With the Yankees headed for the postseason, Tim Smith (Daily News) wonders if the organization will consider a contract extension for Yankee skipper, Joe Girardi. Girardi is currently in the second year of a 3-year deal. If the Yankees do not offer him an extension by the end of next season, then he will, indeed, be a free agent. When asked about an extension, Brian Cashman didn’t necessarily rule out coming to an agreement over the winter.
“I can’t tell you we have a policy either way,” Cashman said. “We’ll talk about that at the proper time. Right now, our eye is on getting to the postseason and winning the American League East.”
Smith also questioned Girardi about his contract situation, and was met with, “”I’ve never really worried too much about contracts, because I believe the man upstairs is in charge.” By the “man upstairs,” I’m not sure if he’s referring to God or to Hal Steinbrenner—the two are often conflated—however, whatever the case may be, Girardi’s contract will soon become a significant issue for the Yankees after the season is fully over.
The extension could be granted based on performance—such is the case in New York—and if Girardi and his boys win the World Series, I could see the Yankees tendering him a new contract. Then again, if he fails to reach the World Series after failing to reach the postseason in the first year of his contract, I do think that the Yankees will allow him to become a free agent in 2010, no matter what the team does next season.
What do you think? Should Girardi be granted an extension if the Yankees win the World Series this year? Should he be cast aside if they don’t win it all? In my opinion, I’d like to see the Yankees let Girardi go once his contract has expired. He has done a good job managing the bullpen and his rotation, yet his lineup decisions are often heavy handed and his in-game decisions boggle the mind, at times (I guess that’s the case with all managers, though). Of course, such a decision would also be dependent upon who else is available.
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