Originally written on MLB Injury News  |  Last updated 9/26/14
Joe Girardi's contract with the Yankees was set to run out October 31, but nobody expected that deadline to come into play. With the New York Yankees and Chicago Cubs fighting for his services, he had a decision to make. Go to Chicago where some of his family lives, manage a young, up and coming team, or stay New York where he and his family has lived for years and manage a team of proven veterans. It was a tough choice that he had to make. When he thought it all through, he knew what place he wanted to be the most. New York. Joe Girardi and the Yankees have come to terms on a new deal, the Yankees announced. CBS' Sports Jon Heyman says the deal is for four-years, $16 million. This deal makes him the second highest paid manager in baseball behind Angels manager Mike Scioscia. This decision wasn't easy for Girardi and that's why he took a long time with it, but it was the right choice for him and his family. Girardi now is locked up until 2017 and he figures to be in more playoff races with his Yankees. Since hiring Girardi back in 2008, the Yankees have gone 564-408 and have won a World Series. With Girardi staying in New York, the Cubs have lost there No. 1 candidate to replace Dale Sveum as manager. Follow Robert on Twitter @RobertMurrayMLB Follow @mlbinjurynews Looking for fantasy baseball advice?
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