Joe Girardi, will be going into his 10th year as manager of the Yankees when the Yankees take the field this spring, however Girardi is also going into the final year of his contract with the team. Hal Steinbrenner, owner of the New York Yankees, says no contract extension talks will take place until late in the 2017 season, that's if there will be any at all. There's been a lot of talk saying how the success of the Yankees this year will dictate if he'll actually get that new contract, rightfully so. If the Yankees were to not meet the expectation of the fans and Yankees organization this could be the last season for Joe Girardi as the manager of the Yankees.
As a die-hard Yankees fan, I'm sincerely hoping the Yankees succeed, not just to bring me the obvious joy of another winning season, but also knowing that Girardi will be able to continue to keep his job as Yankees manager. A good manager, scratch that, a championship caliber manager is not something you stumble upon everyday, so having Joe Girardi is a blessing even if the Yankees were to have a poor season. Let's be real for a second, the Yankees probably won't make the playoffs this year. The starting pitching rotation while I don't want to say is awful, is awful, and the lineup they'll be putting out a daily basis isn't going to be one of the more feared lineups in the MLB, so to have unrealistic expectations for this team is a sin. As long as the the youth of the Yankees continues to show promise and the team plays hard day in and day out, Joe Girardi should be able to keep his job. Unfortunately, that might not be enough with the high expectations of the Yankee organization and fans. To not bring Girardi back would be a ridiculously moronic move by the Yankees front office, and I'm praying that we don't have to go down that road.