The New York Yankees have announced that Joe Girardi will be returning as their manager.
Girardi’s previous contract was set to expire on October 31st, and rumors were swirling around that he was weighing his options on whether to stay in the Bronx or take the managerial job with the Chicago Cubs. Girardi is an Illinois native, so it made sense on why he was a top candidate for the Cubs job when it opened up after they fired their manager.
Girardi has reportedly signed a four-year contract with the New York Yankees, but the financial details of the contract have not been publicized by the Yankees organization. A source has told ESPNNewYork.com’s Andrew Marchand that the deal is worth $16 million, which includes a postseason bonus. Girardi made $3 million this past season.
This past season was rough for Girardi and the New York Yankees. Their were many ups and downs because of injuries and the off-the-field distractions that ensued. Girardi managed the Yankees to a 85-77 record this season — his sixth season as manager.
The Yankees and Joe Girardi won the World Series in 2009 which was his second season under the helm. Since the hiring of Joe Girardi in 2008, the Yankees have the Majors best win, loss record at 564-408.
Now that Joe Girardi is hired for the long haul, it is time for the upper management to see what they can do with Robinson Cano and the free agency market.