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Did Chris Carter fiasco help push Girardi out?

Yankee Stadium Frieze

There are reports coming out that Brian Cashman wasn’t too enthused about bringing back Joe Girardi after 2012.

In 2012, the Yanks won the division, won the ALDS over the Orioles, but were swept by the Tigers in the ALCS. It’s best remembered as the year when Derek Jeter broke his ankle in Game 1 of the ALCS.

So what happened since then to make Cashman turn from tepid to a no as far as bringing Girardi back now?

Time, for one. He may have decided that Girardi was burned out.

You also wonder about the handling of Chris Carter, as well as the handling of some other players.

Carter was signed as insurance in case Greg Bird struggled. As we know, Bird had a great spring training, got hurt at the end, started the year off with a horrendous 6 for 60, went down, and eventually needed surgery on his ankle.

It wasn’t until September and the postseason that we got glimpses of the real Greg Bird.

Meanwhile, Chris Carter was filling in and doing a poor job. The Yanks had to release him after he hit .201-8-26 in 62 games, OPS+71. His defense was poor, also.

At one point, when asked about Carter, Girardi answered “he’s what we have.” Not a ringing endorsement.

It seems Girardi wanted to move Carter out before the front office did. The front office wanted to give Carter more time to come around.

Eventually it became obvious to all that the Yanks had to move on from Carter. He was terrible.

While I am kind of neutral as far as should Girardi have stayed or have been let go (I’m more concerned with who the replacement will be and that person’s qualifications), and I did have issues with some of Girardi’s managing, on this one I have to agree with Girardi.

Chris Carter stunk.

But was the disagreement over Carter the straw that broke the camel’s back?

I hope not, because on this one, Girardi was right.

 

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Minor League Report. SWB down 2 games to 1, Trenton gets swept.

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AAA: SWB lost Game 3 of the International League Finals and is down two games to one in the best of five series. They lost 6-2. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits, RBI. 1B Garrett Cooper 2 hits, SS Jonathan Diaz 2 hits.

Adams (Loss) 4 IP, 3 R, 2 ER, 3 H, 3 W, 6 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Mantiply 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 3 K.
Coshow 2/3 IP, 3 R, 3 H, 2 W, 1 K.
Feyereisen 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Pena 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K.
Frare 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton lost Game 3 and got swept in the Eastern League Finals, losing 4-2, getting just four hits. CF Rashad Crawford 2 hits, RBI.

Carter (Loss) 4 2/3 IP, 4 R, 6 H, 3 W, 2 K.
Espinal 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K.
Schwaab 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K
Carroll 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 1 K.

Minor League Report. Trenton advances, Charleston eliminated.

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AAA: SWB took a two games to one lead over Lehigh Valley (Phillies’ affiliate) with a 6-1 win Saturday. 2B Donovan Solano 3 hits, 2 RBI. LF Billy McKinney a 2-run HR. CF Mason Williams 2 hits.

Lail (Win) 6 IP, 1 R, 7 H, 1 W, 5 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Gomez 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Coshow 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

AA: Trenton won 9-1 to take the series three games to one over Binghamton. They advance to the Eastern League Championship Series, where they will play Altoona (Pirates’ affiliate).

RF Jeff Hendrix and SS Thairo Estrada each had 3 hits and 2 RBI.

Carter (winner) 6 1/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Espinal 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Tarpley 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K.

Low A: The Charleston Riverdogs season is over after they were eliminated in the third and deciding game of their semifinals against Greenville, 5-0. Charleston got just four hits in the game.

Green (L) 5 1/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Trieglaff 2 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Wivinis  2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (86-50) won 8-4 over Rochester. RF Tyler Austin HR, 3 RBI. Rehabbing DH Matt Holliday 1 for 3, 2 walks. 1B Ji Man Choi 2 doubles, 2 RBI. 2B Donovan Solano 2 hits. 3B Miguel Andujar 2 hits, RBI.  (Andujar is .323-16-81 at AA/AAA this year, and in his one MLB game was 3 for 4 with 4 RBI. So the bat is there but apparently the Yanks don’t like his defense so far. He’s only 22. But given what they’ve received from Headley and Frazier….)

For those in the Lehigh Valley and who are Iron Pigs’ fans, well they have had and have (tonight) to root for SWB. Lehigh Valley is 2 back of Rochester for a playoff spot, with just a handful of games to go. So they need help from SWB.

German (W, 7-2, 2.83) 5 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 3 W, 4 K.
Holder (H, 1) 2 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 1 W, 1 K. 1.88
Heller 1 2/3 IP, 1 R, 0 ER, 1 H, 2 W, 0 K. 2.88
Feyereisen 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 0 K. 2.55

AA: Trenton (89-46) won 2-1. 2 hits, solo HR for DH Garrett Cooper, on rehab. He had 2 of Trenton’s 3 hits.

Carter (W, 3-1, 3.26) 6 IP, 1 R, 5 H, 1 W, 1 K.
Espinal (H, 4) 2 IP, 0 r, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.56
Brewer (S, 11) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 1.34

High A: Tampa (82-49) swept a DH.

Reg. Sched. Game: Won 4-3. LF Alexander Palma, 3-run HR.

Keller (W, 5-3, 2.90) 6 IP, 3 r, 8 H, 1 W, 6 K.
Foley (S, 6) 1 Ip, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 1 K. 2.17

Makeup of 8/28 rainout: Won 7-2. 2B Kyle Holder 3 hits, HR, 2 RBI, triple shy of cycle. CF Estevan Florial 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. 1B Chris Gittens solo HR (all three going to Arizona Fall League). DH/2B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits, RBI.

Rosa (W, 3-0, 4.32) 5 2/3 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 0 W, 5 K.
Harris 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 0 K. 2.77

Low A: Charleston (74-60) won 2-0. DH Dermis Garcia 2-run HR. Charleston got only 3 hits. Charleston’s magic # to clinch a playoff spot is 1.

Nick Green 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 9 K. 4.40
Morris (W, 6-2, 2.63) 2 2/3 IP, 0 r, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.
Wivinis (S, 3) 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 0.00

Finally, former Villanova basketball coach Rollie Massamino died. He coached Villanova to the upset over Georgetown for the NCAA basketball title on April 1, 1985, one of the greatest games, and biggest upsets, in NCAA basketball history.

Minor League Report.

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AAA: SWB (79-47) won 3-0. 3 hits, inc. HR 3B Miguel Andujar, triple short of the cycle. 2 RBI. 2 hits, RBI RF Jake Cave. DH Starlin Castro 1 for 4.

German (W, 5-2, 2.91) 7 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 2 W, 9 K.
Gallegos (S, 5) 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 2 K. 1.54

AA: Trenton (82-43) won 2-0. Both RBI DH Mike Ford. LF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits.

Carter 5 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 1 W, 2 K. 2.77
Tarpley (W, 1-0, 0.00) 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 3 K.
Sosebee (S, 1) 2 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 3 K. 0.00

High A: Tampa (76-48) won 3-2. DH Matt Holliday 0 for 4, 2 strikeouts. SS Kyle Holder 3 hits. CF Trey Amburgey and C Donny Sands 2 hits each.

Abreu 3 2/3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 3 W, 4 K. 4.73
Hebert (W, 1-1, 5.40) 4 1/3 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K, gave up 1 HR.
Frawley (S, 1) 1 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 1 K, 2.20

Low A: Charleston (69-56) lost 3-1. SS Oswaldo Cabrera 2 of Charleston’s 4 hits.

Nelson (L, 2-11, 4.73) 4 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 3 W, 3 K. Gave up 1 HR.
Diehl 4 1/3 IP, 0 R, 4 H, 1 W, 2 K. 3.32

Minor League Report. Bird starts rehab today, Castro soon.

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Greg Bird begins his rehab today (Wednesday) and Starlin Castro is expected to do so on Friday.

AAA: SWB’s game was suspended because of rain. It’ll be completed today with the regularly scheduled game then following (Bird should be in that one). SWB was losing 5-2 in the fifth at the time of the suspension.

AA: Trenton (78-42) gave up 2 in the top of the 11th and lost 6-4. 2B Nick Solak 4 hits, 2 doubles, triple, 2 RBI. SS Thairo Estrada 3 hits, 2 RBI. CF Jeff Hendrix 2 hits.

Carter 3 2/3 IP, 3 R, 8 H, 0 W, 3 K. 3.18
Pena 2 2/3 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 0 W, 2 K. Gave up 1 HR. 1.50
Gomez 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 1 W, 3 K. 1.57
Carroll (L, 1-5, 3.10) 2 IP, 2 R, 4 H, 1 W, 3 K.

High A: Tampa (75-46) won 8-2. LF Devyn Bolasky 3 hits, HR shy of the cycle, 3 RBI. C Donny Sands 2 hits, RBI. 2 hits 2B Kyle Holder. 2 RBI CF Trey Amburgey. Tampa pitchers K’d 12.

Hebert 4 1/3 IP, 2 R, 6 H, 1 W, 4 K. 6.32
Frare (W, 1-2, 4.57) 2 2/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 1 W, 6 K. Nice.
Frawley 2 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 2 K. 2.35

Low A: Charleston (66-54) lost 2-1. C Ryan Lidge (cousin of former MLB closer Brad Lidge) 2 hits, RBI.

Nelson (L, 2-10, 4.67) 5 IP, 2 R, 3 H, 5 W, 8 K.
Diehl 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.51
DeCarr 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 0 K. 5.87

Minor League Report. Hicks HRs on rehab, Tampa K’s 25.

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AAA: SWB (75-41) won 2-1. CF Mason Williams, RF Jake Cave (.358) & SS Cito Culver had 2 hits each. Rehabbing 1B Tyler Austin 1 for 3 with a walk and run scored. I don’t know if Cessa got hurt, or what.

Cessa 2 1/3 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 3 W, 5 K. 3.45
Cortes 4 IP, 1 R, 4 H, 0 W, 3 K. 1.17
Gallegos (W, 4-1, 1.69) 1 2/3 IP, 0 R, 3 H, 0 W, 1 K.
Heller (S, 5) 1 IP, 0 R, 0 H, 0 W, 3 K. 2.87

AA: Trenton (76-38) lost 5-4. Rehabbing DH Aaron Hicks 2-run HR. LF Zack Zehner 2 hits, HR, 2 RBI. RF Jeff Hendrix 3 hits. 1B Ryan McBroom 2 doubles. 3B Dante Bichette, Jr. 2 hits.

Carter 5 2/3 IP, 4 R, 3 ER, 7 H, 0 W, 3 K. Gave up 3 HR. 2.67
Schwaab 1 1/3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 1 W, 2 K. 4.66
Coshow (L, 2-4, 3.91) 1 IP, 1 R, 1 H, 2 W, 1 K. Gave up 1 HR.

High A: Tampa (69-46) won 2-1 in 14 innings, Tampa pitchers K’d 25. 2B Kyle Holder GW hit. 1B Gosuke Katoh 2 hits.

Keller 6 IP, 1 R, unearned, 6 H, 1 W, 11 K. 2.86
Pena 3 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 6 K. 2.72.
Lane 2 IP, 0 R, 1 H, 0 W, 4 K. 3.09
Tarpley (W, 5-0, 0.00) 3 IP, 0 R, 2 H, 0 W, 4 K.

Low A: Charleston (62-53) lost 3-0. C Ryan Lidge 2 of Charleston’s 3 hits.

Nelson (L, 2-9, 4.74) 5 IP, 2 R, 5 H, 2 W, 8 K.
DeCarr 3 IP, 1 R, 3 H, 0 W, 2 K. 6.07