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The Phillies Sign Joe Girardi As Skipper


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The Philadelphia Phillies will sign former New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi as their next leader, a source from Quisqueya International Sports confirmed. A formal announcement is expected on Thursday, October 24th. Girardi will replace Gabe Kapler, who was fired after two disappointing seasons. The Phillies entered last season with great hopes after signing Bryce Harper, but they still missed the playoffs, finishing 81-81 and fourth in the Eastern National League. Girardi also met with the New York Mets, and the Chicago Cubs, who left with David Ross. According to reports, the Phillies also spoke with former major league leaders Buck Showalter and Dusty Baker. Girardi, 55, achieved 10 years with the Yankees from 2008 to 2017, winning a World Series championship in 2009. He had a record of 910-710 in his time with the bombers "He will represent his franchise well," Yankees general manager Brian Cashman said Thursday. "He has been a winner throughout his career, so I do not expect anything more than the same to continue there in Philadelphia. I wish him luck. I would rather it was not in the East of the American League. I think that is the greatest compliment I could give". " Girardi began his managerial career with the Marlins in 2006, but was fired after a season. Joe Girardi was expected to make a move to be a leader again in the big leagues. He played as a receiver in the major leagues from 1989 to 2003 and hit. 267. He won the World Series with the Yankees in 1996, 1998 and 1999 and was an All-Star for the Chicago Cubs in 2000.