On Thursday, Joe Girardi announced that he won’t return as New York Yankees Manager. Girardi stated, “With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back”.
Brian Cashman, the General Manager of Yankees, confirmed the move by saying, “I want to thank Joe for his 10 years of hard work and service to this organization. Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we’ve decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position.”
Cashman also stated, “As Hal Steinbrenner and I mentioned to Joe directly this week, he has been a tremendous Yankee on the field and away from it, as a player, coach and manager. He has a tireless work ethic, and put his heart into every game he managed over the last decade. He should take great pride in our accomplishments during his tenure, and I wish Joe and his family nothing but success and happiness in the future.”
Girardi was chosen as the Yankees Manager in 2008 and led the team to win 27th World Series Title in 2009. But unfortunately, they have fallen short each year since. Girardi accepted that he made a mistake by not asking for a video review of a hit-by-pitch call during Game 2 of division series against Cleveland Indians. However, he has finished his Yankees tenure with a regular-season record of 910-710.
At the end, Girardi stated, “Finally, I’d like to thank the Fans for their great support as a Player, Coach and Manager and the lasting memories of their passion and excitement during the Playoff Games, especially the final six games which will remain in my heart forever.”