Archive for October 30th, 2007


Tuesday, October 30th, 2007

Signed-and-Sealed: Girardi Is New Yankee Skipper

Yankees Rumors & News

Via ESPN.com:

Joe Girardi has accepted the Yankees manager job, according to ESPN The Magazine’s Buster Olney. Girardi will sign a three-year deal worth about $7.5 million. An official announcement could come today.

Yankees Rumors & News

Relax, New York Yankees fans.

Yes, it’s been an eventful few days. Yes, on its face it seems much of the news hasn’t been good. Yes, things will be different around the Bronx next summer. Yes, the Red Sox just won another World Series.

But, no, the sky hasn’t fallen on this team. Even without A-Rod (and you can throw Mariano Rivera and Jorge Posada in here, too, if you want) this team hasn’t exactly turned into Tampa Bay overnight.

The Yankees will still be good. There is still a good talent base, and with the vast Yankee resources and four months remaining until spring training there is no telling who might end up in pinstripes next season.

Besides that, there is still a talented group of youngsters heading to the Bronx.

Peter Abraham puts it this way in his fantastic LoHud Yankees blog:

At this time last year, Joba Chamberlain was playing winter ball in Hawaii. Most Yankee fans knew him only as a name on a list of drafted players. He wasn’t even …

Has Coughlin already earned the right to stay?

Giants Rumors & News

The photo of the smiling Tom Coughlin that accompanies this post speaks volumes about the state of the New York Giants these days.

After seeming to be in turmoil in the pre-season with Michael Strahan pondering retirement, Tiki Barber running his mouth and questions lingering about Coughlin’s job security.

Six straight wins have changed a lot of things with the Giants. They are a contender, with some even saying they might be the NFC’s best team. They appear to be getting along and are so far avoiding the distractions that helped blow up last season. And no one is calling for Coughlin to be fired.

My question is this. Has Coughlin done enough that his job status for next season shouldn’t be a question? Or, is he still a second half of the season implosion away from being on the unemployment line?

Personally, I think there is no doubt he has earned the right to stay.

Let me know what you think.

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