New York Yankees: 5 candidates to succeed Joe Girardi

The Joe Girardi era in New York has officially come to an end as the team announced that they will be looking for a new skipper in 2018.

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The New York Yankees hired Joe Girardi to be the successor of Hall of Famer Joe Torre in the winter of 2007.

After a tough start and injury ridiculed 2008 season, the Yankees found themselves outside the playoff picture in the final year of the old Yankee Stadium. Girardi would lead the Yankees to a championship in 2009 and never had a losing season as Yankee skipper.

This season, the Yankees were not expected to do much and finish towards the bottom of the AL East. Girardi always believed in his young team and they rewarded him by getting to the seventh game of the American League Championship Series. New York fell just one win short of making it back to the World Series and Girardi was a major force in getting them to that point.

Now, just four days into the offseason, the Yankees announced that Girardi will not be back as manager next season. There are rumors out that the Yankees’ front office and Girardi did not see eye to eye on decisions and that was the driving force for Girardi not returning.

With Girardi gone, the Yankees have a hole that needs filling, one that won’t be easy to replace because Girardi is one of the best in the game.

Here are some potential replacements for Bronx Bombers.

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