New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi addressed the press for the first time in 2017 and he touched on a surplus of topics.
Girardi, 52, is entering his tenth season as the Yankees’ skipper. It is also the final year of his four-year, $16-million deal signed in 2013.
Since succeeding Joe Torre in 2008, Girardi has won 819 games at the helm compared to 639 losses and while he has never had a losing season despite past-their-prime players crowding his roster, he has failed to reach the postseason in three of the past four seasons.
Yes, this could be his last first press conference as the Yankees’ manager, but that’s not what he’s concerned with. Girardi’s mind is set on a successful 2017 season and touched on the state of the organization as baseball returns into our lives.
Here are the highlights: