Posted October 09, 2013

Joe Girardi re-signs with Yankees on four-year deal

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Yankees manager Joe Girardi will return to the team next season on a four-year deal. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Yankees manager Joe Girardi will return to the Bronx next season on a four-year deal. (Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi signed a new four-year deal with the team on Wednesday, according to ESPNNewYork.com.

Terms of the deal are not immediately available, but Girardi, an Illinois native, had reportedly been coveted by the Chicago Cubs and was seeking a raise from his approximately $3-million per year salary. His current deal is set to expire at the end of October.

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Girardi, who turns 49 next week, helped lead the Yankees to the playoffs four times and won a title with New York in 2009.

This past season, New York finished 85-77 and missed the playoffs for only the second time during Girardi’s tenure. Overall, he has a 564-408 record in New York.

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6 comments
BosephHeyden
BosephHeyden

With all the injuries this team had to deal with, and the whole A-Roid thing, the Yankees finishing over .500 is a win in itself.  Granted next year they'll have to find a new closer, and their farm system isn't exactly brimming with talent, but it's still the Yankees, and if you give Girardi a good team, they'll be right back to the playoffs.

kj4027
kj4027

He won Manager of Year while coaching the Florida Marlins. His payroll for that year was 15 million. If he can win with that measly payroll he can certainly win with a 189 million payroll. The Yankees need to stop giving out huge contracts to players whose best years are behind them.

beast
beast

The Cubs are showing no signs of being a contender. There is not one star on that team. And especially not in Starlin Castro. 

UBERTAXTHERICH
UBERTAXTHERICH

@beast Theo actually put them in a worse position than they were before he got there.