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Joe Girardi

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    February 28, 2013

    Can Phil Hughes Get Healthy? The Yankees May Depend on It

    The silence which accompanied the news that Phil Hughes may not be be ready to start the season after suffering another back injury in spring training is foreboding, to say the least. The Yankees, quite sensibly, want to give Hughes time to get the bulging disc in his upper back healed rather than ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    Yanks Lose. Here's All The Baseball I Want To Talk About This Year

    Speculation on what caused the train wreck that ended last night with the Yankee's 8-1 loss to Detroit is useless, so I'm going to empty out all the notes I took during this year's ALCS and see what sense can be made of it. First off, this is the third time the Yankees have lost a postseason series ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Take A Seat, A-Rod -- It's October

    There have been home runs in baseball history bigger than Raul Ibanez's 9th inning, game-tying shot last night or even his 12th inning game-winning swat. Bobby Thomson's, after all, won a pennant; Bill Mazeroski's won a World Series. But I don't think any pair of home runs turned so many careers o ... More >>

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    October 11, 2012

    Joe Girardi's Dad Dies As Yanks Look To Clinch ALDS

    Sad news to report on the Yankees front: Jerry Girardi, the father of Yankees skipper Joe Girardi, died today.Meanwhile, the Yankees face the Baltimore Orioles tonight in the Bronx in a game that could seal up the American League Division Series and propel the Bombers to the ALCS.Girardi reportedly ... More >>

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    October 8, 2012

    C.C., I Was Just Kidding -- You CAN Win The Big One

    If you didn't stay up last night to see it, you missed a classic. Russell martin -- or "Thank God For Russell" Martin, as he's known in my house -- belted a long shot off Jim Johnson in the 9th inning to give the Yankees 3-2 lead. And then it seemed like everyone in the Yankees lineup got a hit. E ... More >>

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    October 7, 2012

    Yanks Can't Afford To Lose Game One

    On paper, it looks like a mismatch, but Yankees fans who have watched their team sink while the Orioles soared over the last third of the season know that this isn't so. In overall batting, the Yanks lead by 18 points, .265 (5th best in the American League) to the Orioles .247 (No. 10), and in r ... More >>

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    August 30, 2012

    C.C.'s No Ace And Joba Rules No More; Post-Season Looks Bleak For Yanks

    However the Yankees end up after the crucial weekend series against the Orioles, there's one thing that August has pretty much demonstrated: namely, that the Yankees -- as they are now constituted -- are not going to the World Series this year and probably will not even win the American League East. ... More >>

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    April 20, 2012

    Note to Phil Hughes: Stop Worrying About Your Potential

    Lost amidst the Curtis Granderson three-homer fireworks and the media aftermath last night was the fact that Phil Hughes actually won a ball game. It didn't look pretty on paper. The Yankees won 7-6 and needed the Holy Trio - Rafael Soriano, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera - to preserve the win a ... More >>

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    September 30, 2011

    Fright Night for Yankee Fans

    If I were a Yankees fan, I'd be afraid — very afraid. Of course, as I've said all season, whenever I look at the pitching staff I'm afraid. But in addition to being afraid all season, I've also been wrong all season, so maybe I'm wrong now. Maybe there's something I'm not seeing here, but the ... More >>

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    September 26, 2011

    Joe Girardi Must Have Done Something Right

    GirardiI'll be honest: I didn't think the Yankees would win the AL East, right up to the day they won it. Yet they did it, and in fact by a wide margin. Before we even consider the problems of the playoffs, we should acknowledge the gutsy job turned in by everyone, particularly manager Joe Girardi, ... More >>

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    August 16, 2011

    Memo to Yanks: Pitch By the Numbers, Not By the Salaries

    After C.C., who?​To sit through the plethora of stories about the Yankees' starting rotation you'd think they had pitching to burn. "Logjam" is the most common word used to describe the starting six, and, incredibly, we're also seeing "embarrassment of riches." It's embarrassing, all right, b ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Mariano Rivera: Maybe He Really Is 41.

    Rivera: Showing his age?"It's gonna happen every once and a while," said an ashen-faced Joe Girardi, after Curtis Granderson was picked off first base to end Tuesday night's game, with the Yankees losing 6-4 to the Angels. "The one thing you don't want is to become too passive on the base paths whe ... More >>

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    July 5, 2011

    Derek Jeter is Better than Ramiro Peña -- Who Isn't?

    ​Have things gotten so bad for Derek Jeter that we're now measuring his value by how much he's not Ramiro Peña? "On the eve of Derek Jeter's return to pursue DJ3K," writes Andy Marchand on ESPN.com, "Ramiro Peña offered a little dose of what the New York Yankees don't have when No. 2 is no ... More >>

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    May 18, 2011

    Jorge Posada is 39 and Can't Hit, Catch, or Run. And the Post Thinks He's Trade Material?

    ​So now we know that the rumors we've been hearing have been true: namely that Joe Girardi and Jorge Posada don't get along, have not gotten along since they were both catching for the Yankees, and Jorge took the job away from Joe back in 1998, and that that appears to be what was behind the w ... More >>

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    October 25, 2010

    Yankees Post Mortem: Dissecting 2010's Corpse

    ​No point right now in looking into the Yankees chances of getting Cliff Lee -- though offhand I'd say the odds are about the same as they were for the Knicks in landing LeBron James. There's also not much point wondering what the Yankees need to do to pull themselves together next season. The ... More >>

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    October 20, 2010

    Click Your Heels, Say, "The Yankees Can Win Three Straight"

    ​It's too early (by a few hours, at least) to call this a T3 -- a total team tank. After all, C.C. Sabathia could win this afternoon, and if the Texas Rangers can win three straight, so can the Yankees. But if Yankee fans need anything more to be depressed about, consider that Sabathia, wh ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Why Game 1 Means More to the Yankees Than to the Rangers

    ​Everyone is saying that tonight's game, the first of the American League Championship Series, is critical for both the Yankees and Rangers. It appears more critical, though, for the Yankees for two very simple reasons. One, of course, is Cliff Lee. If Lee doesn't start until Game 3, then if ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    Yankees' Biggest Loss of the Year: The Worrying Omens

    ​Apparently I wasn't the only one who watched the Yankees' hideous 10-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Rays last night feeling that the Bombers had just bombed in their most important game of the season. There is Filip Bondy, for instance, in today's Daily News: "This was a very big game...C.C. Sabat ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Joe Girardi and the JV Squad Somehow Get Love from the Daily News

    ​Apparently there were two baseball games between the New York Yankees and Tampa Bay Rays played Sunday afternoon - the one I saw and the one written about by John Harper in the Daily News. In the game I saw, Joe Girardi, with his ace C.C. Sabathia on the hill, had an inexplicable attack of ... More >>

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    June 23, 2010

    Phil Hughes About to Get the Joba Treatment

    Hughes' rules? Apparently the Yankees will be holding Phil Hughes out of his next spot in the rotation. No, this is not an attempt by the Yanks to handicap themselves, it's some kind of convulsed plan to help Hughes' development. "This is a hard guy to sit and miss a spot," said Joe Girardi yesterd ... More >>

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    June 2, 2010

    Joba Chamberlain's Rotten Season: Time to Get Back to Basics

    ​"Other guys helped create that mess," said Joe Girardi of last Saturday's disaster in which the Yankee relief corps blew a 10-5 lead to the Cleveland Indians in a 13-11 loss. "But he just didn't make the pitches when he had to ... Joba is our eighth inning guy, and he needs to get it done for ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    Congress Considers Congratulating Yankees; Bill's Future Uncertain (Update: Bill Passes 386-17; 11 "Present," 19 Abstain)

    ​Among other urgent business, the House of Representatives is considering today a bill, introduced by Jose Serrano of The Bronx, "Congratulating the 2009 Major League Baseball World Series Champions, the New York Yankees." Among the bill's many Whereases: "Whereas this year the Yankees opened ... More >>

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    November 5, 2009

    Post Aroused By Yankee Win, Levi's Johnston, "Horse & Buggery"

    ​We certainly don't want to rain on our own Crazy Yankee Chick's parade, but we have to note how aroused the Yankees have gotten the New York Post. You have to scroll past bunting banners and pinstripe wallpaper to get to any non-Yankees news there today... but first, some Yankees news: Manag ... More >>

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    November 4, 2009

    Jockbeat: Yanks Chances for Finishing Things Tonight

    ​We want to make this clear before tonight's game: We're not second guessing Joe Girardi's decision to pitch A.J. Burnett on three days rest Monday night. We called it before the game. It was foolish and impulsive, based on a hunch and not logic, and it will have an adverse effect on the Yanke ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Yankees 27 outs away from their 27th Championship...

    ​I talked to my mom earlier today, and she had this to say about the World Series: "I lost any respect I had for Charlie Manuel after what he did yesterday. He knew he couldn't beat CC with Joe Blanton, so instead of trying to win by the power of their own offense, they compromised CC's comfo ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: Allen Barra's World Series Notes

    ​World Series notes: -- Did Johnny Damon's dash to third base in the ninth inning of last night's game take away Brad Lidge's slider and thus force him to throw the fastball at Alex Rodriguez which turned the game around? (The argument goes that since Lidge's slider so often winds up in the d ... More >>

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    October 26, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: WE'RE GOING TO THE WORLD SERIES!

    ​CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES FOR THEIR 40TH AMERICAN LEAGUE PENNANT! Good God. I don't even know where to begin. On the 25th of October, Yankees clinched their World Series spot with a 5-2 win. Their 110th of the season, making their playoff record 7-2, as they head into the fi ... More >>

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    October 21, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: Blowout win puts Yankees on the brink...!

    ​I think I might have been just as happy with the score as I was with the fact that the Yankees won last night. I don't know if my heart could have handled another extra innings monument to high anxiety. A pitchers' duel would have sent me into seizure fits. (Of course, an Angels' hit parade ... More >>

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    October 19, 2009

    Crazy Yankee Chick: The First Cut is The Deepest: Yanks' postseason win streak ends

    ​I don't know if I should be writing this right now. I have a hair trigger temper when it comes to baseball, and an uncensored tongue when it comes to lashing out at, well, anyone who crosses my path after a loss. It may well be the most telling litmus test of my friends. The ones who try to ... More >>

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    October 16, 2009

    Jockbeat: Why The Yankees Should Beat the Angels

    ​As rivalries go, the Yankees and Angels have been overrated by the media. Since 2002, the first time they met in the playoffs, the teams have played 54 times. The Angels have won 31 of those games, the Yankees 23; the Angels have outscored the Yankees by just 12 runs. Since the Angels have b ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Jockbeat: How the Yankees Can Win It All

    ​Several million words have been written in the last few years about why teams win in the playoffs -- or more precisely, why the playoffs are different than the regular season. Most of it can be summed up in a few words: Setting your starting rotation and having a deeper bullpen. Over the la ... More >>

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    October 2, 2009

    Jockbeat: Think Sending Joba to the Bullpen is an Easy Solution? Jim Bouton Begs to Differ

    ​"This is not meant to disparage Brian Bruney, Chad Gaudin, and Sergio Mitre," writes George A. King III in today's New York Post. "But who would have thought Joba Chamberlain would be in a fight with those names to be included on the Yankees ALDS roster?" Who indeed? But why, at this point ... More >>

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    June 15, 2009

    Jockbeat: What We Did, and Didn't Predict about the Mets/Yankees Matchup

    From our Friday Jockbeat on the Yankees-Mets:  "The odds seem pretty good that the Yankees can take at least two of three, most likely the first two. Joba Chamberlain ... has been pitching very well of late, only 3-1 for the season but solid in two no-decision starts ... "Saturday the odds ... More >>

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    March 27, 2009

    Jockbeat: A Look at Yankees Pitching for 2009

    For all the funk the Yankees engendered by not making the playoffs last year after 13 straight seasons, it's important to note that Chien-Ming Wang missed 15-19 starts because of that June 15 foot injury against Houston, and that if that hadn't happened, the Yankees likely would have been in the pos ... More >>

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    March 6, 2009

    A-Rod Rejects Surgery, Will Play With Pain. Why?

    Photo (cc) raisethejollyroger. We told you earlier that A-Rod's brother said the Yankees' third baseman was going to have surgery on a cyst in his hip and miss many weeks of the upcoming season. Well, that's what we get for trusting Rodriguez's relatives. First of all, it's not the cyst, but the ... More >>

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    February 17, 2009

    A-Rod: Shot Up With "Bole," Was Young and Stupid, Never Took HGH

    At his press conference in Tampa today, Alex Rodriguez said he didn't know that the substance he took back in 2003-2005 -- which he identified as something known in "the streets of DR" as "Bole," presumably the anabolic steroid Primobolan -- was a steroid. He referred to taking the substance as "stu ... More >>

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    August 22, 2008
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    July 16, 2008
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    May 27, 2008
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    March 14, 2008
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    November 20, 2007

    The Winter of Baseball Discontent

    We knew A-Rod would be back. Not that it solves anything.

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    September 25, 2001

    Fall Classics

    Life in the Cheap Seats Suddenly Becomes Precious

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    June 19, 2001

    Meet the Yets

    The Best of New York Baseball

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    November 2, 1999

    Sweeping Questions

    The Yanks Are Champs Again. So What?

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    August 10, 1999
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    July 20, 1999
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    May 4, 1999

    Above Average Joe

    The Subtle Genius of Torre's Yankee Reign

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    December 8, 1998

    Winterball Heats Up

    Grading baseball's off-season moves

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    October 13, 1998

    Pinstripe Destiny '98

    Inside The Yankee Docudrama

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