TSN TV Schedule TSN2 TV Schedule
MLB

With expiring contract, Yanks' Girardi to consider future

{eot}
The Canadian Press
9/29/2013 4:41:13 PM
Decrease Text SizeIncrease Text Size
Text Size

HOUSTON -- New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi won't need long to decide his future.

Wrapping up his sixth season with the Yankees at the end of a three-year deal, Girardi said Sunday he wants to discuss his future with his wife and three school-aged children.

"It's not my personality to drag things out," said Girardi, speaking before Sunday's season finale against Houston. "I've always been a guy that likes to know what I'm going to do the next day."

Girardi replaced Joe Torre after the 2007 season and says he hadn't thought about whether he would be managing his last game for the Yankees. He says he would be up for the challenge of getting to the Yankees back to the playoffs.

The fifth-youngest manager in the majors, Girardi turns 49 on Oct. 14. He was out of managing for a year after leading the Florida Marlins in 2006, when he was selected NL Manager of the Year despite a 78-84 record.

Girardi said his family has not pushed him one way or another.

"We've talked about it, but we'll sit down and actually have a real pow-wow around the dinner table probably is what we'll do," he said. "And then we'll go from there."

The Yankees made the playoffs in all 12 years under Torre before missing in 2008, Girardi's first season, and this year.

There's plenty of roster uncertainty with the retirement of closer Mariano Rivera and left-hander Andy Pettitte, and Derek Jeter and Mark Teixiera dealing with injuries. One area that will be settled this winter: how much of Alex Rodriguez's 211-game suspension will stick.

"There's no challenge that really scares me that I would ever shy away from," Girardi said. "So that has very little impact on its whatsoever."

Joe Girardi (Photo: The Canadian Press)

zoom

(Photo: The Canadian Press)
Share This

Share This

Add to FacebookAdd to DiggAdd to FarkAdd to TwitterAdd to Stumble UponAdd to Reddit
Print this Story



  • [1] Felix Hernandez, SP, Seattle Mariners
  • [2] Mike Trout, CF, L.A. Angels of Anaheim
  • [3] Andrew McCutchen, CF, Pittsburgh
  • Top 200 - updated July 29
Baseball Canada

Keep up with the latest on Canada's national programs from the governing body for amateur baseball in Canada.


Baseball Canada Website

Podcasts

TSN 1050: Blue Lunch: July 9 - John McDonald

LA Angels infielder, John McDonald joined Blue Lunch to discuss his career from the time he left Toronto to the present.

TSN 1050: Late Night Game Night: Scott MacArthur - June 3rd

TSN 1050 Blue Jays Analyst Scott MacArthur joined Gareth Wheeler to recap the Blue Jays 5-3 win over the Detroit Tigers along with more Jays talk.

TSN 1050: The Baseball Podcast: May 28 - Episode 6

Scott MacArthur's sixth episode of The Baseball Podcast.


More Podcasts

© 2014
All rights reserved.
Bell Media Television