“He knows we’d like to have him stay and continue as manager of the New York Yankees as we move forward,” general manager Brian Cashman said Tuesday.
Following the Yankees’ worst year since 1992, there are a whole lot of questions and not many answers. Manager Joe Girardi hasn’t even committed to returning.
It turns out Robinson Cano isn’t the only one who is willing to show a little leg to the enemy. The twin mating rituals of the two most important free agents the Yankees need to address this offseason includes someone who won’t throw, catch or hit a baseball in 2014.
“I want to keep that memory of mine,” Rivera told the crowd of 40,542, second largest of the season at Minute Maid Park behind Opening Day. “For that, I apologize. You guys deserved more, but I’m being a little selfish.”
Does Girardi want to stay? Take a look at his answers during a long session with reporters Sunday morning and decide for yourself…
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he will consult his family and decide his managerial future quickly.
Mariano Rivera told reporters in Houston that his Yankee Stadium farewell was the final appearance of his glorious career.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says legendary closer Mariano Rivera can play center field in Houston if he wants to.
His 652 regular-season saves are a record, as are his 42 in the postseason. But Rivera isn’t defined by numbers.
Rivera put his head on Andy Pettitte’s right shoulder and sobbed. The end had arrived, at least for his career in the Yankees’ home pinstripes.
Robinson Cano, for one thing, might be gone next year. In truth, they overachieved in a 2013 filled with injury and PED scandal. Most teams wouldn’t have hit .500 if they lost a key player seemingly every week.
During four minutes of thunderous chanting from the sellout crowd 48,675 began, an overcome Rivera sobbed as he buried his head on the shoulder of Pettitte, who also is retiring when the season ends Sunday, and then hugged Jeter.
Joe Girardi told WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Thursday that he expects the Yankees to look a lot different next season, but is not considering himself one of the changes that will be made.
Yankees manager Joe Girardi says he’s thinking about allowing Rivera to do it this weekend, when the Yankees finish their season with a three-game series at the Houston Astros.
Bud Selig said he plans to retire as baseball commissioner in January 2015 after a term of more than 22 years marked by robust growth in attendance and revenue along with a canceled World Series and a drug scandal.