Sorry Chicago Cubs. Sorry Washington Nationals. You’re hopes of luring Joe Girardi away from the Yankees are no longer possible as the skipper opted to re-sign with club today, this according to the Yankees themselves.
Per the Yankees PR account:
Yankees announce Manager Joe Girardi will be back for four more years after signing a contract through the 2017 season
It was reported last week that the Yankees had offered Girardi a three year contract worth a reported $12 to $15 million dollars and that they were awaiting word back from him in regards to the offer.
Apparently they heard it and added an extra year.
The Chicago Cubs reportedly were willing to top whatever offer the Yankees were to give Girardi, though, given Girardi was still under contract with the Yankees until the end of October, they had no negotiating power. The Washington Nationals were also interested in Girardi, reportedly asking the Yankees for permission to speak to Girardi which they likely never received.
Girardi made $3 million dollar this season in pinstripes.
Terms have yet to be announced.
Update: the deal is worth $16 million dollars and will include bonuses.