Mets are open to a deal with Joe Girardi

By Christina Cola
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Joe Girardi
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 11: Joe Girardi /

Everyone is invited to the Mets offseason party.

Sandy Alderson is really covering all his bases here. Not leaving any possible manager without a contract out of the equation. The most recent rumor that popped up this evening was that the Mets were open to striking a deal with Joe Girardi. The Post makes it clear that it’s likely he’ll stay in the Bronx. It’s still nice to dream up what having him in orange and blue would be like.

Girardi has been with the Yankees since 2008. In that time, he’s led them to a World Series victory, and in seven of those seasons finished in first or second place. It was remarkable what he was able to do with such a young team down the stretch in 2016. And as much as we hate to admit it, what he’s done with his team this year. A team that I predicted would finish nowhere near the top of the division, is now in the ALDS.

His record with the Yankees is 910-710. And even in those seasons where the Yankees finished at the bottom of their division, he’s consistently kept the team above .500. If the Mets are looking to target a manager that hasn’t been let go due to poor performance, Girardi is definitely their guy. It’s rare that the Mets would have such an opportunity.  It will, of course, come with a much higher price tag than their other options. But just think of how satisfied we’ll all feel knowing that we stole him away from our crosstown rivals.

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Baseball can be unpredictable. Maybe Brian Cashman doesn’t extend Girardi’s contract after another unsuccessful postseason run (we hope). I don’t know about everyone else, but I’ll take at least one World Series win in the next eight years.