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MLB: NY Yankees, Joe Girardi Agree to 4-Year, $16 M Extension
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MLB: NY Yankees, Joe Girardi Agree to 4-Year, $16 M Extension

Oct 9 2013, 6:03pm CDT | by

Joe Girardi has agreed to stay with the New York Yankees for at least four more years for $16 million.

Manager Joe Girardi has re-signed with the New York Yankees for four years and $16 million. According to Jay Schreiber of the New York Times, financial terms were not actually disclosed. The $16...

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MLB: NY Yankees, Joe Girardi Agree to 4-Year, $16 M Extension

Oct 9 2013, 6:03pm CDT | by

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Joe Girardi has agreed to stay with the New York Yankees for at least four more years for $16 million.

Manager Joe Girardi has re-signed with the New York Yankees for four years and $16 million.

According to Jay Schreiber of the New York Times, financial terms were not actually disclosed. The $16 million figure was gathered from an MLB source "with knowledge of the contract." 

A CBS report dated Oct. 9 confirms the deal also includes bonuses. 

Girardi's new contract ends rampant speculation he might end up as manager of the Chicago Cubs, with whom he began his MLB career with as a player. He is a native of Peoria, Ill. who played college ball at Northwestern.

He also thought about taking a year or two off to be a baseball analyst, but that has been put on the shelf for now. 

Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York points out the new deal makes Girardi the second-highest paid manager in Major League Baseball. 

Once he has served the entire length of the extension, he will become one of the longest-tenured skippers in New York Yankees history, a tenure exceeded only by the likes of Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Miller Huggins and Joe Torre

Wallace also adds all four of these previous Yankees managers are in the Hall of Fame and are responsible for 22 of the team's 27 World Series pennants. 

For his part, Girardi said a rich Yankees tradition and his passion for his job were what ultimately made him decide to stay.

"After talking with my family, we decided that this was where we wanted to come back. It's a special place to manage because of the opportunity that you have every year and the tools that they give you.

"The history of this organization is unbelievable. There are special things that happen here every year.

"We talked (about) the possibility about a lot of things basically that I could possibly do if I decided not to manage. We brought up everything, and we did it as a group. 

"My kids love coming to the ballpark. Sometimes you feel like you're missing things that they're doing, but they love the tradeoff, and that allows me to do what I love to do, and that's to manage."

Girardi also emphasized he wouldn't come back if the Yankees had no shot at winning another championship.

"I wouldn't have come back if I didn't think we could win a championship. I have faith in our organization. I want to be part of us getting back on top.

"I don't just manage to work. I manage to win championships."

In spite of the Yankees missing this year's postseason with an 85-77 mark, they still own the league's best record since 2008 -- Girardi's debut season as manager -- with a 564-408 (.580) record.  

 
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Yankees call up Wheeler, option Whitley

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NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have called up infielder-outfielder Zelous Wheeler from the minors and sent right-hander Chase Whitely to Triple-A. The Yankees made the moves before Thursday’s game against Houston. Wheeler homered in his major league debut on July 3. He hit .267 with two homers in 16 games for the Yankees. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wanted an extra right-handed bat with New York set to face t ...
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Yankees call up Wheeler, option Whitley

Aug 21 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have called up infielder-outfielder Zelous Wheeler from the minors and sent right-hander Chase Whitely to Triple-A. The Yankees made the moves before Thursday’s game against Houston. Wheeler homered in his major league debut on July 3. He hit .267 with two homers in 16 games for the Yankees. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wanted an extra right-handed bat with New York set to face three lefty starters in four days. Whitley was 4-3 with a 5.43 ERA in ...
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Yankees call up Wheeler, option Whitley

Aug 21 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have called up infielder-outfielder Zelous Wheeler from the minors and sent right-hander Chase Whitely to Triple-A. The Yankees made the moves before Thursday’s game against Houston. Wheeler homered in his major league debut on July 3. He hit .267 with two homers in 16 games for the Yankees. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wanted an extra right-handed bat with New York set to fac ...
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Yankees call up Wheeler, option Whitley

Aug 21 2014 11:26am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — The New York Yankees have called up infielder-outfielder Zelous Wheeler from the minors and sent right-hander Chase Whitely to Triple-A. The Yankees made the moves before Thursday’s game against Houston. Wheeler homered in his major league debut on July 3. He hit .267 with two homers in 16 games for the Yankees. Yankees manager Joe Girardi said he wanted an extra right-handed bat with New York set to face three lefty starters in four days. Whitley was ...
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Aug 20 2014 10:02pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Scott Feldman shut down the slumping New York Yankees again, and Robbie Grossman snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. Dexter Fowler had an RBI double, Jose Altuve added a run-scoring single, and the Astros (54-73) did more damage to New York’s playoff chances with their fourth victory in five meetings this season. Houston, which has finished with the worst record in the majors each ...
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Feldman, Astros shut down slumping Yankees

Aug 20 2014 10:02pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Scott Feldman shut down the slumping New York Yankees again, and Robbie Grossman snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run single that sent the Houston Astros to a 5-2 victory Wednesday night. Dexter Fowler had an RBI double, Jose Altuve added a run-scoring single, and the Astros (54-73) did more damage to New York’s playoff chances with their fourth victory in five meetings this season. Houston, which has finished with the worst record in the ...
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Carter hits 30th HR as Astros power past Yanks

Aug 19 2014 10:28pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Anyone who thought Houston would be a Yankee Stadium pushover hasn’t been paying attention to Chris Carter at the plate. After striking out four straight times, Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer Tuesday night that extended his second-half power surge and sent the Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees. "I was just trying to hit it and put it in play. My first four at-bats, I di ...
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Carter hits 30th HR as Astros power past Yanks

Aug 19 2014 10:28pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Anyone who thought Houston would be a Yankee Stadium pushover hasn’t been paying attention to Chris Carter at the plate. After striking out four straight times, Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer Tuesday night that extended his second-half power surge and sent the Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees. "I was just trying to hit it and put it in play. My first four at-bats, I didn’t do anything," Carter sai ...
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Carter hits 30th HR as Astros power past Yanks

Aug 19 2014 10:28pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Anyone who thought Houston would be a Yankee Stadium pushover hasn’t been paying attention to Chris Carter at the plate. After striking out four straight times, Carter snapped a ninth-inning tie with a colossal three-run homer Tuesday night that extended his second-half power surge and sent the Astros to a 7-4 victory over the New York Yankees. "I was just trying to hit it and put it in play. My first four a ...
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