LADY AT THE BAT: Cashman, Girardi Finally Talk After The Ouster

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cashman, Girardi Finally Talk After The Ouster

Yankees GM Brian Cashman is finally making the media rounds after the team announced the ouster of Joe Girardi over a week ago. The beat writers, of course, are hot on Cashman's trail, who said some interesting things earlier today about his managerial search.

Here's one thing that's beyond interesting:
What? Wasn't the reason Girardi was fired was because he DID push back, and WANTED open discourse? Don't get me wrong, I do think it's time for a change of managers, but the reasons being given are making less and less sense.

And about all those candidates (20-25 according to Jon Heyman). It does sound like that is the case. So the decision not to bring Girardi back was a hastily-made one. There's obviously a real reason Girardi was ousted, but we don't know what it is, yet.

Girardi, himself, appears to be making the media rounds today as well. Dave Lennon tweeted that Girardi is pretty sure he'll be a broadcaster in 2018, but that he still wants to manage again, eventually. Lennon also tweeted that Girardi defended Gary Sanchez, saying the pitching staff had been difficult to catch.

Don't look for Girardi on the YES Network. FOX, who owns 80% of YES may take him, but I'll bet he ends up on MLB Network or ESPN. Good luck to him, and good luck to Cashman.

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