Yankees-Girardi Contract Talks Underway

NEW YORK (WFAN / WCBS 880 / AP) — Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is meeting with Joe Girardi’s agent for what he hopes will be a quick process to bring the manager back after his $7.8 million, three-year contract expires on Halloween. Both sides have expressed a desire to continue the relationship.

“It doesn’t mean we’ll have anything to announce [Tuesday],” said Cashman. “There’s an interest level on both parties to keep moving forward together. We’ll let that work its way out.”

Jon Heyman is reporting that the Yankees are expected to sign Girardi to a 3-year, $9 million deal.

Girardi is 287-199 with New York, winning the 2009 World Series title after the Yankees missed the playoffs in ’08, his first season as Joe Torre’s replacement, for the first time since 1993.

“I love being here. I’ve love working here,” Girardi said. “I want to be back. I hope it gets done quickly.”

Both Cashman and Girardi joined WFAN’s Mike Francesa on Monday to discuss possible changes coming to the Bronx this offseason.

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  • dgbarto

    only in new york can a guy be given the best team in baseball ,make mistakes even a little leaguer wouldn’t make AND GET A RAISE never mind keep his job. COME ON CASHMAN OPEN YOUR EYES this guy is a joke !!!!

  • Helen S..

    change both Girardi and Cashman

  • dabooch

    Cashman, “Joe, since you have been my loyal lieutenant I’m thinking of bringing you back. Joe, “Thanks Brian I did a great job, beat up on the Twins you know, do you think I could have the Wild Card Banner to hang over my son’s bed?”

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