Hold the phone on that ‘Joe Girardi will agree to a new deal to manage the New York Yankees tonight’ talk. Sports Illustrated is reporting that Girardi and the Yankees will begin talks on Monday about a new three-year deal.
Girardi’s new deal is expected to pay him about $3 million a year, according to sources. Girardi makes significant off-field monies, including from Taco Bell.
Girardi’s first Yankees deal paid him about $7.5 million over three years. This one is expected to be for between $9 million and $10 million. Talks are not expected to take long.
Well, why would they take any time at all? It seems like the length and amount of the contract are already pretty well established. So, why wait until Monday? Just get it done.