Tag Archives: Joe Girardi

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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Girardi on injured players, Rodriguez, Robertson, Betances, Headley, McCarthy and a new hitting coach

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During the USO event at Yankee Stadium today, Alex Rodriguez was one of the main topics when Joe Girardi met with the media. However, Girardi had information on other players, such as the status of Martin Prado and Brett Gardner, David Robertson rejecting the qualifying offer, Rodriguez possibly moving to first base, a possibility of Dellin Betances ...

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Joe Girardi has kept in contact with Alex Rodriguez

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Throughout the offseason Mark Teixeira, CC Sabathia and Brett Gardner all expressed their joy in Alex Rodriguez returning to the team. Today, it was Joe Girardi's turn. At today's USO event at Yankee Stadium, Girardi told the media he kept in contact with Rodriguez and is looking forward to his return in pinstripes. “Yeah, I’ve talked to ...

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Video: Alex Rodriguez drilled with pitch, then has a big game

With so much news coming out on Thursday, I didn't get a chance to post a Throwback Thursday video, but with the slow news today, it seemed ike a perfect day to look back at a moment in Yankees history. Since Alex Rodriguez was activated after the World Series, I figured I would go back to when A-Rod returned in ...

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Yankees roster has changed dramatically since 2009

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Five years ago today, the New York Yankees won the 2009 American League pennant, advancing to the World Series and defeating the Philadelphia Phillies for their 27th World Series championship, the most in baseball history. The Yankees had one of the most powerful rosters that season and you would think the team wouldn't have changed much ...

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AL East suffers another shake-up as Joe Maddon opts out of contract with Rays

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Since 2008, when the Yankees would visit Tampa in order to play the Tampa Bay Rays or when the Rays came to the Bronx to face the Yankees, one of the constants was seeing the "Battle of Joe's": Joe Girardi vs. Joe Maddon. Well, that won't happen next year as the American League East has ...

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