The excitement phrases have been so shut — virtually precisely the identical — we questioned if Brian Cashman held a clandestine seminar on what the media ought to say after Joe Girardi was exiled from the Bronx.
From Francesa, to Kay, to Waldman, to varied different commentators and columnists who dish from quite a lot of media precincts, phrases like “frayed relationship with Cashman,” or “a brand new voice is required” or “not heat and fuzzy sufficient with gamers,” or “it was about use of analytics” or “the gamers weren’t in love with Joe,” have been entrance and middle in a lot of the evaluation.
Sure, defenders of the transfer (the media gave it a thumbs up) had comparable speaking factors. And it’s clear they didn’t come from Girardi. Nothing mistaken with that. When a supervisor who had success compiling wins and taking his workforce to the postseason will get the axe, it’s greatest the group who discarded him get its “why” message out shortly — by any means vital.
So, the Yankees gained the day, getting a constructive spin within the speedy aftermath of Cashman’s choice to chop Girardi unfastened after a decade managing the workforce. Does this media endorsement have something to do with Cashman spreading constructive vibes among the many boss scribes and having constructive relationships? Does it have something to do with the very fact Cashman now, outdoors of possession, has final authority and energy? And does it have something to do with Girardi not being a slick communicator?
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Sure, on all counts.
And there’s little question Girardi, albeit trustworthy, was not an enormous winner when it got here to his postgame media periods. In small half, they offered visible proof of why the Yankees usually are not bringing him again. It takes a uncommon cat to face the lights and cameras after a loss, or some kind of in-recreation controversy, and rock regular whereas being self-deprecating. So, when columnists referred to Girardi having the character of a clenched fist, those that become YES’ postgame exhibits noticed it reside — for 10 seasons.
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