Cubs gotta feel down now.
Cubs gotta feel down now.
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Glad he decided to stay. I did not want to go to the Cubs.
http://espn.go.com/new-york/mlb/stor...ankees-managerJoe Girardi has signed a four-year contract to return as the New York Yankees' manager, the team announced Wednesday.
Girardi, whose previous deal was set to expire on Oct. 31, is scheduled to address reporters during a conference call at 4 p.m. ET.
The Yankees did not disclose financial details of the contract, but a source told ESPNNewYork.com's Andrew Marchand that the deal is worth $16 million and includes postseason bonuses. Girardi made $3 million this season.
The deal came one day after Yankees owner Hal Steinbrenner acknowledged that the team wanted Girardi back. An Illinois native, Girardi had been considered as a candidate for the Chicago Cubs' managerial vacancy.
Girardi, who turns 49 later this month, managed the Yankees to an 85-77 record this past season, his sixth with the team. It marked the second time in Girardi's tenure that the Yankees did not reach the postseason.
The Yankees won a World Series under Girardi in 2009, his second season with the team. The Yankees have gone a majors-best 564-408 (.580) since hiring Girardi in 2008.
A 15-year MLB catcher, Girardi played for the Yankees from 1996-99.
Last edited by Yankees 1903; 10-09-2013 at 03:27 PM.
TAKE IT FROM THIS GUY AND LEO
.270, 6 hr, 30 rbi, 18 sb
Good. I've grown to prefer Manny Acta in the past weeks.
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Good move by the Yanks. I really like Girardi.
Damn I was hoping for Giradi but thought it was going to be a long shot. Good move for the Yanks.
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I've got a buddy who's a Cub fan, who absolutely didn't want Girardi. So he's probably glad...
Also have to say that I did not like hearing all the stuff in the media this past week about how the Cubs were willing to blow away Girardi and make him near the highest paid manager in the game. Something like $24 million over 4 years I think. That's just plain stupid, especially considering the current state of the team.
Hopefully Acta is quickly hired now. Again, he is a prototypical Epstein guy, big on the numbers and sabermetrics. I'm sure he'll be all for the defensive shifts and metrics that the front office has pushed on the coaching staff. Just really hope we can keep Dave Mckay on, guy is huge for outfield development and we'll obviously need it. Other than that, we could use a better pitching coach than Bosio so don't really care if he is let go. It will be interesting if Derek Johnson, the Vanderbilt pitching guru gets the gig. They probably want to keep him in the lower levels though to mentor the young guys.
Last edited by Swarley91; 10-09-2013 at 05:44 PM.