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Friday, February 22, 2019

Joe Girardi confirms he wants to manage again

Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi has been mentioned as a candidate for multiple managerial jobs that are either already vacant or expected to be in a matter of months, but the former New York Yankees skipper has not commented on any of them. He did, however, confirm he is not done managing.

In a text exchange with Jon Heyman of Fancred Sports, Girardi said “Yes I do” when asked if he has interest in managing again. He later reiterated that in a phone conversation.

“I do want to manage,” Girardi said. “I am definitely interested in managing.”

The most logical fit for Girardi seems to be with the St. Louis Cardinals, who just fired manager Mike Matheny. Girardi played for the Cardinals for a brief time during his career and maintains a strong relationship with president of baseball operations John Mozeliak, though he would not comment specifically on that job.

Girardi has a career record of 988-794 and won a World Series with the Yankees in 2009. He’s also just 53, which is still young for an MLB manager. It makes sense that teams could be interested in him, and we’ve even heard him linked to at least one job that haven’t opened yet. If the former catcher wants to manage in 2019, he will likely have an opportunity to do so.

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