Originally posted on NESN.com  |  Last updated 10/9/13
Don’t worry Yankees fans, Joe Girardi won’t be leaving the Bronx in the offseason. The veteran manager, who led New York to a World Series championship in 2009 and has reached the playoffs in four of his six seasons with the club, agreed to a four-year, $16 million deal on Wednesday to remain in pinstripes, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports. Girardi’s previous contract was set to expire on Oct. 31, and he was reportedly drawing interest from teams with open managerial positions, including the Chicago Cubs and Washington Nationals. His ability to manage egos, make smart in-game decisions and motivate his players are a few reasons why he’s a great fit for the Yankees manager job, a position that faces a lot of criticism and pressure from both fans and the media. The Yankees failed to make the playoffs in 2013 with an 85-77 record and a third-place finish in the AL East. Filed under: Headlines, MLB, New York Yankees, Nick Goss

This article first appeared on NESN.com and was syndicated with permission.

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