Joe Girardi Out as Manager of the Yankees

Joe Girardi Out as Manager of the Yankees

Joe Girardi Out as Manager of the Yankees

The New York Yankees announce that they will not be re-signing Joe Girardi as manager.

Sources confirmed the news to FanRag Sports and are now suggesting that the tension between Girardi and the club's front office, including general manager and senior vice president Brian Cashman, has bubbled up in recent days, and that the decision appears to be more about what the Yankees wanted rather than Girardi's wishes. "Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we've chose to pursue alternatives for the managerial position". Candidates Alex Cora and Mickey Callaway would of been viable options, but they have taken jobs with the Boston Red Sox and New York Mets, respectively. The Yankees are the third of the 10 postseason teams to remove managers, joining Boston and Washington.

In addition, they nearly came back from a 2-0 deficit against the Astros in the ALCS.

Doesn't seem like that's the case. but either way, Mayor G says Girardi should have no problem finding his next gig - 'cause he's already a bona fide Hall of Famer! NY made the decision for him. "He should take great pride in our accomplishments during his tenure".

Girardi, in a separate statement, said that he appreciated the organization having given him the opportunity to lead the team for the last decade. NY beat Minnesota in the wild-card game, then fell behind Cleveland 2-0 in the Division Series. His 910 regular-season wins rank sixth in franchise history, trailing Joe McCarthy (1,460), Joe Torre (1,173), Casey Stengel (1,149), Miller Huggins (1,067) and Ralph Houk (944).

"I love what I do". "But I got to move forward and we'll be ready to go tomorrow".

The Yankees, who were believed to be rebuilding this past season, came one game away from playing in the World Series. But the Astros swept the final two games.

Like Girardi and all members of his coaching staff, Cashman's contract also expires on the same date.

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