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Joe Girardi ‘Intrigued’ by Prospect of Being New York Yankees General Manager

the 1995 offseason, New York Yankees general manager Bob Watson and new manager Joe Torre made some bold moves. They allowed free agent catcher Mike Stanley to sign with the Boston Red Sox and acquired Joe Girardi from the Colorado Rockies.

Stanley was an offensive force that Girardi couldn't come close to matching.

In his three seasons as the Yankees' regular catcher, Stanley batted .290, hit 61 home runs, and drove in 224 runs. Girardi, in seven years with the Chicago Cubs and then the Rockies, had hit .269 with 18 home runs and 190 RBIs.

Torre told Murray Chass of the New York Times why he was pleased to acquire Girardi.

"It depends on what's important to you," said Torre at the time. "My priority is a catcher...When a pitcher has ...

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