on Jeter. Move Cabrera to second.

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This lineup that Girardi is using is the worst one possible. Abreu and Matsui out of the lineup? What is he thinking?

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No, no-no for Kazmir thankfully lets build.

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I’m fairly impressed as well he’s hitting 89 on the gun throwing a god number of strikes, but this inning only happened because of a hit batsman and a walk. He needs to limit those mistakes and the offense has to wake the hell up please. Kazmir is not throwing great so we need to take advantage.

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Pretty impressed IF IPK can work out of this jam allowing only 1 run.

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LOL. Bases Jacked and no one out. Never saw this coming….

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He just might……thru 3: no runs, no hits, no errors

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Considering the time we have been having against mediocre pitchers, Kazmir might just no-hit us.

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Well here we go, let’s see how Kennedy deals with giving up a lead off homer. It wasn’t a horrible pitch, he got it inside but it was definitely too for up and Iwamora drive it. He settled down to retire the next three but the rate the bats are going this game might be over. Wake up bats and get some runs in.

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I say we give Girardi enough time to get control of this team. How long that is is not for me to decide. But he sure as hell better make it quick. He is really nothing more than Joe Torre with less experience, and less abillity to manage egos, so far.

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Chaz,
Last year we were in 4th place, 10.5 games behind the Bosox
with a record of 18-23. So we’re 2 games ahead of 2007 18-23 and now only 3 games behind Boston. So you are right we are better than just slightly ahead. And you know with better hitting we could be right on top. This is as you said, the toughest of all divisions!
Fire Girardi?, Are you kidding, he’s only getting his feet wet, Give him a chance to prove what he can do. One thing he can’t do is pitch and hit, But once this team warms up watch out! Tonight is a good time to start, Kasmir is still trying to get in shape after DLing. It’s a good time to get hot. We can’t wait for Arod or Jorge we need to start now
“GO YANKEES”

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FJR, If “slightly better” means 5 more wins, I think we can win the East. I hope we do, because I can’t see the wild card coming out of this division. We are going to kill each other all year.

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A good assessment, FJR.

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Joe Who?? I don’t see any difference. Neither did or is now getting this team fired up. We’re only slightly better than last year and our concerns are still with pitching. Wang has proven to be our ace, but the biggest surprise has been Moose, Now we need Andy, Ras, & Ian to get us moving. Our hitless wonders are still floundering at the plate, We were very lucky to escape with a 2-1 win, 4 runs in 3 games will not cut it. Ian is going today, we need a strong performance from him as well as an awaking of our bats. It was good to see Cano having a good game having 4 of 7 hits, We can’t win anything that way. We need a team effort.
Thank goodness for our 2 out hitting last night, that was a pleasant surprise. Let’s hope Girardi’s pep talks wake our guys up…..
“GO YANKEES”

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Wow, Bryan Hoch’s blog is on FIRE! You can’t blame Girardi. These aren’t his players. He didn’t go out and get Igawa. He didn’t get A-Rod and Posada hurt. This is his first year and the Yankees are far from out of it.

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Torre has nothing to prove to anyone, and was part of one of the greatest dynasties in Yankee history. He should be immortalized for his success with this club. FIRE GIRARDI if he doesn’t improve this team. He deserves a little time to prove that he was the right choice. That closed door meeting was a step in the right direction. We’ll see.

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FIRE GIRARDI

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Pedro Martinez is just an example of Steinbrenner ways, especially if his voice of reason is gone.
Joe Torre’s 11 years with these players hardly compares to his 1/4 season with a team that hasn’t made the playoffs since its hero Kurt Cobain died.

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I was hoping a homerun or 2, but whatever gets him out of the game.

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chaz,

Light him up with what? A can of gasoline, and matches?

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And, WOW, the Brewers sign Braun for 8 years! The dollar and length of contract trend is outrageous!

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Brace yourselves this afternoon. If Kennedy gets pulled in an early inning, the likely call will be Igawa!

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We need to light up Kazmir tonight. To me, this is among the first must win games of the year. We have to prove that we aren’t dead against this tough left hander.

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Well, just hope that we solidify our rotation in time to give them a break. It needs to start with a good showing (though I do not expect victory) from Kennedy tonight.

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Moose is doing more for this team than 95% of us expected. Get off his back. Moose, Wang, and the bullpen are carrying this team right now.

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The pen is getting it done. Maybe a bit high on the IP, but they are killing it, night in and night out. They obviously can handle the load.

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The problem isn’t that we’re burning out pen out on Moose, it’s that the other pitcher (again Wang excluded) aren’t going deep. As I said, we KNOW what to expect of Moose, 5+ to 6 something innings of 3-4 run ball. With those stats, we should win a decent majority of his starts.

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The pen isn’t being used any more than any other pen. What stats are you reading? We have starter after starter going into the 6th and 7th innings. This pen is getting a perfect amount of work. Not too much and not too litte. Do you want a CG SO every time a Yankee starter takes the bump? Ain’t gonna happen, Rocketman!

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Great, Rocketman, don’t put any faith in a pitching staff which is the only reason why we are even close to .500 right now.
“He’s nothing more than a 5 or 6 inning pitcher.”
Dude, what more do you want from a 40 year old? 5 innings gets a pitcher a decision, and 6 innings and 3 runs or less gets you a quality start. If we can get 5 innings out of him every night we’ll get 150+ innings out of him this season. Maybe shift your criticism to where it may do some good. Namely, this horrible offense.

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If confidence was Kennedy’s problem why throw him against one of the best pitchers in baseball and one of the hottest teams in baseball? If he wins or pitches well it’ll definitely be a boost, but he could easily pitch at home against one of the Mets struggling pitchers and an offense that is about as inconsistent as ours. I hope Kennedy can pitch well because I believe he has big league stuff but not a big league attitude and you can’t get that attitude in Scranton. He’s proven time in and time out that he can own AAA hitters, but he needs to do it in the bigs. I don’t need to see him throw 7.1 no hit ball up here (though it would be nice) I just need to see him attack the strike zone like Moose has been doing, and trust his fielders behind him to make plays on the balls that are inevitably going to be hit. Like I always said his problems aren’t going to be solved in the minors, they’ll be solved in the big leagues. Also his comment about the scope and magnitude of pitching in the big leagues and in New York, while not a good idea to voice that concern he’s not the only one that’s had it. If he can’t handle the spotlight we have to move him and get talent for him before everybody gives up on him around the league. If he can’t pitch in the big market (wouldn’t be the first) we need to move him and get a youngster that can. But I do believe he will turn it around, but I’m not expecting a miracle at 4:10 this afternoon either.

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Martinez+Clemens+Wells+Betamit= TOTAL GARBAGE!!!!!

FIRE BPOOP (a.k.a. kewswahili)!!!!!!

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It’s ridiculous to fire Girardi when this team is still around the .500 mark and only 4 games out. No other team would think to do that. IF Girardi were as bad as some say this team would be worse off than it is now. It seems to me this exact same team started out the exactly the same way last season with Torre at the helm, and look how long it took him to turn things around. Joe “The Great Motivator” Torre couldn’t turn things around without making changes, Girardi will have to do the same to get this team going. Firing Girardi, and replacing him with Pena guarantees nothing, in fact things could get worse. Lets not start panicking right now, and calling for Girardi’s firing a little over a month into the season, that makes absolutely no sense whatsoever. Instead, lets call for bpoop’s firing, along with his alter ego kewswahili.

Fire bpoop, I mean keyswahili!!!!!

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Chaz,
What are you talking about? When has ANY team EVER plunked Jeter or Arod? Well, not counting the Red Sox, the Orioles, the Angels, the Blue Jays, the White Sox, and not counting the last 4 years. I mean besides that no one’s hit Jeter or Arod.

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You would think that after Tampa Bay celebrated the win they got a day before yesterday like they won game 7 of the World Series, that the Yankees would have come out with a chip on their shoulder. Obviously, Moose and a select few members of the lineup didn’t like having spit on their face, the others were OK with it. We should have killed The Rays last night. Instead the offense, for the most part, phoned it in while Moose pitched his guts out. Nice to see that “Yankee Pride” is alive and well. What’s next? Allowing teams to plunk Jeter & A-Rod and not do anything about it? My bad, we already do that.

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I am glad to see that we (for the most part) can see the forest for the trees. We may of won yesterday’s ballgame, but 2 lousy runs against a dude that is 0-5 with an ERA over 7.00 carreer against us? This offense is terrible. What do you think Scott Kazmir is going to do against us? We can’t hit a sub-par lefty to save our butts, let alone an ace level talent like this fire-baller. Good thing that IPK comes out of the frying pan and into the fryer. Welcome back, IPK, you face one of the best left handers in the big leagues tonight! By the way, Kennedy, you had better have no hit stuff in this game, because if you think that you are going to get run support from your lineup; you are higher than the balls on a giraffe. All of you Kennedy haters had better save your criticism for a test that is a little more fair than this. We certainly should not expect too much under these circumstances. That said, NOW would be a good time for our lineup to wake the hell up. If we can get Kazmir tonight, I think that this will be a tremendous confidence boost, and a shift in our momentum. We’ll see if our Yankees are up to the challenge. GO OFFENSE! GO KENNEDY! GO YANKEES!!!!!

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I’m a little bit leery of bringing Kennedy back after only 2 starts at SWB. Yes, he has now shown himself that he CAN pitch and dominate. Maybe that was all he needed? To show himself that he does have the bag of tricks and tools necessary? I don’t know. I’m not a sports psychologist. We’ll know soon enough, thats for sure. But then you’re putting him up against Kazmir? We’ll see…….

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Ok all you Moose naysayers out there. Where are you? While I was disappointed at his inauspicious start, he in fact HAS shown that he CAN still pitch at the ML level, something I was MORE than willing to give him the opportunity to do. Who knows? Maybe he DID pick up some film of Moyer to watch on those long nights in the hotel room? Let’s face it. He’s 6-3 right now with a sub-4 era and pitching as much like an ace on a team (Wang excluded) as we have. 6 1/3 innings of 5 hit, 1 run ball. I’ve said it all season, as long as that is what you exepct from him, you should win his starts. He’s giving us everything we could possibly ask from a number 4-5 pitcher and he’s doing it in the 2-hole right now. Still, I stand by my comments from yesterday. We STINK offensively. STINK STANK STUNK.
4 runs in 29 innings? Really? 4 whole runs? Imagine this lineup with last year’s rotation and pen? We’d have been 35 games under .500. And 2 of those 4 runs have come from “Let’s trade him to San Diego” Matsui, the best hitter we have on the club right now.

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I decided to post FIRE BPARK23 each time I read a post where he writes “FIRE GIRARDI” then I realized I was really wasting my time reading his posts in the first place so I stopped and fired up my ‘B “I know so much about baseball that I think Clemens and Wells are viable pitching options” Park23 filter’

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FIRE BPARK23

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FIRE BPARK23!

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Bpark, you cannot know for certain that Pena will acheive anything. As for Girardi not being a motivator, unless you are part of the clubhouse I don’t see how you can say that.

Torre failed 7 years in a row with exceptionally talented teams. Sure, the dyansy of the late 90s was about as great as it gets, but that was long ago. Torre was making poor decisions the last few seasons, most notably with regards to use of his pen.

Girardi should be allowed to see out this season at least. I don’t know the last time a team won the World Series after a midseason firing, but I doubt it’s happened in a while. We chose to take a more patient approach this season, lets not back down on that now.

Besides, we are 3.5 games back. Hardly time for desperate action. And firing our manager midseason is about as desperate as things get.

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YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD May 14, 2008

Scranton/WB 6
Louisville (Reds) 11
W: J. Lehr (4-2, 2.41); L: H. Phillips (2-1, 6.00)
HR: SWB: C. Ransom (6), J. Christian (2). LOU: J. Bruce (8).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_05_14_swbaaa_louaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Portland (Red Sox) 10
Trenton 6
W: K. Jackson (2-0, 2.82); L: M. Gardner (2-3, 3.09)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_05_14_prtaax_treaax_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Lakeland (Tigers) 1
Tampa 0
W: J. Tata (1-0, 13.50); L: J. Selenes (0-1, 2.08); SV: A. Castro (4)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_05_14_lakafa_tbyafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Greenville (Red Sox) 1
Charleston 0
W: T. Matsuo (1-0, 5.13); L: J. Hoover (2-2, 4.03); SV: R. Lawson (1)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_05_14_capafx_crdafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

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4 for 4 Robinson Cano. Yet Cabrera strikes out and Cano’s thrown out stealing for a double play. Rubbish but it will come good soon

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Yeah, let the results speak for themselves!!

The last thing this team needs now is a lousy pitcher like Karstens joining the team getting his *** kicked all over the field.

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Another game where the o fais to break the three run mark. FIRE THE OFFENSE!

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what’s the crap about Torre and motivation. He’s hardly setting the .500 Dodgers alight and as for him working magic on a slumping offense, go tell that to Andruw Jones

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No guarantee Pena will lead this team anywhere.

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Most of all, don’t let bpoop be the GM of this team!! HA! HA!

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This team doesn’t need Pedro Martinez or any other old player who is injury-prone that type of player is completely worthless, and a waste of time, Martinez is probably one or two more stints on the DL from retiring. There’s no guarantee that Tony Pena can lead this team anywhere either. I doubt even Torre could motivate this team. All Torre would do is blindly stick with the same old vets, blindly giving them his confidence while they lead this team down the toilet. That’s why this team got rid of Torre in the first place, it doesn’t need a manager who will do that. It needs a manager with a different approach and start dumping the worthless vets and no-talent players like Betapuke. The days of relying on broken down vets are over!! If anything this organization needs to change its philosophy, and some key personnel if it is going to change personnel on the field.
By matt_saiki@yahoo.com on May 14, 2008 9:00 PM
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Yeah right, like Torre could motivate this cast of characters. Torre can’t motivate anyone. Let Girardi go a little longer, and if this crappola continues then fire him, maybe. Stay away from broken down vets like Pedro Martinez he won’t do anything for this team. Concentrate on youth for this team. I would like to see changes at the top starting with the firing of Cashman and start this team in a new direction toward youth.

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FIRE GIRARDI

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The reasons for firing Girardi are simple:
Low offensive output
Record
Lack of experience managing veteran players
Letting Moose pitch to Manny 3 times with 1st base open (3 HRs or 2 HRs and a double)
Leaving Moose in too long
Lack of late inning adjustments
List goes on

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Torre didn’t do so hot the first half of last season either I believe we were something like 14.5 games back. Tampa is proving to be a good team they have the 4th lowest team ERA in the AL. I have confidence in the team we’re too good to stay cold for long, and signs like Cano going 3/3 so far are signs proving my point. If you’re using what Jeter calls the manager as a respect barometer than you’re just desperate for reasons to fire Girardi and getting ridiculous. I’m just glad you’re not pulling the strings with this team, but I see there’s no way for you to realize so I’m not going to waste my time trying to.

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Jose sacrifices twice.

FIRE GIRARDI

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FIRE GIRARDI

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IT WOULD LOOK SIO NICE FOR US IN THE STANDINGS IF WE WERE TO JUST BREAK THAT TWENTY GAME WIN MARK. SCORE MORE RUNS DAMMIT! AND NO BPARK, IT’;S NOT WHAT IT LOOKS LIKE, I’M NOT ON A VIRTUAL BOYCOTT WITH YOU! BUT I AM MAD THAT WE’VE ONLY SCORED TWO. LET’S GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

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Moose through 6, 75 pitches, 5 hits, no runs

FIRE GIRARDI

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Alright guys, COME ON, GIVE ME MORE RUNS DAMMIT! YOU GUYS GOT TO TWO, THAT’S A NICE BENCHMARK, SEEING YOU ONLY SCORED ONE IN THREE GAMES! CMON, WHERE’S THE FIVE OR SIX I’M USED TO! JEEZE BRO!

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2 games below 500, losing consistently to Tampa and other non playoff teams and not hitting 2nd tier pitching = FIRE GIRARDI

Torre could turn in it around by motivating “his” players. Girardi doesn’t govern the same respect as show in the “Joe” vs. “Mr. Torre” example.

2 games below 500 with Boston struggling =

FIRE GIRARDI

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bpark you may be the most impatient fan ever, and showing signs of a fair weather fan. You have no clue what goes on in the locker room, and Torre had a horrific start last year. Old Joe had a habit of killing arms especially in the bullpen and people were calling for his job because of it. I’m disappointed in the Yankees start and I think thats what that poll says rather than blaming Girardi because like I said he’s not swinging the bats ot playing the field. Joe is doing a decent job this team has to figure out how to get runs in. Also there is no reason anyone should be worried about the mosse right now, he’s 4-0 in his last 4 starts and is tied for 2nd in the AL in wins with 5. He’s been doing exactly what we needed him to do and exceeded anybody’s expectations.

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Screwing with the lineup didn’t help, Giambi is struggling again, Jeter hasn’t hit anything, only Cano has benefitted.
FIRE GIRARDI

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Moose through 5, 65 pitchers, 5 hits, no earned runs. Hopefully can go into the 7th.
FIRE GIRARDI.

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I didn’t mean the record of the team I meant the actual team…as in the players. Too many of them have started to adjust the guy to have to start again with another manager. It’s too much to handle.

By obsportsgirl92@aim.com on May 14, 2008 8:29 PM

I think your right if they bring someone in from the outside but Pena has been there and he is one of Torre’s guys, so I don’t see the same issues, if anything he will get more respect without having to command it from his veteran players. Paul O’Neill as the bench coach would also prove to be an invaluable motivator.

FIRE GIRARDI

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Mighty Moose may just earn himself a nice hefty contract at season’s end if he keeps this up. I’d bring him back ifhe shows he can dominate his craft out there. The next Maddox.

By BDSouth718@hotmail.com on May 14, 2008 8:16 PM

Giambi is more likely to brought back (not on the option).

Either way

FIRE GIRARDI

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I didn’t mean the record of the team I meant the actual team…as in the players. Too many of them have started to adjust the guy to have to start again with another manager. It’s too much to handle.

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yes FIRE GIRARDI

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HOLY CRAP! WE ACTUALLY HAVE MORE THAN ONE RUN ON THE BOARD. OH MY GOD IM GONNA GO OUT AND BUY A SIZ PACK OF COORS. HOLY JEEPERS BATMAN! FIRE GIRARDI?

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As for lineup changes, how do you think this looks guys:

1. Damon
2. Jeter
3. Cabrera
4. Matsui
5. Abreu
6. Gonzalez ( f#$% Ensberg ) 3B
7. Giambi
8. Molina/Moeller
9. Cano

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I think not firing Girardi will mess the team up, Pena can take us to the playoffs but not at 12 games under 500.

FIRE GIRARDI

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Torre can motivated the players

Girardi cannot

Pena can

=level of respect

=FIRE GIRARDI

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Mighty Moose may just earn himself a nice hefty contract at season’s end if he keeps this up. I’d bring him back ifhe shows he can dominate his craft out there. The next Maddox.

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Clearly a manager should not be fired mid season. It messes the team up.

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Mussina 4 innings: 52 pitches, 4 hits, no runs.

FIRE GIRARDI

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As for the offense, well… this should sum it up for you:

We have less hits than innings played — at least for now — and we’ve scored one run. We’re winning because Mighty Moose is on the mound and pitching well, if not, we’d be losing.

BPark, what’s Girardi got to do with the lack of offense? Even if it was Pena out there, what difference would it make if these guys don’t change hteir approaches at the plate? FIRE everyone in that case.

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Clueless Joe may be befitting to a young Torre but it is clearly applicable to another Joe who has no respect from his veteran team.

FIRE GIRARDI.

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Mr. Bryan Hoch, sir, did you get the memo?

FIRE GIRARDI

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BD, should we wait until we are 12 games below 500 to hand the team over to Pena? Or should we do it now knowing Pena will take us to the playoffs?

FIRE GIRARDI.

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We have 4 outfield and no legitimate back up at first base for Giambi to DH, our offense isn’t hitting, we are getting nagging strains and strains…ITS TIME TO FIRE GIRARDI OR BAN ME FROM THE BLOG FOR POSTING THIS IN EVERY POST.

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WTF!? Have some of you gone copletely insane? Take a chill pill and come back to earth, let the swelling in your cranium ease. Fire Girardi? This is exactly what I wanted Girardi to do about two weeks ago, he got the message a little late but not too late. I think that he’s really turned a corner here by mustering up the balls to call a meeting. Hopefully that translates into letting his natural coaching ability settle into games now, with more situational hitting and thus more action. We may not see it all in one but at least in spurts. If not, than I think he needs to sit down by himself and really take over. I agree with some who say that he may be holding his tongue because of his respect for the players he competed with, but he’s manager now, and I think even the veterans get that message, The wrong thing would be to continue what he’s doing now, NOT saying a word to them, because that’s when a player would really lose respect for you. Us players expect you to manage, when you don’t, we don’t really know what the hell you’re there for, and lose respect.

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I am glad we are leading but this slow offense is a recipe for disaster with Mussina on the mound…FIRE GIRARDI

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OH AND BTW HANK,

FIRE GIRARDI.

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VOTE IN THE POLL: What do you think of Joe Girardi as a manager so far?

I’m pleased 445 of all votes
I’m disappointed 507 of all votes
I’m furious 78 of all votes
I’m reserving judgment for now 1376 of all votes
It’s all A-Rod’s fault 105 of all votes
Total Votes: 2511

Started: May 14, 2008

FIRE GIRARDI

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“statistics show that the Yankees have scored four runs in the last 24 innings against Bobby Seay, Francisco Cruceta, Matt Garza, Gary Glover, Trever Miller, Edwin Jackson, Dan Wheeler, Troy Percival and J.P. Howell.

Compared to the Rays, the Yankees look a softball team at the senior center.”

FIRE GIRARDI

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1 RUN IN 2 AND 1/2 GAMES, 1 HIT IN 4 INNINGS TODAY, FIRE GIRARDI.

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FIRE GIRARDI, FIRE LONG, FIRE THOMPSON, FIRE THE STRENGTH COACH.

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FIRE GIRARDI.

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Good thing because Mussina would have risk his start tonight to nail Pavano with his pitching hand a few times.

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Pavano update…he is not welcome at the trop

http://yankees.lhblogs.com/page/2/

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Fire Girardi…
Wow, bpark, you have a short fuse for these guys, don’t you.

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Wrong Abraham link

http://yankees.lhblogs.com/

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Mussina has ZERO room for error tonight

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I don’t know who that is…

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Ensburglar is gonna be cut I think when Arod coems back, ask Peter Abraham.

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No one wants Johan. We want to fire Girardi because he is not Joe Torre and he can’t motivate these guys like Torre can. Wholohan, would you rather wait until we are 12 games below and 20+ back of Boston? Give Pena a shot now.

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Way to be clutch Morgan!! Gosh, I know it’s the second inning but I’m bored.

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Girardi can’t hit the balls for the Yanks, when your pitcher holds a hot offense to 1 run you HAVE to win that game. The offense has lost games for us not Girardi. Funny how when things go bad everybody wants Johan and to fire Girardi.

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Fair enough. Not like either of us have a say anyway….screw the fans! FIRE GIRARDI!

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OFF THE TOPIC:

The Paul O’Neill thing brought back memories, he was a bit like John McEnroe but he didn’t try to show anyone up. O’Neill was hilarious with his anger at the plate.
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/columns/story?columnist=crasnick_jerry&id=3395031

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To break up the lefties my friend, plus I like the lineup better that way…FIRE GIRARDI.

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Why do you have Matsui, our best hitter, batting 6th?

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How is having a non-power threat in the clean-up spot a good idea? Noone has put a guy that can’t hit jacks in the 4 in 75 years.

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When A-Rod comes back: (s) Cabrera, (r) Jeter, (l) Abreu, (r) A-Rod, (l) Matsui, (l) Giambi, (s) Posada, (l) Damon, (l)Cano. Putting Damon and Cano at the bottom of the order gives us another leadoff and 2 hole combo to bring the order back around. Damon gets aboard, Cano moves him over.

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I had no idea that the Rays are in first place. Excuse me, I have to go shoot down the flying pig that’s outside my window…I’ll be back.

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Damon
Jeter
Abreu
Carbera/Gonzo
Giambi
Matsui
Cabrera/Gonzo
Cano
Cabrera
Molina

As soon as Arod and Posada are back, one will be in 4 spot.

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l,l,r,l,s,l,r,l,r with my line-up. Tough to bring in any reliever for more than a few hitters. Unless the Yankees don’t show up.

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Giambi in the 3? Um….no. We need a hitter in that spot, not a slugger. If you ask me, I say we go like this:

Damon
Abreu
Jeter
Matsui
Cabrera
Giambi
Ensburg/Gonzo
Cano
Moeller/Molina
At least then we aren’t stacking lefties too bad, and we have the pop at the top.

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I give to Baseball 2night on this: No AL East team will represent the Wild Card when they are beating each other up and 1st to last is only about 5.

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Jeter should not be moved from the 2 hole. All you gotta do is throw a right hander in at 4. I think Giambi was better at 3 before Arod came in.

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Girardi an have all the meetings he wants, he can have one ever day before and after games, he needs to win games and win now with Boston struggling.

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This is hilarious. I moved Jeter to the 3 hole and Abreu to the 2 on my video game (MLB 08: The Show) just last week. It has worked awesome! I have improved my August lead on the Red Sox to 32.5 games! Glad to see that Girardi is almost as smart as me!

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Why not leave Jeter in his spot and move Abreu to cleanup, Giambi to 3 and put a righty at 4.

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FIRE GIRARDI.

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