NEW YORK - Joe Girardi is back in the game.Dismissed as Yankees manager after 10 seasons, Girardi has landed back in television at MLB Network.According to the Sporting News, Girardi will be a studio analyst, expected to make his debut on “MLB Tonight” this evening with Mike Lowell, Billy Ripken and Greg Amsinger.Girardi, 53, had two tours as a broadcaster with the YES Network, before and after his Yankees managing tenure. He won an Emmy Award for hosting the 'Kids on Deck' series. MORE: Steinbrenner addresses Girardi's exit for the first time MORE: Brian Cashman explains why team parted ways with Joe Girardi But once again, this is viewed as a transitional gig for Girardi, who has expressed his desire to manage in the majors again. The Yankees hired ex-player Aaron Boone - with no prior pro managing or coaching experience - out of the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast booth after parting ways with Girardi, who guided the surprising … [Read more...] about Report: Joe Girardi to join MLB Network
After spending a decade as Yankees manager, Joe Girardi has reportedly landed a new job. The former skipper is joining MLB Network as a studio analyst, according to Sporting News. The 53-year-old is expected to debut on “MLB Tonight” on Wednesday night, the report said, alongside Bill Ripken, Mike Lowell and Greg Amsinger. In November, Girardi said there was “a good possibility” he’d be interested in a national broadcasting role. "But I think working for (YES Network) would be kind of strange,” he added. Girardi’s contract wasn’t renewed at the end of an exciting Yankee season, and Aaron Boone — who left ESPN’s “Sunday Night Baseball” booth and was replaced by Alex Rodriguez — eventually became the new manager. Yankees GM Brian Cashman said the Bombers decided to move on from Girardi because of his lack of ability to communicate with his players. Sign up for BREAKING NEWS Emails privacy … [Read more...] about Ex-Yankees manager Girardi joining MLB Network as studio analyst
For most MLB teams, pitchers and catchers report to spring training in just a week with the rest of the players joining a few days later. It appears that most of baseball's best free agents this offseason won’t be among those heading to Florida or Arizona. Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, J.D. Martinez and Eric Hosmer are all still unsigned seven days into February. Mike Moustakas, Lance Lynn and Alex Cobb are also looking for new contracts, and it could be a while before they finally find a team for the 2018 season. The contract offers that the top free agents were hoping to get simply haven’t been there this winter. It seems clear that no one will be heading into the upcoming season with a deal worth between $150 million and $200 million. yesterday i heard "things are going to get ugly." today it's fair to say they are. https://t.co/RvzOf2QftL — Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) February 6, 2018 Statement of #MLBPA Executive Director Tony Clark … [Read more...] about MLB Rumors: Yu Darvish, Jake Arrieta, J.D. Martinez Could Start Spring Training Unsigned
Our annual list of 100 Names You Need to Know typically features a bevy of hidden gems, emerging talents and a very known quantity at the top of the chart.Not so much for this year's 22nd edition.USA TODAY’s winter bazaar of emerging baseball talent is led by Shohei Ohtani, the Japanese über talent whose two-way skills are about to go under Major League Baseball’s spotlight.The 23-year-old former Nippon Ham Fighter takes the most powerful résumé ever imported from Japan — 10 strikeouts per nine innings as a pitcher, a .500 slugging percentage as a hitter — to the Los Angeles Angels, and the allure of the unknown will follow Ohtani from spring camp in Tempe, Ariz., all the way through his first pro season in the USA. MORE MLB NEWS MLB win totals: How we see the 2018 season unfolding Nightengale: MLB, union show labor 'peace' can turn ugly Will he emerge as the Angels’ undisputed ace? Can he hit big-league pitching … [Read more...] about MLB’s 100 Names You Need to Know for 2018
Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Facebook Email Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Pinterest MLB record projections: How many wins for Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018? How will the Diamondbacks fare in 2018? Predictions are out. Here's what MLB pundits are projecting from Arizona. Sent! A link has been sent to your friend's email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. 2 Join the Conversation To find out more about Facebook commenting please read the Conversation Guidelines and FAQs Subscribe Today Log In Subscribed, but don't have a login? Register your digital access. MLB predictions 2018 season AL - Houston Astros | Projected record: 100-62 Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY MLB predictions 2018 season AL - Cleveland Indians | Projected Record: 97-65 Scott Galvin, USA TODAY Sports MLB predictions 2018 season NL - LA Dodgers | Projected Record: 95-67 … [Read more...] about MLB record projections: How many wins for Arizona Diamondbacks in 2018?