Yankees, Girardi Agree To Three-Year Deal

The Yankees have agreed to terms with Joe Girardi on a deal that will keep the manager in New York for three years and pay him at least $9MM. Mark Feinsand and Bill Madden of the New York Daily News, who first reported that the sides had agreed, say the Yankees are now finalizing details with Girardi.

Joel Sherman of the New York Post, who first reported the sides were closing in on a deal, reports (on Twitter) that the deal includes $450-500K in ALCS and World Series bonuses. Jon Heyman of SI.com reported Tuesday that the Yankees were set to start talks with Girardi on a three-year deal worth about $3MM per season.

Girardi, 46, led the Yankees to the ALCS this year, where they lost to the Rangers. In three seasons under Girardi, the Yankees have won one World Series title and posted a 287-199 regular season record.

73 Responses to Yankees, Girardi Agree To Three-Year Deal Leave a Reply

  1. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    I wonder if girardi and cashman are going to watch the world series together? It has to be disappointing to be renewing contracts during game 1 of the world series so I bet they won’t watch it.

    • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

      If they did, who do they root for? Do they root against the team that beat them? Or do they root for the team whos ace was taken them because of the difference between Justin Smoak and Eduardo Nunez?

      • redsandyanksfan 5 years ago

        I thought the deal didnt go down due to a injury with Dave Adams?

        • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

          It did, and the M’s then asked for nunez and got rejected.

        • $1529282 5 years ago

          That’s what the Mariners said anyway… but there’s no way it was suddenly a surprise to them on the day of the trade. But, technically, yes, you’re correct… that’s the given reason.

          • Dave_Gershman 5 years ago

            Not really. The M’s then asked the Yanks for Nunez or Nova instead of Adams or McAllister respectively, and were rejected…Then the Rangers came in and subbed Smoak for Holland.

        • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

          I’ve heard Cashman and others say two different things.On occasion “other sources”, some sighting a Yankee, some sighting a M’s source say that the Yanks and M’s had a deal worked out and then before being alerted the M’s took a deal from Texas because they sweetend the deal with Smoak. And then recently Cashman made it seem like the M’s wanted to switch out Adams for Nunez and/or Nova and Cashman turned it down. Not sure what to think.

          As for Girardi I’m cool with him being signed to a 3 year deal. Team needs stability and even though there were some calls he made that I thought were wrong, I’m sure all managers have calls you can question in retrospect.

  2. CitizenSnips 5 years ago

    Aaaahahahaha. Sorry Yankee fans.

    • BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

      Isn’t it lovely that the Yankees have enough talent that we don’t need anything better than a mediocre manager?

      • Slopeboy 5 years ago

        How is it that he was Manager of the Year in the NL and mediocre now?
        He wasn’t out managed in the playoffs
        He didn’t lose the play-offs. His team was outhit, outpitched, outrun and outplayed in the field during the playoffs.
        I don’t like the way he often over manages the pitching at times, but he been to the Post season 2/3 yrs he been manager, winning a WS title. You need to cut him some slack. Calling him mediocre is just silly.

        • 0bsessions 5 years ago

          “He wasn’t out managed in the playoffs ”

          I bet Bengie Molina disagrees.

          • Slopeboy 5 years ago

            Classic second guess. I would have brought in Wood instead of Robertson. But that was not why NY lost the series.They got taken to the cleaners by a better team. You know that, from your heart all the way down to your little red booties.

          • 0bsessions 5 years ago

            Ummm…neither was brought in. The problem was that he left Burnett in and intentionally put the go ahead runner on when pretty much every single OTHER person in the US (Including A.J. Burnett himself, in all likelihood) was thinking “well, this is probably going to turn out to be a really bad idea.”

          • Slopeboy 5 years ago

            You’re correct on the timing. The Robertson v Wood was the last game of the series. But again, where was he outmanaged in the series? In the situation with Molina, what move did Washington make that outmanaged Girardi? Joe shot himself in the foot there. There was very little real managing done in that series anyway. Washington’s team beat Girardi’s by an average of 5 runs a game. Not much strategy is needed there. I’m not a Girardi lover, he drives me nuts with his over managing especially with the pitchers, but it’s not fair for all the haters to jump on him without real facts calling him mediocre. The guy has won 297 games in 3 years, if that’s mediocrity, then the rest of the MLB managers really suck.

        • BaseballFanatic0707 5 years ago

          No it’s not.

          He is extremely inconsistent when it comes to managing a bullpen in regards to when it’s time to bring someone in and when it isn’t, as well as formulating a proper lineup.

          Also, do not use the argument of getting this team to the postseason and WS at all to defend him. That was a direct result of the Yankees spending and the talent on the team, not crafty managing. Girardi exists in NY to do the same thing Torre did-handle the media and get the team riled up when it’s slumping.

      • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

        Exactly. George Steinbrenner’s corpse could produce the same results as manager.

  3. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Did anyone hear about CC having “minor” knee surgery? Espn had it listed on sports center and then took it off the board but they have mentioned it online but all other sources are referencing ESPN and no one else.

    • CitizenSnips 5 years ago

      My friend just mentioned it. Guy’s built like tank. I don’t see it being much of a problem.

    • theyankeefanatic 5 years ago

      it’s on the Bomerbeat…on the Yankees site…he is due to have surgery tomorrow..

    • Fangaffes 5 years ago

      It was in the SportsLog section of today’s Boston Globe. No source cited. They called it a “small meniscus tear in the right knee”.

  4. I hope there’s a clause in Joe’s new contract that his binder must be shoved where the sun doesn’t shine. Just manage, already, Joe! Numbers don’t tell the whole story. David Robertson may have had good numbers against some of the Rangers, but he was pitching like crap. Why continue to trot him out there? Makes no sense.

    (Rangers would have won anyway. They were just the better team in that series. I’m just complaining to complain.)

  5. Girardi 3 years signed, very good for everybody in the american league.

    • YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

      Yeah because he’s done such a horrible job against them right? Seriously?

  6. Braun4Pres 5 years ago

    I know this is off topic, but did anyone see that the Brewers have agreed “In Principle” with Bobby V???? Hope it’s all true, but it keeps popping up on my phone, and my desktop at work.

  7. Zuidvogels 5 years ago

    CC had a minor tear in his meniscus. Nothing major.

    Joe back in the Bronx is a good thing.. for the rest of the league that is. Having a manager that takes everyone down a notch almost cancels out the Yankees spending power 😀

    Yes I am exaggerating a bit.

  8. At least we know the Yanks bullpen is in pretty good hands for awhile, I’d also have to think Girardi would do a good job with younger players also if/when the Yanks decide to get younger.

  9. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    By no means am I using words like “great” to describe Joe G as a manager but to paint him as a bad manager is pure bull. Based on what information?

    -The 286 wins which is 5 more than the #2 manager (Charlie Manuel) over the last 3 years?

    -The 1 WS win and making it w/in 2 wins of a WS return?

    Surely such intellectuals won’t base their opinion on the strength of the Yanks payroll vs anyone elses? By that logic the Phillies should be playing in the WS as well this year. Any team can beat any other team in a short 7 game series.

    I’ve always felt this and I still do. A GM’s job is to build a team capable of winning a WS. A manager’s job is to prepare a team and put them in a position to win ball games. If you’re the GM of a team that averages 95+ wins every year and your best players forget how to hit or pitch over a 6 game period then that’s the PLAYERS fault. A manager has a little more to do with the outcome of a game but when your stud pitchers (CC, AJ and Hughes) give up 5-7 runs by the 4th inning and almost all of your hitters except for Grandy and Cano forget how to hit then the blame falls on the PLAYERS. And any Yankee fan that celebrated Girardi in November of 2009 and up until the end of the sweep of the Twins in 2010 but now decides to call Girardi a bad manager is simply jumping off the bandwagon.

  10. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    I am making a prediciton. Sometime the Yanks are too patient vs veteran pitchers that throw strikes. I think the Giants will hit have an easier time of scoring off of Lee than the Yanks could manage. That’s not to say they will beat Lee or how many runs they will score but it wouldn’t shock me to see them put the bat on the ball more often and squeek out a couple of runs. Sometimes you have to keep things simple against control guys like Lee and Halladay. See the ball and hit ball. Think location and not so much kind of pitch. Or he might shut ’em out. One or the other. :)

  11. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    It’s 8:18 pm

  12. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago


  13. wwy 5 years ago

    $9 million will buy a lot of binders. Heck, he may even be able to afford a laptop.

  14. Guest 5 years ago

    Solid move by Cashman. Retain one of the better baseball minds.

  15. moonraker45 5 years ago

    Joe Girardi is a bum

  16. In all honesty, I’m not upset with this as I haven’t had any real problems with Joe as a manager. I have seen a ton of comments all over the place really giving the guy heat, but he is a manager for one of the most well-known teams in baseball with a “win or die” attitude. He is always going to be under pressure and sure he has made some moves that have left me thinking “SMH…”, but hey who else would you hire to manage the Yankees? I’m curious as to who will be the Yankees new pitching coach. Would be awesome to see Moose in that position. Wishful thinking on my part though :).

  17. O971 5 years ago

    That’s more money then he made in any 3 of his playing years combined.

  18. It was obvious after the Cubs hired Mike Quade. It looks like there is a good chance Leo Mazzone gets hired as pitching coach for the Yanks as well.

    • Is he any good?

      • Yes. I wish Mazzone the best, he sure was able to develop a great pitching staff in the 90s for the Braves. Maybe he can do the same with Hughes, Chamberlain, and Banuelos. He was also able to help out veteran pitchers when they were at crossroads in their careers, something AJ Burnett could really use in a pitching coach.

  19. BlueCatuli 5 years ago

    Is it just me, or did he sign for below market value? Piniella signed for 3 and 10 MM in Chicago. Anyone else think the Cubs hiring Quade so soon cut his contract by a significant amount?

    • 0bsessions 5 years ago

      “Anyone else think the Cubs hiring Quade so soon cut his contract by a significant amount? ”

      Unlikely. The Mets are still without a manager and have an absolutely moronic ownership, Girardi still had reasonable leverage.

  20. MB923 5 years ago

    Typical fools at ESPN, as usual not doing any proof reading. Read what they wrote”Girardi led the Yankees to their 28th world championship last season.”Sorry ESPN, we aren’t there yet.

    • Fangaffes 5 years ago

      The way ESPN is always slobbering over the Yankees, it’s an understandable mistake.

      • MB923 5 years ago

        Actually for the most part when it comes to stories (And I don’t mean transactions but news articles) all they usually do is trash the Yankees, especially the writers who post on the ESPN New York section. During the whole year, if the Yankees went on a minor losing streak, all articles written about what needs to change. I think from late August to the beginning of September, the Yankees won 8 straight ball games. I went on there, the only thing posted about the winning streak was in Game Recaps. No seperate articles

        I do agree ESPN slobbers over teh Yankees, but they slobber them on the bad side.

        When the Yankees swept the Twins, most of what was written was “Different Year Same Story”. When the Rangers won, non-stop articles of what went wrong with the Yankees and what needs to be changed immediately. Not one good article about the Rangers except ESPN Dallas.

        • andrewyf 5 years ago

          It’s almost like those reports of more than half the staff being die-hard Red Sox fans are actually true…

          They’re obsessed with the Yankees and the Red Sox, it’s true. Just like many Red Sox fans are. And hey, hating on the Yankees sells. It’s in their best interest to please their viewers. They’re to sports news what Fox and CBS are to world news. I can’t believe anyone with at least one firing neuron takes anything ESPN says seriously.

        • Slopeboy 5 years ago

          All very true. Part of it has to do with TV ratings in the east. The YES netwwork, owned by NY is a regional player with Penn State, Notre Dame, Rutgers football telecasts, The Nets. English Rules Football and Soccer. As well as the usual sports panel shows on football and the Yankees features. They similcast a local talk radio sports show during the day. That directly completes with ESPN, so they very subtly give backhanded compliments to the Yankees whenever possible.

  21. Has there been any word on whose returning to Girardi’s staff. I know Eiland is gone, but what about the others. I’d like to see Pena get a chance on a return to Pittsburgh and turning around the fortunes in the ‘Burgh once and for all. Solid nucleus of young guys that I think he could work wonders with.

    • I hope Peña comes back, Rob Thomson might have a couple interviews, Mick Kelleher is probably gonna come back and Kevin Long should come back also. I hope either MOOSE or Curt Young take the pitching coach job

    • Slopeboy 5 years ago

      Pena is not going to take the Pirates job. He’s happy in NY, makes decent money for a coach, and has already taken a bad team and demonstated that he can win.That’s what he did with KC when he won Manager of the Year in the AL. Pittsburgh has prospects and has not shown that they are committed to actually trying to compete. He will leave NY only if he’s given a team with a decent chance of winning.

  22. Jman1213 5 years ago

    Look, Joe’s not perfect. He will outthink himself, and apparently his body was overtaken by the spirit of Bobby Cox with all the free passes handed out in the ALCS. That said, who would you replace him with? Bobby “Billy Martin without the alcohol” Valentine? Tony Pena? Would you bring the 70-year-old Torre back?

  23. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Not making the WS is a good thing” No comment

  24. Am I the only one that doesn’t see Nunez’s upside?

  25. gigantes2425 5 years ago

    i’m with you here. i’m a giants fan and i don’t see how your team not making it means you’re happy? i think larry should get some pirates season tickets. he’ll be the happiest guy on the east coast.

  26. batting1000 5 years ago

    winning once in 10 years is 10%…not “all the time”

  27. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    Not sure what side you’re on but when a guy says “Girardi 3 years signed, very good for everybody in the american league” then he is insinuating that somehow he’s is a liability to the Yankees and his continued managing of the Yanks makes them less than formidable. I then said ” Yeah because he’s done such a horrible job against them right?”. Salvador then came back with the witty and insightful ” with the players the Yankees have anybody can manege that team” that added nothing to the conversation and totally missed the point. The fact, is Girardi, regardless of how much the payroll is and what great players are part of the Yanks is not going to hurt the Yanks as manager and in fact has the best record of any manager over the last 3 years. So, to be a anti-Yankee fan and to act like Girardi being manager somehow helps the rest of the AL East and the American league makes me scratch my head. If “anyone” can manage a team like the Yanks then having Girardi for the next 3 years shouldn’t make anyone feel like the Yanks won’t be a force.

    You know what kills me? 3 more wins in the regular season and the Yanks have the best record in all of baseball. 2 more tins in the ALCS and the Yanks are playing in the WS. That’s what keeps the Girardi haters from opening up their mouths. So be it. Enjoy the rest of the winter bad mouthing anything Yankee.

  28. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    a) Why fix something that isn’t broke? He won you 1 world series last year and was 2 wins away from a return. I suggest that the players failures is what kept us from returning and not his managerial choices.

    b) What better managers are available on the market?

    c) Who is to say that the next manager can handle the pressure of managing in NY under the “win a world series or bust” atmosphere? Ppl under estimate how intense the media is and some managers simply can’t handle it.

    d) How do you justify firing the manager with the best winning record over the last 3 years and has a rapport with the players?

    It’s simply not enough to say fire him and bring in another manager. Ppl have to make decisions based on reality and who/what the market bares.

  29. Tko11 5 years ago

    hahahahaha good one

  30. moonraker45 5 years ago


  31. YanksFanSince78 5 years ago

    I don’t see how the guy has a point to be made. To his credit Girardi has won a NL Manager of the Year award for a team w/ a $16 mil payroll. He then goes to NY and in 3 years has won more games than any other mngr in baseball. Has won a WS. Was 2 games shy of going to another in what would have been a back to back acheivement which recently has only been done by the Phillies (2008/2009) and the Yanks (1998-2001) so to say the AL teams should “be at ease” is sort of mind boggling. If anything, you should hope that they change somehting and hope the decision blows up in their face (if you’re an AL opponent). Sometimes we are so concerned about what someone else can do that we forget what the person we have has done.

  32. 0bsessions 5 years ago

    The Yankees have 27 WS championships in, what, 107 World Series as of this year? That’s over 25% and is about as close to “all the time” as anyone’s going to get.

  33. But even his minor league numbers are pretty mediocre and he makes a ton of errors. Color me unimpressed.

  34. R_y_a_n 5 years ago

    Why do we care about 10 years ago but not 50? Why are you discounting history? To try and prove your point?

    God people like you are so annoying. The Yankees have dominated baseball during it’s existence. Mention “the Yankees” in freakin’ Ethiopia they know who you’re talking about.

    Freaking ignorant.

  35. The 1998 Yankees, considered by some to be the greatest team of all-time, didn’t even have a 30 HR hitter. They weren’t steroid bloated at all.

  36. Steroid bloated team huh. Tell me one person in the batting order who even hit 30+ HR in consecutive season. The late 90s Yankees were a great, well rounded team that dominated on offense and defense, without having anyone hit around 35+ HR.

  37. alxn 5 years ago

    Well apparently he’s the 2nd best SS in the world, behind only Jeter of course.

  38. batting1000 5 years ago

    the original comment was free agents would want to go to ny because that is their best chance to win……so recent history of winning would be alot more important in regards to those chances….
    try learning to read…
    you proved who the ignorant one was…thanks
    ps: dominating and buying are two different things, try winning one without the worlds highest payroll and someone outside your bubble might give you some respect

  39. batting1000 5 years ago

    the original comment was free agents would want to go to ny because that is their best chance to win……so recent history of winning would be alot more important in regards to those chances….
    try learning to read…
    you proved who the ignorant one was…thanks
    ps: dominating and buying are two different things, try winning one without the worlds highest payroll and someone outside your bubble might give you some respect

  40. batting1000 5 years ago

    late 90s included :
    (thats 40% of the rotation)
    did i miss any????
    ever here of the mitchell report

  41. batting1000 5 years ago

    thats 40% of their rotation
    so put an asterisk next to those titles

  42. Slopeboy 5 years ago

    You’re howling at the moon, and I feel your pain. Interesting how all these Girardi detractors were hiding under rocks last season and come out now, huh ?

  43. wakefield4life 5 years ago

    Girardi is a terrible manager. Did you see when he took the kid out when there was still half a chalumpa left? And then he calls in Mo to finish the other half. Closers don’t come in the game in the 5th inning. You’re only supposed to call your closer in when there’s only like a piece of steak, a little lettuce, and just a tiny bit of that delicious chalumpa shell, so he can close it out. Girardi couldn’t manage himself out of a caramel apple empanada. Mmmm, empanada.

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