The Joe Girardi era with the New York Yankees has come to an end, as he and the team have reportedly moved on after a 10-year tenure.
According to David Kaplan of ESPN 1000 in Chicago, Joe Girardi will not return to the New York Yankees in 2018 as he and the team reportedly agreed to part ways.
In 2017, he led baseball’s biggest shock within one game of the World Series. Girardi was at the helm as the “re-tool” of young, athletic kicked off, but now general manager Brian Cashman will begin his search for candidates to replace Girardi.
Internally, options include bench coach Rob Thompson, first base coach Tony Pena while external options exist. External options include former Phillies’ manager Pete Mackanin, former hitting coach Kevin Long, former White Sox’s manager Robin Ventura and a plethora of others. Per ESPN, Cashman is seeking a candidate who “has a good feel for the clubhouse, a willingness to use advanced statistics and one who can handle the extreme expectations of fans and media in the Bronx.”
Girardi, 53, managed the Bombers since 2008 and led the Yankees’ to a Major League-best 910-710 (.562) record in his 10 seasons as the skipper. He is also the only manager to lead his team to a winning record in each of the last 10 seasons (2008-17).
He took the Yankees to a World Series title in 2009 and posted a 28-24 postseason record.
“With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back.”—statement from Joe Girardi #Yankees
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) October 26, 2017