Well obviously the players had a lot to do with it, but I think he was the perfect guy for the job. They'll be stupid if they hire Girardi. His style worked with the Marlins because they were a young team that needed discipline. I don't see his style working with the star power that's in New York
i think you could have put 10 other competent managers in Torre's spot and got similar results.
I think that the Yankees need a motivator, anyone watching the Yankees can see they don't respond to Joe anymore. The last few years they have played like sh*t the first half of the season and only turned it on when they had too, and then anytime they face a young hungrier team in the playoffs, they lose despite having superior talent. The team has become complacent. It's not particularly Joe's fault, but they need a new direction and a new motivator