So far, the Yankees have gotten off to a good start by inking skipper Joe Girardi to a 4-year, for around $16 million this past week.
Girardi shined as a manager amidst the worst season the Yankees have had in the last 20 years.
Between the lack of talent and the off the field craziness, Girardi kept his cool and everybody was awestruck.
As a Yankees fan, admittedly, I was at my wit’s end a lot this past season.
I often could be heard cursing at the TV; leaving games early and irritated in the Bronx; and for the first time, I actually anticipated the day I did not have to watch this Yankees team play baseball anymore.
So, the fact that Girardi held it together is a miracle within itself.
Girardi kept a bunch of cast-offs and has-beens in playoff contention until the beginning of September, which was not easy.
Just ask inherited owner Hal Steinbrenner, as his stinginess made Girardi’s job that much harder.
Hal also knew if Girardi walked it would be on him, as Yankee fans want to see if the Boss son is a man of his word.
Not everyone was a Girardi fan, like myself but I think he changed many fans minds with his steadiness and baseball smarts this past year.
Overall, a great move for the Yankees and it keeps the majority of fans happy for now.
Technically, baseball’s off-season doesn’t really start until a World Series Champion gets crowned so this is just the beginning of what is going to be an emotional off-season.
Here are some tweets about the Yankees bringing back skipper.
My reaction to the #Yankees re-signing Joe Girardi: Four More Years!!
— Tyler Byrum (@theTylerByrum) October 10, 2013
@Yankees Congratulations to Joe Girardi and his family. Go Yankees!
— Loren Jenkinson (@LorenJenkinson) October 11, 2013
— Preston W. Croteau (@PWCroteau) October 11, 2013
Keeping Joe Girardi Was the New York Yankees' Most Important Offseason Priority (Yahoo Contributor Network) http://t.co/7OSuNBXOtv
— Reds Blogs (@RedsBlogs) October 11, 2013
— Jeremy Silkowitz (@JeremySilkowitz) October 11, 2013
In uncertain future, Girardi is constant for Yankees – Joe Girardi wanted an extra year on his contract, four… http://t.co/LkBiSUcBZS
— New Yerk Post (@NewYerkPost) October 11, 2013
— E Morales (@e_morales1804) October 11, 2013
Congratulations Joe Girardi and the NY Yankees for four more years together.
— Phyllis Vega (@VegaPhyllis) October 10, 2013
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