|Joe Girardi has accepted the job as the manger of the New York Yankees. Girardi was offered the job over to great guys. Don Mattingly was a lot of the fans choices, Tony Pena is a great player motivator that can get a lot out of his players. The Yankees decided to pick experience over popularity. Girardi in my opinion is the better choice. Mattingly was an all around good player, but what experience does he have? Sure he has been with the Yankee the last couple of years as hitting instructor and bench coach. Girardi took the youngest team with the lowest payroll in baseball to an above 500 record and almost got them in the playoffs.
My feeling is Joe Girardi, knows the game well. He was a catcher so he will be able to judge his pitchers and when they are needed to be pulled. This also may help the Yankees bring back player such as Marino Rivera and Jorge Posada.
I will say it now Joe Girardi is going to win Manger of the Year next year and the Yankees are going to close down Yankee Stadium with another World Series Ring.
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