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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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Sep 26 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

John Gibbons is what he is – the only manager in the American League East without a division title on his curriculum vitae; a low-talking Texan who is as dumb as a fox and who realizes that if 200 baseball people were gathered in a room and asked to rate the AL East managers one to five, he would finish an easy fifth. He is, in other words, pretty much what he was when the Toronto Blue Jays fired him in June 2008, and what he was when they brought him back two years ago. And for many fans of the ...
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Despite detractors, Gibbons should keep job

Sep 26 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

John Gibbons is what he is – the only manager in the American League East without a division title on his curriculum vitae; a low-talking Texan who is as dumb as a fox and who realizes that if 200 baseball people were gathered in a room and asked to rate the AL East managers one to five, he would finish an easy fifth. He is, in other words, pretty much what he was when the Toronto Blue Jays fired him in June 2008, an ...
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Despite detractors, Gibbons should keep job

Sep 26 2014 8:48am CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

John Gibbons is what he is – the only manager in the American League East without a division title on his curriculum vitae; a low-talking Texan who is as dumb as a fox and who realizes that if 200 baseball people were gathered in a room and asked to rate the AL East managers one to five, he would finish an easy fifth. He is, in other words, pretty much what he was when the Toronto Blue Jays fired him in June 2008, and what h ...
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Derek Jeter Authors One More Legendary Moment in Goodbye to Yankee Stadium

Sep 26 2014 12:25am CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

NEW YORK – Moments unspooled on the gargantuan video board between innings all night, Derek Jeter as he so often appeared: Larger than life. From heroic World Series homers to the triumphant dive into the stands to Frank Sinatra singing “My Way” as Jeter thanked the fans to the Flip Play—oh my goodness, the Flip Play. On the field below, dwarfed by history, brittle with age, Jeter took several deep breaths. He shuffled his feet in the dirt. More deep breaths. Cameras ...
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David Robertson’s Sense Of History

Sep 25 2014 10:59pm CDT | Source: SportsGrid

When the Yankees were eliminated from postseason on Wednesday night, that made the Thursday night game against the Orioles Derek Jeter’s last at Yankee Stadium. And all we wanted a little bit of history from the guy who has done everything he can not be historic (Keith Olbermann be damned). And thanks to reliever David Robertson, we got it. You cannot write scripts like this. http://t.co/hBiNlPO8MX pic.twitter.com/FsjRlFncBf — Sports Illustrat ...
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Derek Jeter vs. Orioles: Highlights, Twitter Reaction from Star's Last Home Game

Sep 25 2014 9:41pm CDT | Source: Bleacher Report

Occasionally, a confluence of events leads to a moment that makes you remember why you love to watch sports. That happened on Thursday night in Derek Jeter's final home game at Yankee Stadium. With the game tied at 5-5 in the bottom of the ninth, Jeter delivered the game-winning hit for the New York Yankees against the Baltimore Orioles, as Antoan Richardson scored from second base to give the Yankees the 6-5 win. Bleacher Report ...
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Yankees out of playoff contention in loss to O’s

Sep 24 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees were eliminated from post-season contention, wasting a three-run lead Wednesday in a 9-5 loss to Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles. Jeter went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last game home game, ending a seven-game hitting streak and dropping his average to .253. The Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1992 and ...
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Yankees out of playoff contention in loss to O’s

Sep 24 2014 3:57pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — Derek Jeter and the New York Yankees were eliminated from post-season contention, wasting a three-run lead Wednesday in a 9-5 loss to Nelson Cruz and the AL East champion Baltimore Orioles. Jeter went 0 for 4 as the designated hitter in his next-to-last game home game, ending a seven-game hitting streak and dropping his average to .253. The Yankees missed the playoffs in consecutive years for the first time since 1992 and ’93. The only other ti ...
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4 days ago

Cruz hits MLB-best 40th HR as O’s beat Yankees

Sep 23 2014 10:04pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — A day after getting blanked on one puny single, Nelson Cruz and Baltimore Orioles powered up for the post-season. Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the AL East champions pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4 Tuesday night. Cruz boosted his career high for home runs, reaching a nice, round number. "When it happens it happens, but it was good to ge ...
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Cruz hits MLB-best 40th HR as O’s beat Yankees

Sep 23 2014 10:04pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

NEW YORK — A day after getting blanked on one puny single, Nelson Cruz and Baltimore Orioles powered up for the post-season. Cruz hit his major league-leading 40th home run and the AL East champions pushed Derek Jeter and the Yankees to the brink of playoff elimination, beating New York 5-4 Tuesday night. Cruz boosted his career high for home runs, reaching a nice, round number. "When it happens it happen ...
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