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Yanks Want Girardi to Succeed Torre

Mattingly 'extremely disappointed' about being passed over

(Newser) - The Yankees have picked a successor to Joe Torre's managerial throne: Joe Girardi, the former Marlins manager and Yankee coach who was a catcher on three New York title teams in the '90s and worked for them this year as a TV analyst. The New York Times reports that though... More »

Steinbrenners Face 'Tough Decision'

Owners won't demand immediate success from new Yankees manager

(Newser) - Yankee officials have now interviewed all three of Joe Torre's potential successors, and so far team owner George Steinbrenner and sons Hank and Hal are "impressed" with all of them—and concede they've got a "tough decision" to make. Whoever the "slight favorite" is, he'll take the... More »

Mattingly Aimed to Take After Torre

Yankees bench coach is favored by players, Steinbrenner

(Newser) - When Don Mattingly came out of retirement to join up as the Yankees' hitting coach, he already had his sights set on following in Joe Torre's managerial footsteps, reports the New York Times. "I’ve known from the beginning what I wanted," said Mattingly, who is said to... More »

With Torre out, Yanks Start Interviewing

Steinbrenner's looking at Girardi, Mattingly, Pena for new manager

(Newser) - Former Yankee catcher Joe Girardi spent yesterday meeting with team officials, interviewing for Joe Torre's old job as New York's manager, reports the Times. He'll be followed today by the team's current bench coach Don Mattingly, and tomorrow Yankees first-base coach Tony Pena will jump into the interview pool. More »

'Stupid' Feud Continues

Toronto 3rd base coach accuses Damon, Duncan of "terrible" slides

(Newser) - The Blue Jays third base coach accused two Yankees of "terrible" slides that endangered his middle infielders, a perpetuation of the bad blood between the teams that began with A-Rod's infielder-distracting yawp on May 30. Toronto second baseman Aaron Hill, however, has had enough of the sniping and the... More »

Peavy’s 16 Ks Not Enough, as Padres Take It

Rookie drills walk-off homer after Peavy fans 9 in a row

(Newser) - Stephen Drew stole the spotlight from Jake Peavy, connecting on a two-run walk-off homer off Trevor Hoffman in the ninth inning as the Diamondbacks upended the Padres 3-2. The rookie’s blast off of the future Hall of Famer overshadowed a historic effort from Peavy, who tied a career high... More »

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