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Joe Girardi, Yankees on verge of three-year, $9 million deal

Oct 28, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

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Joel Sherman of the New York Post has some additional details on the three-year contract extension for Joe Girardi that has been reported as a nearly done deal since early this week.

According to Sherman he’ll get a total of $9 million, which is a raise of $500,000 per season over his previous contract and would tie Girardi with Charlie Manuel of the Phillies as the sixth-highest-paid manager in baseball.

Sherman speculates that the new deal will be announced Friday, when the World Series has an off day and MLB won’t be upset about the Yankees stealing some headlines from the Giants and Rangers.

After winning Manager of the Year and then being fired following his lone season as the Marlins’ manager Girardi has compiled a 287-199 record in three seasons with the Yankees, winning 59.1 percent of his games and a World Series in 2009. His career winning percentage of .563 is the highest among all active managers and ranks 19th all time among everyone who managed at least 500 games. And he has a binder.

UPDATE: Sherman now says it’s a done deal and the contract includes “$450,000-$500,000 in ALCS/World Series bonuses.”

  1. BC - Oct 28, 2010 at 10:30 AM

    Sounds about right money-wise. BTW, who’s the highest paid manager? LaRussa, I assume?

    • churchoftheperpetuallyoutraged - Oct 28, 2010 at 10:37 AM

      Agreed, and I like the three year deal as well. Hopefully the Yanks do the same for Jeter since it’s the years and not the money that are the big issue.

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