The New York Yankees and Joe Girardi have reached an agreement of a new four-year deal for $16 million. The coach will not only the second-highest paid manager in the game, but one of the longest-tenured managers in the Bronx Bombers history.
If Girardi serves the full time of his contract, he will have managed the New York team for 10 years, a term of service exceeded only by Joe McCarthy, Casey Stengel, Miller Huggins and his predecessor, Joe Torre.
Those four managers account for 22 of the Bronx Bombers’ 27 world championships and all but Torre are in the Hall of Fame.
As YouWager bettors know, New York won a World Series under Girardi in 2009, his second season with the team. The team has gone a majors-best 564-408 (.580) since hiring Girardi in 2008.’
With his new contract, which will keep the 48 year-old a Yankee longer than any currently signed player with the exception of Alex Rodriguez, the manager joins them as a key member in the storied history of baseball’s all-time winningest franchise.
In addition to the fantastic paycheck all of the above may have played a role in Girardi’s decision to forego waiting for his existing contract to expire on October 31 in order to pursue expected offers from the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals.
With this new contract, the Illinois native will surpass his earnings as a player during the 2015 season. Girardi has earned $16.8 million as New York’s skipper so far. Girardi hits his player earnings of $21.3 million in May 2015.