The New York Yankees have a tough decision to make regarding manager Joe Girardi. The man who took over for legend Joe Torre and added another World Series to the impressive total will have his contract expire at the end of October. Would the Yankees be smart to bring back Girardi for another few years?
Apparently, it is not a matter of if New York extends his contract but when. Of course, that is assuming Girardi re-signs with the team instead of taking a deal with the Chicago Cubs or another organization.
“He knows we’d like to have him stay and continue as manager of the New York Yankees as we move forward,” general manager Brian Cashman said, according to the Detroit Free Press.
As the players on the Yankees get older, management will have to figure out a way to improve the team through either the farm system or far cheaper contracts. If inexperienced talent is the way to go, then is Girardi the right man for the job? It is true the team has been successful under his watch, but one could make the case that several managers could have accomplished what he had with the same massive payroll.
It appears the Yankees are more content on spending plenty of money, even if it means going over the $189 million luxury tax next season, in order to bring home another championship. If making it rain is exactly what New York plans to do then Girardi is the best man for the position. The reason for this is because he has experience with the veteran players. Not to mention, he does not just know how to manage in-game situations but the player’s egos as well, which is something that is not easy to do with the Yankees.