**Breaking News**

As first reported on ESPN1000 by David Kaplan (@thekapman), the New York Yankees are not going to re-sign Joe Girardi to a managerial contract for the 2018 baseball season. Tweet

During his successful ten year tenure with the Yankees, Joe Girardi brought the team to the ALCS four times, and once to the World Series, winning it all in 2009. His overall regular season record with the Yankees now ends at 910-710 (.562%), which is the highest winning percentage in baseball since 2008.

After the news broke, Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) tweeted Joe Girardi's press statement, “With a heavy heart, I come to you because the Yankees have decided not to bring me back.” Tweet

Earlier the staff has predicted that Tony Pena, Rob Thompson, and Don Mattingly would be serious candidates in contention to be the new manager. Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) reaffirms the possibility of an outside candidate getting the job with the tweet, "yankees may interview people on the inside but are likely to find their next manager outside the organization. will want analytical guy." Tweet

Thank you Joe.

More analysis will come tonight!