Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Joe Girardi Wants A Raise

There has been a lot of discussion in terms of the Yankees spending, but there's one area in which the team may have to spend more that shouldn't matter to Yankees fans.

At least there's one place I can spend without having to worry too much.

Buster Olney, via his Twitter account, said that the Yankees would have to give Joe Girardi a "significant" raise in order to bring him back to manage the team. At the end of the 2010 season, the Yankees signed Girardi to a 3 year contract worth $3 million a season.

I think it's fair to say that managing the Yankees is the most stressful of all managing jobs in baseball. No other team carries with it the same expectations for winning, year in and year out, that the Yankees do. Couple that with the fact that the Yankees payroll is as high as it is, and you can make an argument that any Yankees manager should be the highest paid.

However, Girardi wasn't the highest paid manager last season. I couldn't find a definitive list, but I did see that Mike Scioscia made $5 million last year as the manager of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. After managing the Yankees for six years, if the team decides to bring Joe back, then he should be the highest paid.

Besides, I'm not at all concerned what the manager of the Yankees makes. It's not like the manager's salary affects the team's payroll in terms of the Luxury Tax. So give the guy $10 million a year for all I care.

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