THURSDAY 10/28 11:10 PM: The New York Daily News is now reporting that the Yankees and manager Joe Girardi are now in agreement in principle to a 3-year 9 million dollar contract. Girardi has a career record of 287-199 in 3 seasons in New York including a World Series championship.
WEDNESDAY 10/27 5:47 PM: According to multiple sources at this hour, the Yankees and manager Joe Girardi are close to 3-year extension that would pay him about 3 million dollars annually (9 million total).
Sources close to the negotiations believe that a deal will get done by early Wednesday morning. Girardi was in the final year of his 3-year contract he signed with the club after former skipper Joe Torre left for the Dodgers. Since joining the Yankees, Girardi has made it to the American League Championship twice and managed the Yankees to their 27th World Series title.
Girardi would become the sixth-highest paid manager tied with Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.