Joe Girardi not returning as Yankees manager

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi watches batting practice before Game 7 of the American League Championship Series baseball game against the Houston Astros Saturday Oct. 21 2017 in Houston

An eerie quiet in The Bronx with Girardi's Yankees' future in flux

"Everything this organization does is done with careful and thorough consideration, and we've made a decision to pursue alternatives for the managerial position", Cashman said in a statement. The Yankees are the third of the 10 postseason teams to remove managers, joining Boston and Washington.

After the Yankees were eliminated from the post-season by Houston, Girardi said he planned to sit down with his family to discuss their future. He has a tireless work ethic, and puts his heart into every game he managed over the last decade.

Girardi, who had just completed a four-year, $16 million contract, took over the Yankees in 2008 and won a World Series title in 2009, the franchise's 27th, but has not added another since.

After the news broke, general manager Brian Cashman released a statement in which he thanked Girardi for his years of service to the team. NY beat Minnesota in the wild-card game, then fell behind Cleveland 2-0 in the Division Series. Girardi took over for Joe Torre after the 2007 season. I would like to thank Damon Oppenheimer and his staff for their hard work in trying to find us the best players available in the draft.

"I love what I do", he said. "But I got to move forward and we'll be ready to go tomorrow".

While the 53-year-old did lead the Yankees on an unexpectedly deep playoff run, his post-season was marred by a managerial mistake during a Game Two loss to the Cleveland Indians in the American League Division Series. But the Astros swept the final two games. As Hal Steinbrenner and I mentioned to Joe directly this week, he has been a tremendous Yankees on the field and away from it, as a player, coach and manager.

According to ESPN, Girardi leaves his position after 10 years at the helm.

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