Why Joe Torre and Joe Girardi Are Not Your “Average Joe” Managers

Posted: 23rd September 2009 by Gabriel Taylor in MLB
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For the first time since the Yankees last won it all in 2000, New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner and Los Angeles Dodgers manager Joe Torre may be simultaneously satisfied. Steinbrenner’s pinstriped crew, led by steady manager Joe Girardi, is back on top of the major league standings and Torre is on the cusp of leading his team to the playoffs for the 14th season in a row. Girardi should be a lock for AL Manager of the Year after lighting a fire in New York and helping revive the Yankee organization in 2009. The Yankees have the best record in the majors (97-56), not an easy feat playing alongside the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays in the AL East, the toughest division in baseball. While first baseman Mark Teixeira is the team’s top candidate for AL MVP honors, Girar ...

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