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Yanks an underdog? Just go with it, Joe

Girardi should seize rare opportunity to let other clubs wear the bull's-eye this season

Updated: February 17, 2011, 9:52 AM ET
By Johnette Howard | ESPNNewYork.com

Joe Girardi hasn't managed a game yet in 2011, but he already made his first tactical blunder of the season Monday during his State of the Yankees news conference as pitchers and catchers reported for spring training.

With the Yankees already engaged in an offseason attitude shake-up -- they fired shots across Joba Chamberlain's bow, pre-emptively told Jorge Posada he's their full-time DH, admitted their starting pitching rotation is a concern and rattled Derek Jeter's cage -- Girardi ...

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