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I thought he was getting shit-canned if the Yanks didn't beat the Indians.

It does seem a litle absurd in light that he was won four championships, but then again the last seven years have been dry.

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Its not his fault that they have no decent pitching.

They have plenty of hitting, but no real pitching yet again.

Cashman should be the one to be fired

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If George wanted to fire Torre, he would have done it by now.

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George is half a vegetable at this point.  When was the last time anyone actually saw or heard from him?  Not press releases, but really him?  Osama Bin Laden gets out more these days, and is healthier.  It's not his call, the kids are in charge now.

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mike3775 wrote: Its not his fault that they have no decent pitching.


Mike hit the nail on the head right there. That was obvious during the series with The Tribe.

Go Tribe!!

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I think if they were going to shitcan can him they would have done it already.

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Mattingley apparently wants no part of managing the yanks right now, so with him out of the picture I would expect the decision to be delayed a bit longer.

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khawk wrote: Mattingley apparently wants no part of managing the yanks right now, so with him out of the picture I would expect the decision to be delayed a bit longer.

His agent denies that  lol

Honestly, I think Torre should stay, and the GM should go.  And if the same thing happens again next year, then he should be fired

Of course its not Torre's fault that A-Rod puts up monster numbers in the regular season, and then becomes a meek little boy afraid of a fastball in the post season.

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What's the point in making a decision today or next week vs a month from now?

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You need time to get the replacement you want obviously.  A few could be snatched up by next month.

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Tim Kerchician(sp?), you know the ESPN baseball guy that isn't a president of Red Sox nation, said something very smart last night while I was listening, and he said "that the Yankees need to hire someone who will be able to withstand the pressure of that market, and sadly, Mattingly isn't capable of it, neither is Girardi, nor LaRussa".  And right nowm, those are the top 3 picks for the Yanks right now.

Torre seems to be able to handle the pressure, and I actually agree with him, the other 3 probably won't be able to handle the pressure

Of course, I would love to see a Dennis Green level meltdown from LaRussa on TV  :)

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No word on Torre yet but it appears that Ron Guidry will not be back as pitching coach. His reported replacement....Dave Eiland. LAF,HBF and other long time Yankee fans should appreciate this.

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Dave Eiland replacing Ron Guidry.  That just doesn't sound right.

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This cannot be good.  Dave Eiland was the "perenial prospect" at AAA that was just horrible in the pros.  What he knows about pitching compared to Guidry?  I can't imagine much.

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HBF wrote: This cannot be good.  Dave Eiland was the "perenial prospect" at AAA that was just horrible in the pros.  What he knows about pitching compared to Guidry?  I can't imagine much.

I forgot to link the story but it says he was the one who worked with Joba, Hughes and Kennedy in the minors.

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http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=3067357

The only positive thing I remember about Eiland was his debut when he pitched a no hitter for like 8 innings. It was all downhill from there.

 

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I'm sure Rossi is bumming the Yanks didn't get Dusty Baker. :D

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I'm holding out hope for Bobby V.

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Yankees should hire Wade Taylor back as pitching coach. Too bad they scapegoated him for no apparent reason as an advance scout after the Tigers series.

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You can always get Jeff Johnson and/or Scott Kameniecki as bullpen coach, maybe Oscar Azocar as Baserunning coach, and Alvaro Espinoza as the 3B coach (you ever see that guy slide?).  Mel Hall can be "Lifestyle Coach" during spring training, and Pascual Perez can be the driving instructor.

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Only if I can have Luis Aguayo to teach how to field as well.

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I think the need to bring in Bobby Meachem and Dale Berra as base running coaches. Remember the time Fisk tagged both of them out at homeplate.

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Steve Balboni would be my choice for strength & conditioning coach.

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Steve Trout as the teams mental conditioning coach.

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Well that's that.  Offered 1 year at a pay cut with an extra million per playoff round and he turned it down.  So both sides save face without anyone getting fired, which I'm sure was the intent.

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Let the Mike Pagliarulo era in New York begin.

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Let's hope it's Girardi. 
I fucking hate LaRussa.

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Girardi is really the most logical choice by far.

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How many managers can handle working for the Steinbrenners ?
It's time for Bobby V to return to the major leagues.

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lobo316 wrote: How many managers can handle working for the Steinbrenners ?
It's time for Bobby V to return to the major leagues.


Fuck that cunt.  I lost all respect for him when he didn't play Tony Gwynn in the All-Star Game.  This was at a time when the fucking game didn't count for anything.  Gwynn was added to the team as a MLB legend, or some shit, and Valentine doesn't play him.  Then he makes some bullshit claim that he didn't know he was allowed to put him in the game.  When the A.L. put Kirby Puckett (The A.L. Legend) in the game that didn't tip you off?

 

What a fuckin' cunt.



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