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Does Joe Girardi have leverage in Yankees contract talks?

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08:44 AM ET 09.29 | Coming off a 2010 campaign in which he seemed to revert to his tense ways of two years prior, and with the Cubs having retained interim manager Mike Quade, Girardi had to settle for a modest raise from $2.5 million annually to $3 million. The Yankees are missing the playoffs this year, for the first time since that 2008 season, when Girardi took over for Joe Torre. Nevertheless, this time around, Girardi figures to have the upper hand. It isn't the perfect storm -- that would involve a 2013 Yankees championship -- yet many existing factors work to Girardi's advantage:

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September 29, 2013  08:56 AM ET

Win Or Go Home, Bro.

September 29, 2013  10:02 AM ET

No. It is not like team meltdowns in the playoffs in 2010, 2011 and 2012 never happened. Unless someone hires Pena from under them, then I do not think the Yankee hierarchy is that enamored of Joe. Brighter lights have not been rehired. Ask a certain manager in the Motor City how secure his job is. Or down in Arlington.

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September 29, 2013  10:39 AM ET

The Yankees had a lot of issues this year that no manager could have fixed. In order to win you need players either playing to their potential or over their heads and this year the Yankees didn't have that.

September 29, 2013  12:14 PM ET

The real question should be, is why would he want to stay? With their current roster and the possibility that their best player may leave, things could get pretty ugly in the Bronx for the next few seasons. Take into account the high expectations of most fans, it doesn't seem likely to be a favorable environment for any manager.

September 29, 2013  12:59 PM ET
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The real question should be, is why would he want to stay? With their current roster and the possibility that their best player may leave, things could get pretty ugly in the Bronx for the next few seasons. Take into account the high expectations of most fans, it doesn't seem likely to be a favorable environment for any manager.

He has that thought in mind undoubtedly. I am a Pena fan, hope he gets the job. The right man going forward. Go home to Chi town Joe, it is time.

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September 29, 2013  02:44 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The real question should be, is why would he want to stay? With their current roster and the possibility that their best player may leave, things could get pretty ugly in the Bronx for the next few seasons. Take into account the high expectations of most fans, it doesn't seem likely to be a favorable environment for any manager.

Anyone who takes the Yankee's Manager job for the next few seasons better have some financial guarantees and a clear understanding with management about expectations.
This will not be a case of making lemonade from lemons--they will remain lemons for a while.

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September 29, 2013  06:19 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

The real question should be, is why would he want to stay? With their current roster and the possibility that their best player may leave, things could get pretty ugly in the Bronx for the next few seasons. Take into account the high expectations of most fans, it doesn't seem likely to be a favorable environment for any manager.

good point, jnorm.

September 29, 2013  07:49 PM ET
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Anyone who takes the Yankee's Manager job for the next few seasons better have some financial guarantees and a clear understanding with management about expectations.This will not be a case of making lemonade from lemons--they will remain lemons for a while.

Good article in today's NY Times sports section on Yankee's dilemma.
Says what posters have been saying for weeks; Yankees and Cashman are sc****d.

 
September 29, 2013  09:05 PM ET

He could take his pick from the open jobs.

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