October 26, 2017

Yankees Fire Girardi; Cleveland Hires Carl Willis

Joe Girardi is now unemployed.

The Yankees announced this morning that they have dumped their manager of the last 10 years.

GM Brian Cashman: "Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we've decided to pursue alternatives for the managerial position."

Girardi ranks sixth in regular season wins (910) in Yankees history behind Joe McCarthy (1,460), Joe Torre (1,173), Casey Stengel (1,149), Miller Huggins (1,067) and Ralph Houk (944).

The Post notes that "Cashman has a history of hiring people he is familiar with" so Kevin Long (the team's hitting coach from 2007-2014) and Rob Thomson (Girardi's bench coach for the past four seasons).
In Red Sox news, pitching coach Carl Willis has been hired to be Cleveland's pitching coach. Willis previously worked in Cleveland from 2003-09. He spent two seasons with the Red Sox.


allan said...

And Girardi says he will not challenge this decision.

Jared said...

Is this Junior Steinbrenner's first big 'Mattingly, cut those sideburns' moment?