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Joe Girardi Will Not Be Yankees Manager in 2018

Joe Girardi Will Not Be Yankees Manager in 2018

By James Bell


The sporting world was somewhat shocked at the news coming from the New York Yankees as the announcement was made that Joe Girardi who managed the team for ten seasons will not return as their manager at the start of the 2018 season. This comes under a week after the Yankees lost the American League Championship Series to the Houston Astros.

Girardi led the Yankees to the 2009 world title, and also averaged over 90 wins a season with the team. However, the relationship with him and general manager Brian Cashman has been strained for some time, and it looks like the ownership had to make a decision to move forward with the franchise.

“With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back,” Girardi said in a statement released by his agent Steven Mandell. “I’d like to thank the Steinbrenner family for believing in me and giving me this wonderful opportunity. I would like to thank Brian Cashman and his staff for hiring me and always trying to improve the team.”

He finishes his tenure at New York with a 910-710 record, and there are certainly going to be rumors circling around as to where his next coaching stop will be. The Washington Nationals coaching position may be among that list as they bid farewell to Dusty Baker soon after their divisional series exit by the Chicago Cubs. There may be other openings available after the postseason is done, but for the time being Girardi may reflect on what happened in New York and how he could use that experience to boost another team in Major League Baseball.

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Girardi Will Not Be Yankees Manager in 2018
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Girardi Will Not Be Yankees Manager in 2018

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