Sources confirm that the Yankees have offered Joe Girardi a job as their manager. Joe Girardi, who was at the World Series as a commentator for Fox, must have impressed General Manager Brian Cashman with his managing experience:
“The Yankees have offered Joe the opportunity to become their next manager. Discussions are ongoing.” Steve Mandell, Girardi’s agent, said.
Joe Girardi has defeated the perceived favorite, Yankees bench coach Don Mattingly, and first base coach Tony Pena to become the 34th manager in franchise history. In addition, Girardi is expected to accept the offer, reported to be $6 million over three years, and fly to New York for an official announcement on Tuesday.
There are some people who were not so pleased with this decision:
“There remain concerns about Girardi’s aggressive style of handling people,” George King and Joel Sherman of the Post wrote in an article that appears on the Fox News Website. “He isn’t afraid to bruise feelings.”