Report: Mets discussing Joe Girardi as option for next manager

After all the drama surrounding New York Yankees skipper Joe Girardi following his failure to call for a replay on a hit-by-pitch call in Game 2 of the ALDS against the Cleveland Indians, a new scenario for his future has emerged. And he may not go very far if it comes to fruition.

The New York Mets are open to hiring Girardi as a replacement for Terry Collins, a source told the New York Post’s Mike Puma.

Girardi’s contract expires following the postseason, and there have been questions surrounding his future in the Bronx, though he wants to stay in pinstripes.

The Yankees lost the first two games of the ALDS, appearing on the verge of collapse, before storming to win back-to-back games at Yankee Stadium to force a deciding Game 5, possibly helping his case for an extension.

The former catcher has a career regular-season record of 988-794 as bench boss for the Yankees and Miami (then Florida) Marlins. He’s served as the Yankees manager since 2008, and helped bring a World Series to the team in 2009.

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