The Yankees weren't expected to do much this season, but here they are, forcing a Game 5 against the defending AL Champs.
And once their season ends, manager Joe Girardi's contract is up.
You would expect the Yankees to give him a new contract, but there is a real chance they let him walk. The Mets are a team who need a new manager and they wouldn't mind if Joe Girardi walked across town to them.
Mets are monitoring the situation in the Bronx: https://t.co/4OXdDv9Q8s— Mike Puma (@NYPost_Mets) October 10, 2017
According to Mike Puma of the New York Post, Girardi's name has come up in recent discussions by Mets officials. However, Puma's source has also stated that they expect Girardi to return to the Yankees.
This wouldn't be the first time someone managed the Mets and Yankees. Casey Stengel, Yogi Berra, Dallas Green, and Joe Torre have all managed the crosstown rivals.
There would be a greater chance Girardi is let go if the Yanks lose Game 5 to the Indians. If they advance to the ALCS, it would be hard to imagine the Yankees part ways with him.
But if he is let go, the Mets need to get him across town that day. Girardi has always done a great job at getting the most out of a team and the Mets plan on contending in 2018, according to Sandy Alderson.
This will certainly be something to watch after the Yanks' season comes to an end.