It's been a few days since the Yankees and Joe Girardi sat down for their first meeting regarding Joe's new contract. It was reported that the team made Joe their first offer at that meeting, and while Joe didn't accept it, he and his agent did respond with some of the things they were looking for in a new deal. A follow-up offer was expected shortly after from the team, and according to Joel Sherman's latest reports, the offer was supposed to come on Friday.
It hasn't been confirmed or denied from either side whether that happened, but I think it's safe to assume that at the very least some new figures were exchanged in the last day or so. The Yankees have made it clear that bringing Joe back is a priority, evidenced both by their quick start in getting talks going with Joe and their refusal to allow other teams (Cubs, Nationals) to interview Joe while he's still under contract. Sherman's guess was a deal somewhere in the 3-year/$13-16 million range and it wouldn't come as a surprise if a new contract in that range was announced early next week.
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