There were a number of questions this offseason, but number one was always Joe Girardi. Without Girardi, the Yankees had no idea what the coaching staff would look like, and they had no idea on the direction they’d take with players. The Cubs and Nationals inquired on the manager, and there was a real chance that Chicago would land him. This afternoon, the Yankees have announced that they’ve re-sign Joe Girardi to a four-year contract through 2017. The deal is worth $16 million.
With this move, we can assume that the Yankees will try to bring back a number of their coaches, including pitching coach Larry Rothschild. After coaches have been taken care of, the next step will be to figure out qualifying offers, make a final offer to Robinson Cano, and then finally deal with the free agent market. The majority of this won’t happen until November. For now, the most we’ll likely hear from the Yankees is of front office changes.