No big surprise here- he was the man Loria wanted. Talk about opposites- going from McKeon to Girardi. Although the way the team performed last year and how they reacted to McKeon, maybe someone just the opposite of him will work.
Of the seven guys who interviewed, I was hoping for Girardi. The lack of managerial experience doesn't really bother me. I wish Galarraga and Zim would've agreed to join the coaching staff- but I'll settle for hopefully bringing in Don Baylor.
Most of those criticizing the so-called "Moneyball approach" don't understand the first thing about it. Besides which, the core of Moneyball was Billy Beane's search for undervalued talent, i.e., getting the most bang for his buck.