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Girardi on verge of extension with Yankees

Posted on: October 27, 2010 2:50 pm
Edited on: October 27, 2010 3:17 pm
There won't be any drawn-out negotiations in New York, as the Yankees are set to complete a contract extension with Joe Girardi.

The new deal, as the New York Post reports, will pay Girardi between $9 and $10 million over the next three seasons, which may be enough to vault him into the top five most-paid managers in the game.

The deal could be finalized Wednesday or Thursday, and put Girardi on the road towards six seasons as skipper. That would make him the sixth Yankees manager to serve six or more consecutive seasons as manager, behind Joe Torre (12), Buck Showalter (4), Ralph Houk (7, 10 total), Casey Stengel (12), Joe McCarthy (15-plus) and Miller Huggins (11-plus).

 -- Evan Brunell

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Since: Oct 18, 2007
Posted on: October 27, 2010 3:49 pm

Girardi on verge of extension with Yankees

It's not a report that I am either excited or disgusted about.  I only hope that Joe has learned from the failures of this season and understands the reasons why they simply did not show any heart or effort in the ALCS.  Joe has enough MLB managerial experience now, and a WS ring on his finger to know what makes a winner and what doesn't.  This team as the current lineup stands, absolutely had no fire and certainly no passion.  To underachieve the last 60 games of the regular season and not fix the problem is what concerns me most.  Cashman is just as accountable as Joe and the players are.

The one good thing about bringing him back is that it maintains some consistancy.  Players are familiar with him, and he with the players.  Hopefully there will not be a need to overmanage next year.

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