10/9 Girardi update
The Yankees hope to get an answer from Joe Girardi before their organizational meetings next week. Hal Steinbrenner told Joel Sherman of the New York Post that they are eager to have Girardi stay with the Yankees.
“I told Joe that my family thinks he did a great job this year considering the adversity, which was considerable, and that we want him back,” Steinbrenner told Sherman. “We understand there are other factors out there to consider and other numbers to consider, something fair to both sides. We are talking to him. I think both sides agree — I don’t want to speak for Joe — but that something has to get done or not done fairly quickly because there is a lot of work to be done.”
The Yankees would like an answer before they hold organizational meetings in Tampa next week. GM Brian Cashman has reportedly offered Girardi, 48, a three-year contract in the $12-15 million range, which includes bonuses for winning the division and championships. Girardi’s current three-year, $9 million deal expires Oct. 31.