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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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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Derek Jeter managed to get a hit that had been most elusive. Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night. The retiring Yankees captain lined a single off Alex Cobb leading off the sixth inning. Jeter had an 0-for-32 stretch in April 2004. "I’m one for my last two, guys," Jeter said. "It felt good, man." Jeter, who lives in nearby Tampa, went 1 ...
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Jeter ends 0-for-28 slump in win over Rays

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Derek Jeter managed to get a hit that had been most elusive. Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night. The retiring Yankees captain lined a single off Alex Cobb leading off the sixth inning. Jeter had an 0-for-32 stretch in April 2004. "I’m one for my last two, guys," Jeter said. "It felt good, man." Je ...
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Jeter ends 0-for-28 slump in win over Rays

Sep 17 2014 9:26pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Derek Jeter managed to get a hit that had been most elusive. Jeter ended an 0-for-28 slump that was the second-worst of his career, and the New York Yankees beat the Tampa Bay Rays 3-2 Wednesday night. The retiring Yankees captain lined a single off Alex Cobb leading off the sixth inning. Jeter had an 0-for-32 stretch in April 2004. "I’m one for my last two, guys," Jeter said. "It felt good, man. ...
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Sep 16 2014 10:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, the fifth time a New York Yankees batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the past week. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout and was ejected after New York’s captain was hit. New York’s David Phelps was ejected by plate umpire Rob Drake in the bottom half after throwing a ...
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Jeter hit, Girardi ejected in Yanks’ loss

Sep 16 2014 10:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, the fifth time a New York Yankees batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the past week. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout and was ejected after New York’s captain was hit. New York’s David Phelps was ejected by plate umpire Rob Drake in the bottom half after throwing a ...
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Jeter hit, Girardi ejected in Yankees’ loss

Sep 16 2014 10:25pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Derek Jeter was hit on the arm by a Steve Geltz pitch in the eighth inning of a 6-1 loss to Tampa Bay on Tuesday night, the fifth time a New York Yankees batter has been hit by a Rays pitcher in the past week. Yankees manager Joe Girardi came out of the dugout and was ejected after New York’s captain was hit. New York’s David Phelps was ejected by plate umpire Rob Drake in the bottom half after throwing a tight pitch to Kevin Kiermaier. Both dugouts and bullpens emp ...
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Struggling Jeter to get night off in Tampa

Sep 15 2014 3:31pm CDT | Source: Sportsnet.ca

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — Derek Jeter, in an 0-for-24 slump, was out of the New York Yankees’ starting lineup at Tampa Bay on Monday night. New York manager Joe Girardi said last weekend he was planning to give the Yankees captain a break during a three-game series with the Rays. Jeter’s season average is down to .250. Tampa Bay planned to honour the retiring shortstop with a pregame ceremony Tuesday before the ...
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