NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The first order of business is done in the Bronx: New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi is locked up through the 2017 season.
Now the team can focus on player personnel, starting with All-Star second baseman Robinson Cano.
Girardi just signed a four-year deal. Cano reportedly asked for 10, though it’s hard to imagine the Yankees going there. Girardi hopes the free-agent-to-be will factor his legacy into the equation.
“If ever there was a year that that would have an effect on him it would have to be this year after watching what Mo and Andy went through, and how they were celebrated,” Girardi said Wednesday on WFAN radio, referring to the retirements of Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte. “I hope it does because he has a chance to be one of the great Yankees, but only time will tell.”