Hal Steinbrenner “can’t imagine” Yanks without Girardi
Via Barry Bloom of MLB.com:
Steinbrenner took over as managing general partner after the 2008 season when his father, George, essentially retired from the day-to-day club operations. Hal Steinbrenner said he had a conversation with Girardi about his future with the organization.
“Quite frankly, I had a talk with him,” Steinbrenner said. “I said, ‘Joe, this is something you can’t take personally. It’s something I’ve never done. It’s something I don’t believe in, and I don’t believe in making exceptions. But I can’t imagine this team without you. So know that.’ And he was fine with it. It is what is.”
Not that there was much doubt following a World Series victory, but it looks like Joe Girardi will be the Yankees’ manager well beyond this season (his contract expires at the end of the year). Girardi has had his fair share of managerial ups and downs, but, for the most part, he has done a good job. I think it’s hard to argue with that.
Hal also went on to say that he wants Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera to retire as Yankees.
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