"He's absolutely coming back," Cashman said when asked about Girardi's contract being up.
One thing for sure, though: between the Cubs already naming a manager and his decision-making in this series, Girardi surely lost a lot of leverage. But thanks to last year's championship he'll probably get a three-year deal.
Hey, it's not like Girardi deserves to lose his job here. He's a solid manager who has proven he can take a team, ultra-talented as it may be, to the top.
Perhaps most importantly, though, he needs to trust his feel for his players more and not rely so heavily on numbers. It's one thing to use matchup numbers as a guide, but it's another to let them dictate every move you make."...
Baseball blog & comments on XM MLB 89 and others that "define the daily discourse" for money in order to please Bud Selig or vanity publisher bosses. I agree with Doug Pappas' statement: "Any writer meeting the Commissioner’s standards of ‘good journalism' should be fired.” I'm also a 'Saves Scholar.' Not affiliated with XM.