Re: Mesoraco makes team, Olivo down or gone
Originally Posted by Mutaman
But that's not how you win championships. Example: In 1996, Joe Torre, one of the greatest offensive catchers who ever lived, was hired to manage the Yankees. At that time the Yankees had a catcher named Mike Stanley who was a big time 30 HR a year guy. But Torre insisted the Yankees not resign Stanley and instead get Joe Girardi who couldn't hit his way out of a paper bag. Why? 3 rings in the next 4 years. Torre knew catching was about so much more than being able to hit.
Mike Stanley was a horrible catcher. Not just bad, horrible. And Girardi lost his starting job to good hitting, modest fielding Jorge Posada in 1998 (and the Yankees went on to become a dynasty).
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