(NEW YORK) — The New York Yankees are doing everything they can to retain their skipper.
General manager Brian Cashman says he plans to offer Joe Girardi a new deal to keep him as the team’s manager.
“I think he likes it here,” Cashman said. The GM plans on offering a contract for more than the $3 million per season that Girardi’s current three-year deal pays.
“We are going to give him a real good reason to stay and he has earned that through his six years,” Cashman said.
The 48-year-old Girardi could pursue other opportunities in managing and broadcasting. The Chicago Cubs are an intriguing option, as Girardi is from the area and the team fired manager Dale Sveum earlier this week.
Since Girardi is technically under contract until Oct. 31, the Yankees are hesitant to allow Girardi to speak with the Cubs if they show interest before then.
Girardi has managed the Yankees since the start of the 2008 season. The team has made the playoffs four times during that span, and won the World Series in 2009.
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Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire
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