I think most fans like Girardi. I understand the move. Cashman definitely decided early on that he wouldn’t extend Girardi. The fact they overachieved this year definitely made it tougher and it would be real tough if they made the WS.
Nowadays front offices want to control the managers. It’s all statistics anyway and the manager has very little effect on how a team performs. He was there for ten years, an eternity. But it’s time for a new voice, a cheaper one at that.
In 1995 they fired Showalter then ripped off the greatest dynasty in a generation. This will be the LEAST talented Yankees team of the next six years. The guys coming up are top prospects and the free agents coming up (with the yanks under the luxury tax threshold) will be great too. Plus they could make a run at Otani from Japan as Cashman traded for international cash twice during the season.
Talent can overcome chemistry, and not everyone loved Girardi anyway. Time for a new voice. I have no idea about the new manager but I’m sure Cashman will find the right guy. I’m glad Girardi isn’t going to the Mets or the Red Sox but like I mentioned it’s all computerized nowadays anyway.