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Former Yankees' Manager Joe Girardi Interviews For Cincinnati Reds' Job

October 03, 2018 - 4:12 pm
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By WFAN.com

This time last year Joe Girardi was getting set to manage the Yankees in the AL Wild Card game. The Yankees are under new management now and in the Wild Card game once again, but Girardi is still looking for his next job in Major League Baseball. He may be close to finding that next opportunity. 

According to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, Girardi has been interviewed by the Cincinnati Reds for their vacant managerial position.

The Reds fired manager Bryan Price after a disastrous 3-15 start to the 2018 season. Jim Riggleman took over as interim manager and helped Cincinnati to a 67-95 final record.

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Riggleman has also interviewed for the job and is reportedly highly thought of within the organization. Ex-Red Sox manager John Farrell, ex-Tigers manager Brad Ausmus, and Giants farm director David Bell have also been interviewed for the vacancy. A few other in-house candidates are also being considered. 

Girardi’s candidacy is interesting, but not surprising. The former Yankees’ boss spent nine years in the dugout in the Bronx before his contract expired last October. He finished his tenure in New York with an overall record of 910-710, and with a World Series Championship in 2009.

The Reds haven't made the playoffs since 2013, when they lost to the Pittsburgh Pirates in the NL Wild Card game. The club last won the World Series in 1990. That was their fifth championship, but they have made only four postseason apperances since 1991. 

Even if Cincinnati isn’t Girardi’s next gig, expect him to be back managing in the big leagues sooner rather than later.

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