Yankees reliever Dellin Betances is hoping manager Joe Girardi returns for the 2018 season.
Girardi's contract is up at the end of October, and there has been some speculationt that the Yankees may go a different direction as well as Girardi walking away.
Betances hopes he returns for his 11th season pinstripes.
"I don't know what's the plan with that, but Joe's always been good and I'm hoping that everything works out," Betances told The Daily News on Tuesday.
The decision first starts with Girardi, who said he will consult with his family about continuing to manage.
"I love what I do," Girardi said. "I've always said, the first thing that I do is I always talk to my family first. They come first. Because I think when you have a job, your family has to buy in, too. It's not just what you want out of life. It's everyone buying in. So I'll sit down, talk to my wife and kids and see where they're at and what they're thinking. And then we'll see what the Yankees are thinking."
If Girardi wishes to return, he may ask for more than the $4 million he was making a year considering other managers with a World Series championship like Joe Maddon made more last season.
As for Betances, he is still under contract, but is arbitration-eligible.
"I'm still under team contract so I'm guessing I'll be back," he said.
Betances had a rough ending to his 2017 campaign. He couldn't find the zone in his postseason appearances, which forced Girardi to pull the plug quickly. He finished with a 9.00 ERA after two games in the ALCS.
During the regular season, he posted a 2.87 ERA with 100 strikeouts n 59 2/3 innings. It was his fourth straight season with 100 or more strikeouts.