Mark Teixeira‘s recent statement that he may consider bunting more this season against the shift has unsurprisingly sparked a diverse array of reactions around the blogosphere. These include assertions that the Yankees didn’t give him a huge contract to bunt, and that he should instead focus on hitting the ball to the opposite [...]
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In what was, for the most part, a pretty perfect Opening Day for the Yankees, the decision to have Brett Gardner bunt twice seemed to be the lone negative for Yankees fans. I have suggested on many an occasion that the “almost all bunts are bad” position that many fans [...]
Girardi also believes Brett Gardner should make bunting more a part of his game…
While some derided this as a ridiculous attempt by the manager to tell his high-OBP player to make [...]
When your team goes through its worst stretch of the season, losing seven of its last eight including its first four-game losing streak of the season, there’s bound to be second-guessing of the manager by the barrelful.
One of the common complaints that I hear about Joe Girardi is that he bunts too often with a lineup that is extremely powerful, often playing for one run rather than allowing his offense freedom to hang a crooked number on the board. While the Yankees are near the bottom in the AL in sacrifice [...]
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