Saturday, August 25, 2012

Letter to the Editor: Buffalo continues its debate

Buffalo News (New York)
August 19, 2012 Sunday

Dear Editor,

A recent letter to the news stated that Joe Girardi should be fired because of his misuse of pitchers and relief pitchers.

Fact: The Yankees have the fourth-best ERA in the American League.

Fact: Only two teams have fewer blown saves than the Yankees.

Fact: Between Michael Pineda, Andy Pettitte, Mariano Rivera, Dave Robertson, Joba Chamberlain and CC Sabathia, the Yankees pitching staff has missed more than 300 games this year.

More facts. They lost Brett Gardner for the season, the league stolen base co-leader in 2011. They have lost A-Rod for at least 40 games.

Oh, by the way, the Yankees have the best record in the American League. Also Girardi's winning percentage as Yankee manager ranks seventh all-time in franchise history.

Those other managers that could replace Girardi, nowhere in sight.

Greg Gonter

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