Yankees Part Ways with Joe Girardi
The New York Yankees are moving on from Joe Girardi.
On Thursday, GM Brian Cashman thanked Girardi for his ten years 'of hard work' but - as reported by Brian Hock of MLB.com - also said:
"Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we've decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position."
The ex-Yankee player turned ex-Yankee manager is days removed from an ALCS Game 7 in which his club fell to the Houston Astros. Despite falling short of the World Series, the Yankees vastly exceeded expectations in what was thought to a be a building-for-the-future season.
He leaves the Bronx with 910-710 record (and zero losing seasons), six playoff appearances and the 2009 World Series.
Among the early candidates who could take over a team full of young talent and seemingly primed for success is current Yankee bench coach Rob Thompson, Mets hitting coach Kevin Long - who was a finalist for the Mets managerial post - and former Yankee and current Dodgers advisor Raul Ibanez, the NY Post reported.