It's official. The Yankees have announced that Joe Girardi will return in 2014. Girardi signed a four year deal worth $16 million- $4 million a year. Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com was the first to report the signing:
The deal makes him the second highest-paid manager in baseball behind the Angels' Mike Scioscia, who signed a 10-year $50 million contract back in 2009. Girardi's contract also includes bonuses- likely based around winning division titles, pennants, and World Series championships.
Girardi has a .580 winning percentage (564-408) in his 6-year tenure with the Yankees. He has led them to the playoffs four out of those six years, winning the 2009 World Series.
There was some concern that Girardi would be tempted to leave for the Chicago Cubs, but the Yankees' deal was significant enough to retain him. It was rumored that Chicago would top whatever deal the Yanks offered Girardi.
Now that they know who will lead the team, the Yankee...