The New York Yankees will not allow manager Joe Girardi to speak with other clubs until they receive an answer from their skipper regarding a contract offer that is expected to come later today, according to Joel Sherman of the New York Post.
The Yankees and Girardi have been talking for the better part of a week. After an initial offer, Girardi’s camp came back with parameters, including a desire to speak with other organizations. However, at least that specific parameter, was denied.
The rumored deal is expected to be a 3 year contract ranging from $13 million to $16 million. According to Sherman, the Yankees won’t come close to the $7 million annually that Joe Torre made with the club.
It has also been reported that the Cubs are willing to go above this $4.5 million annual value in a deal and that Tom Ricketts is determined to get Girardi into the manager’s office at the Friendly Confines.
A decision from Girardi could come as soon as this weekend. We’ll keep you up to date on the latest news and rumors surrounding this situation.