De’Anthony Thomas Game Jersey Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he is prepared to face his employment fate following the end of the team’s season.
Girardi, whose four-year, $16 million contract is up at the end of the year, looked like a good bet to return until his decision-making was a main factor in his club’s blowing a five-run lead in Game 2 of the American League Division Series against the Cleveland Indians.
Girardi spoke to the team’s beat writers prior to the Yankees’ 1-0 win in Game 3.
These two deals were microcosms of what seems to always be the case of what we see around the deadline, which is that teams are just more aggressive when it comes to adding pitching. The question here when you look at what Martinez did for the Diamondbacks: Are we getting the trade deadline wrong?
Granted, what Martinez did was so off the charts, no team can reasonably expect his kind of impact from a deadline deal. Martinez hit 29 homers and posted a ridiculous 1.107 OPS in 62 games for the Diamondbacks, posting 2.6 WAR after the trade. Still, he had an OPS over 1.000 for Detroit too, and in hindsight, it’s amazing that teams weren’t blowing up Detroit GM Al Avila’s phone.
Limited Jersey He’s had a phenomenal run with us, and we’re happy he’s here, Hazen said.