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At current rate, Joe won't outlast Jeter

Think The Captain's in decline? Barring change, his skipper could be first out the door

Updated: October 28, 2010, 1:58 PM ET
By Ian O'Connor | ESPNNewYork.com

NEW YORK -- At this pace, Joe Girardi is not going to make it. He is not going to be the manager of the New York Yankees long enough to do to a declining Derek Jeter what Casey Stengel did to a declining Joe DiMaggio.

This truth was lost Monday under the wave of questions Girardi fielded about his aging icons, and how he planned to handle their inevitable demotions.

"It's something when I took this job I knew I'd have to deal with down the road," Girardi said at his Yankee Stadium ...

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