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Friday, October 27, 2017

Joe Girardi will not be back next season as manager of the New York Yankees, the team announced Thursday. Girardi just completed the final season of a four-year, $16 million contract. ... Girardi, 53, and the Yankees came within one game of going to the World Series this year, losing to the Houston Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series. In 10 years at the helm, Girardi won one World Series and made the playoffs six times.

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In 10 years at the helm, Girardi won one World Series and made the playoffs six times.

Kind of easy to do when you have more money to hire the best players.

Baseball is capitalism - those at the top keep winning because they use their money to gain advantage.

Football is more like socialism - where those struggling the most get more advantages to help keep the game competitive. And a hard salary cap keeps the richest teams from simply being able to buy victories.

That's why no one cares about baseball anymore and football is the most popular sport.

#1 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-27 03:51 PM | Reply

#1,
The fact that you don't care for Baseball hardly justifies the foolish statement that 'no one cares about Baseball'.

Egocentric much?

#2 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-27 06:41 PM | Reply

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The NFL brings in about 2.2 billion dollars a year in revenues from television. The MLB earns about 340 million.

So at least advertisers say the NFL is roughly 7 times more popular than baseball.

#3 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-27 07:12 PM | Reply

#3
Your statement stupidly says "no one". Care to restate?

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-27 08:17 PM | Reply

Your statement stupidly says "no one". Care to restate?

#4 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour

Hang on- when someone says NO ONE likes baseball, you think that could be taken LITERALLY?

#5 | Posted by SpeakSoftly at 2017-10-27 08:33 PM | Reply

Hang on, and back to the subject... Joe Girardi is considered among the best managers in the game. He will be in another uniform as a manager for a Solid franchise within a week after the World Series.

Now, Yankee Baseball YES TV is a 3 billion Doller deal. Dodgers TV deal is huge.

So here. Check it out: www.aol.com

NFL income 13 Billion per yr. MLB is second at 9.5 Billion per year. Words have meanings. When you say "No one watches Baseball" you are trying to convey exactly what? Stop talking like a 12 yr old girl. If somehow a thread about Joe Girardi getting bounced as Yankee Manager moves you to say 'NFL makes 13 Billion and MLB makes only 9.5 Billion so they are better", that's one thing, not much of a thing, nothing to do with anything in the thread, but we would maybe know what you meant. But when you blurt out "Nobody watches Baseball", Tourette's style, and think you have made some kind of universally coded and understood point... yeah...no. No you didnt.

I have no idea what that was supposed to mean, please do explain what you were trying to say. And what it had to do with Baseball managers and their employment situations

#6 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2017-10-27 10:26 PM | Reply

"Joe Girardi is considered among the best managers in the game."

I don't think it matters.
One championship every ten years is not up to the expected level of performance.
Perhaps that's unrealistic, but this probably the easiest way the Yankees can make sure the bar is set high.

#7 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-10-27 10:34 PM | Reply

The decision not to bring him back isn't about his win-loss record. He wasn't popular with the players. Management doesn't think he's a good fit for the youth movement they are working on. He also isn't as keen on using metrics to make decisions as they would have liked him to be.

As a fan, I understand that they could end up hiring someone who isn't nearly as good. But I'm glad Girardi won't have a chance to mess with Gary Sanchez anymore, as Sanchez has a chance to be the best player on the team for a long time. Former backup catchers tend to overrate defense because most backup catchers were only strong in that area of the game. He handled Sanchez poorly last season just as he handled Posada poorly years ago. Doesn't make sense to bring back a manager who can't get along with your 24 year old emerging star.

Also, baseball TV contracts are under stated in cases where the team and network are owned by the same people. Baseball has revenue sharing (despite the claim that baseball is simply "capitalism"). Why would the people who own both YES and the Yankees sign a deal that has YES paying the Yankees an unprecedented amount of money when a large chunk of that revenue would just do to other teams? They wouldn't. So YES pays the Yankees an amount that looks reasonable but isn't as much as it would an outside entity to broadcast the same games. It is accounting and not reflective of viewership.

#8 | Posted by Sully at 2017-10-28 01:57 PM | Reply

Typical Yankees, look at us, focus over here, ignore the World Series, we are what matters in the world of baseball.

#9 | Posted by mattm at 2017-10-28 02:55 PM | Reply

Typical Yankees, look at us, focus over here, ignore the World Series, we are what matters in the world of baseball.

#9 | POSTED BY MATTM AT 2017-10-28 02:55 PM | FLAG:

Typical thoughtless talking point. Other teams have fired their managers during the playoffs. The Yankees did it on a travel day. If they don't announce what they are doing now, they are at a competitive disadvantage in trying to hire the best manager because other teams are competing for the same people. The announce their decision when their season ended just like every other team does.

#10 | Posted by Sully at 2017-10-28 03:08 PM | Reply

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