Yankees And Girardi Agree On 3-year, $9M Deal

NEW YORK (AP) — Joe Girardi and the New York Yankees have agreed on the outline of a $9 million, three-year contract for the manager, according to a baseball official familiar with the negotiations.

Although the agreement is not complete, the sides “are dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the t’s,’ the person said Thursday, speaking on condition of anonymity because no announcement had been made.

SI and WFAN’s Jon Heyman confirms the report.

Girardi would be able to earn about $500,000 more each year in bonuses based on the team’s performance.

He is finishing a $7.8 million, three-year contract that he signed as Joe Torre’s successor following the 2007 season. He will get $3 million annually in his new agreement.

A catcher on the Yankees’ World Series championship teams in 1996, 1999 and 2000, Girardi managed the Florida Marlins in 2006.

When Torre left New York following 12 seasons, Girardi was hired for the Yankees job over Don Mattingly.

New York missed the playoffs in Girardi’s first year, then beat the Philadelphia Phillies in last year’s World Series before losing to Texas last week in the AL championship series. The Yankees have a 287-199 regular-season record in three years under Girardi.

Copyright 2010 The Associated Press.

  • August Boy Fernando

    Part of the reason why I left New York. Unrealisitic, outta-this-world salaries of baseball and basketball players are just too much…The poor minimum-wager fans are suffering. They need a second mortgage just to see ONE GAME, good Lord!. .When will enough be enough for this greedy ballplayers? They sure are killing the game, killing the goose that lays the golden eggs for them!

  • Janet

    Kate Sullivan went to Chicago to work? Or on assignment?

  • brokaw

    Kate Sullivan went to Chicago according to reports.

  • Morton Epstein

    I”m a regular viewer of the morning news. I am a fan of Kate Sullivan, and miss not seeing her. Can you tell me if she is OK.

  • dabooch

    The bottom line Cashman is counting on us the Yankee fans to cover his financial obligations.

  • dabooch

    Now Brian Cashman wants to follow the same business plan and sign Cliff Lee who is looking for Sabathia type money $24,285,714 for throwing a baseball for 32 games or 700 batters or $34,693.87 per out.

  • dabooch

    AJ Burnett $16,500,000 per year is worth a bag of balls.

  • dabooch

    A Rod the “King of Swing” $33,000,000 per year for another 7 seasons is worth < then half of his salary.

  • dabooch

    Teixeira $20,625,000 this season was worthless in the ALCS 0 for 14. Joe could of penciled anybody in the stands watching the game and have gotten the same results.

  • dabooch

    Possada’s last year $13,100,000 is worth about $11,100,000 less.

  • dabooch

    Joe’s a bargain at $3,000,000 per but his players are a different story.

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