Within faint earshot of the pandemonium and revelry taking place a few hundred feet away on the Minute Maid Park diamond, Yankees manager Joe Girardi addressed his players on Saturday evening, telling them how proud he was and expressing his belief that even brighter days are ahead for the franchise.

The next conversation of significance Girardi must have will take place in the coming days, as he plans to sit down with his family to discuss their personal future. Girardi's 10th season as Yankees manager expired with New York's 4-0 loss to the Astros in Game 7 of the American League Championship Series presented by Camping World, and he does not have a contract for the 2018 season.

"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 my kids, and see where they're at and what they're thinking. And then we'll see what the Yankees are thinking."

Girardi turned 53 this month and had been working on a four-year, $16 million pact he signed in October 2013. Girardi said he would wait to hear from managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner and general manager Brian Cashman. Like Girardi and his coaching staff, Cashman is not under contract for '18.