When New York Yankees’ manager Joe Girardi’s contract expires this season, a crosstown rival could be a landing spot if he were to leave.
Mike Puma of the NY Post is reporting that the Mets are open to hiring New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi as Terry Collins’ replacement following the postseason.
This report comes shortly after Girardi failed to call for a replay in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians, costing the contest. Although nothing authentic has come up about his future and one could expect him to stay, the Yankees could be in the ALCS right now if it weren’t for Girardi’s blunder.
Mets’ general manager Sandy Alderson has already had talks with former Detroit Tigers’ manager Brad Ausmus, but if he’s not ready to declare a full rebuild, Girardi could be his guy.
From the Yankees’ perspective, however, it seems likely that they’ll retain his services at season’s end. Girardi is the only current manager to lead his team to a winning record in each of the last 10 seasons and has made the postseason in six separate seasons since taking the helm, trailing only the Los Angeles Dodgers for most by any team since 2008. Despite one mistake, there’s no denying that the front office is very high on the work he’s done since succeeding Joe Torre.
If this long-shot scenario comes to fruition and Girardi is hired by Alderson after parting ways with the Yankees, he would join Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra, and Dallas Green as managers who have managed the Mets after managing the Yankees beforehand (Puma notes this in his report as well).