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    Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    Sorry if I'm repeating old news, but I just heard on ESPN radio that Girardi would be fired after the season.

    Is this correct?

    If so, there's our man right there.


    *edit: I guess it's true.


    Source: Marlins dumping Girardi
    Rookie Johnson's injury last straw

    By Mike Berardino
    Tribune Newspapers: South Florida Sun-Sentinel
    Published September 22, 2006


    MIAMI -- Joe Girardi, who guided the surprising Marlins into playoff contention despite baseball's lowest payroll, soon will be out as manager after just one season.

    On a scale of 1 to 10, Girardi's chances of returning next year are "zero," according to a source who has spoken with the Marlins' front office.

    "I don't think there is any chance," the source said.

    With two years left on his contract, Girardi would be owed an estimated $1.5 million if no other club picks him up. The Cubs, expected to part ways with Dusty Baker, have been mentioned as a possible destination.

    The Marlins already are compiling information about Girardi's successor, with three third-base coaches likely to receive interviews: Joey Cora (White Sox), Fredi Gonzalez (Braves) and Manny Acta (Mets). All three have Latin roots and speak fluent Spanish, which would be considered a significant upgrade from the current English-only staff.

    The last straw for Girardi, 41, apparently was his ill-fated decision to bring back prized right-hander Josh Johnson after an 82-minute rain delay Sept. 12 at Dolphin Stadium.

    "Not one of the smarter moves of the year," the source said.

    With the Marlins still clinging to wild-card hopes, Johnson tried to stay loose by playing catch in an indoor batting cage. That he left four innings later with forearm cramping and was subsequently shut down for the year with a strained ligament did not help Girardi.

    Nor has it helped that Girardi's tense relations with Marlins management have not improved. The rookie manager and general manager Larry Beinfest "barely speak" and have "no relationship at all," the source said



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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    I would rather have Beinfest and they can keep Girardi. Beinfest has been the key to the Marlins success.
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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    I would think, offhand, that there's a strong chance Girardi will be managing the Cubs next season.
    There is no such thing as a pitching prospect.

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    Another brilliant move by Loria.
    Pessimists are well informed optimists

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    vatican's right. Girardi will be the manager of the Chicago Cubs in 2007.

    Help stamp out, eliminate, and do away with redundancy.

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    If Girardi's not available, sounds like Dusty will be. Joy of Joys!

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    I couldnt be happier.
    woo woo woo, you know it

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    If so, there's our man right there.
    Because the Reds haven't had enough ex-catchers managing the team this century?

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Because the Reds haven't had enough ex-catchers managing the team this century?
    He's firey, too. That might help quell the vox populi.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    Quote Originally Posted by dabvu2498 View Post
    That might help quell the vox populi.
    I hear penicillin works for that.
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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    If he wins manager of the year and gets fired will that be a first?
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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    Quote Originally Posted by ochre View Post
    If he wins manager of the year and gets fired will that be a first?
    Yes... but MOY has only been around since 1983. http://www.baseball-reference.com/awards/manage.shtml

    I doubt if he'd be "fired." More like he'd go ahead and take the Cubs job and be allowed to leave with some manner of dignity.
    When all is said and done more is said than done.

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    Quote Originally Posted by westofyou View Post
    Because the Reds haven't had enough ex-catchers managing the team this century?
    Actually, I just want a manager that has a pulse.

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    Apparently Cubs fans and the Chicago media have been clamoring for Girardi, but the Cubs themselves don't seem to be too thrilled with the idea of bringing him in as the new manager.

    I'm guessing the Cubs will instead hire Fredi Gonzalez, seeing as how GM Jim Hendry was special assistent to the GM in Florida when Gonzalez was winning manager of the year awards down in their farm system.

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    Re: Joe Girardi out in Florida?

    Quote Originally Posted by BuckeyeRedleg View Post
    Actually, I just want a manager that has a pulse.
    I'll settle for one that didn't squat for an inning on astroturf myself.


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