Joe Girardi signed a new four-year contract with the Yankees on Wednesday that will keep him in the Bronx until 2017. Knowing that the Cubs and Nationals were both interested in him, Girardi played his cards right and got a deal worth over $16 million total. He’s now the second-highest paid manager behind the Angels’ Mike Scioscia.
New York struggled in 2013 due in large part to injuries. Despite finishing with 85 wins, the fewest for the Yankees since 1995, team brass reaffirmed its faith in the manager with this new contract.
Overall, Girardi has been at the helm of the club for six seasons and led it to four playoff appearances—including a World Series win in 2009.