Wednesday night Girardi appeared on ESPN’s Golic and Wingo radio show and said Manfred’s discipline is “not a huge deterrent for the players.” Corey Seidman of NBC Sports Philadelphia provides a transcription: “I’m not exactly sure what the right answer is, but I don’t know how much of a deterrent it is for players right now. There’s not a huge deterrent for the players and I think there has to be to make sure that it stops.”
Three years ago, the Astros . They carried the scheme over into 2018 as well. MLB punished the Astros last month and opposing players have since taken turns ripping Houston. When the usually mild-mannered Mike Trout , you know you’ve screwed up.Girardi, 55, spent the last two seasons with his family and as a part-time television analyst. He interviewed for several managerial openings the last two offseasons before joining the Phillies this past winter.
“There are some people that lost their jobs that really were the people that had to pay for it, but there were a lot more people involved,” Girardi said. “The financial gain for the players is substantial if they have big seasons because of this, so if there’s no punishment for them, I’m not sure that it stops. I’m really not sure. Because the financial gain, similar to the steroid era, is very similar. If you know it’s coming and you have a big year and you’re a free agent, there’s a lot (of money) to be made there and players want to take care of their families.The Yankees lost to the Astros in seven games in the 2017 ALCS and several members of that team have said they feel robbed of a World Series. , , . Joe Girardi, however, is choosing to look forward. The former Yankees skipper and current Phillies manager called thinking about the 2017 ALCS “wasted energy.””How do I know — for sure — that anything they did actually benefited them in a game against us?” Girardi said on Monday, after the Phillies’ first full-squad workout. “I don’t know that. I don’t know what they did. How do I know, had they not done it, they wouldn’t have swept us — or we wouldn’t have swept them? For me to assume that I know, I think, is not healthy. To me, it’s wasted energy. I’ve only got so much in a day. I’m not a kid anymore.”