Joel Sherman has the scoop on the widely expected move:
The Yankees and Joe Girardi are closing in on a three-year contract that will pay him somewhere between $9 million and $10 million, The Post has learned.
Girardi would receive a bump from a contract that expires Saturday that was paying him $7.5 million over three years. The raise would make Girardi the fifth- or sixth-highest paid manager in the major leagues.
The sides believe the deal could be finalized Wednesday or Thursday.
When the deal is complete, the Yankees will move on to more complicated issues involving free agency for Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera, and formulating a plan to chase the diamond of the free-agent class, Cliff Lee.
Despite all of the handwringing and doubts about Girardi’s return, this issue was handled quickly and without any drama. Hopefully the Derek Jeter negotiations have a similar feel and end with a similarly fair contract.
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