Tag Archives: Joe Girardi

Mariano Rivera suggests Dellin Betances for the closer role

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When the Yankees let David Robertson go to the Chicago White Sox via free agency, it became evident they were going to need a new closer. Manager Joe Girardi said he wasn't going to put labels on the closer role until Spring Training, but ex-Yankee Mariano Rivera has an idea on who could take over the ...

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Hot Stove: Joe Girardi’s not going to rush in naming a closer

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David Robertson is no longer in the Yankees fold as they prepare for the 2015 season, and if there's one glaring position the Yankees need to fill, it's the closer role. However, Joe Girardi isn't going to rush naming a closer as he believes the Yankees have the arms capable of getting the job done. “I ...

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Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi talk A-Rod, Robertson and more

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Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi spoke to the media during the second day of the Winter Meetings and of course, the topics that came up were ex-Yankee David Robertson, Alex Rodriguez and if the Yankees were pursuing Jon Lester and Max Scherzer. -- Brian Cashman said the Yankees were never going to sign both Andrew Miller ...

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Five things from the 2014 season I’m thankful for

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With the football games just about over and after spending a day with family and friends, it's time to list a few things I'm thankful happened during the 2014 season. The list is in no particular order and I won't tell it with just words--I'll add some video clips to go along with it. 5. Brett Gardner's power ...

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Throwback Thursday: Joe Girardi triples in Game 6 of 1996 World Series

On November 20, 1995, the Yankees traded a minor leaguer and a player to be named later for a young man named Joe Girardi. Legend has it, Girardi had a decent playing career and he eventually became the manager of the New York Yankees, propelling them to their 27th World Series title in 2009. We all ...

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Yankees begin completing tasks on ‘offseason checklist’ but work still needs to be done

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The Yankees had a strong idea of what their offseason checklist was going to look like this offseason; the headlining task on the list was finding a new shortstop. But their checklist got a little longer in October when they fired Mick Kelleher (who has since retired) and Kevin Long (who found a job with the New ...

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A week in review: Almonte, Betances, Cervelli, Girardi, Headley, Ichiro, Robertson

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Well, this week wasn't as eventful as last week but the Yankees were still able to fill some holes in their current roster. Unfortunately, that also meant the Yankees had to give up some players to make room for the new acquisitions. Aside from that, their closer turned down the qualifying offer, one fourth outfielder ...

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Yankees & Girardi hope to take a page from KC Royals bullpen

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The biggest strength the Kansas City Royals had during their 2014 playoff run was their young and talented bullpen. It was the pen that was able to hold down the fort against the Athletics, the Angels and the Orioles and it was the pen that propelled the Royals to a Game 7 showdown against the San ...

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