Results for tag: Joe Girardi
Posted by: Larry Fleisher on Sep 23, 2010 at 02:19:56 AM

When you are a team contending for the World Series, the six months you hope to be playing can be equated to a war that is played out on the field. Over the course of time, there will be small battles and occasionally a manager will concede.

In other words you are losing the battle to win the war and that is what happened last night.

Though Joe Girardi might not have envisioned a two-hour rain delay ending A.J. Burnett’s night after three innings and 51 pitches, he might have been thinking about the bigger picture when it comes with bullpen usage when encountering those circumstances.

That is the advantage of 40-man rosters after Sept 1, something that has existed since 1968 and recently become a popular topic to debate.

So what Girardi tried to do is get through a game with his

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