Joe Girardi's report card for the 2012 season is obviously incomplete.
We've seen the Yankees play some extraordinary baseball this season, but there have also been times when the team appears uninspired.
Although Girardi's incessant need to micromanage every aspect of the game has led some pundits to call for his firing (pending a disappointing conclusion to the Yankees 2012 campaign), the team would be wise to stick with him for at least one more season.
If the Bombers fail to make noise in the playoffs this October, Yankees brass will have a decision to make.
There are certainly benefits and drawbacks to having Joe Girardi as the manager of the team going forward. However, the risks of firing a World Series winning player and manager could far outweigh the benefits of cutting him loose.
Let's take a look at four specific reasons why the Yanks should keep Joe Girardi for the 2013 season.