Just spoke to Joe Girardi, who was nice enough to return a call a few hours after he arrived home in Florida. Until he landed, he didn’t know for sure that Brian Cashman would return as GM.
“I found out around 5 o’clock,” he said. “I was thrilled.”
Girardi said having Cashman back at GM was a huge relief. “I think we worked well together and we share a vision for how this organization should move forward. I mean, he hired me as the manager. I wanted him to be there.”
Girardi said the organizational meetings would likely begin in Tampa in the middle of next month.
“Brian sounded excited when we talked. He wants to get started on doing what we need to do and I’m right there with him,” Girardi said. “I’m looking forward to seeing what we do. This was the first order of business and it worked out well.”