Joe Girardi is very optimistic about Mark Teixeira's slump.
When your $180 million slugger is hitting below . 200 and struck out 23 times in 193 ABs with the Angels, but has struck out 17 times in 86 ABs with the Yankees, one might be concerned.
(Stat courtesy of "Baseball & The Boogie Down")
Not Joe. Joe says he's not concerned because...get this... "he's still getting his walks."
WALKS! Does he think that the fans listening to this garbage are stupid?
Note to Joe: The Brothers Stein did not give Teixeira $180 million for WALKS.
WALKS don't put "fannies in the seats" as the Elder Stein once said.
The 10 year-old boy at his first game with Dad, wearing his $100 jersey with #25 on the back is not saying "Gee Dad, I hope Mark gets a walk today!"
That same Dad, who is about to go spend $30 on a couple of dogs and 2 soda's, is not standing in line hoping he doesn't miss a Teixeira WALK!
This is typical Girardi psycho-babble and I'm sick of it.
If the guy is hurt, sit him and get him well. Don't keep making up these lame excuses for struggling players.
NOBODY BELIEVES YOU ANYMORE. YOUR CREDIBILITY IS DEAD.
The fans are sick and tired of players struggling for no apparent reason, then finding out there is an injury, then saying the player is "day-to-day", only to end up on the DL. Meanwhile these lame and phony optimistic excuses are thrown out to us and we are supposed to believe it.
I don't believe anything that comes from the managers office anymore.
It's time for Joe to go.