Guess he wasn't as "torn" between New York and Chicago as it seemed.
As formally announced by the team just minutes ago, the Yankees and manager Joe Girardi have agreed to a new 4-year contract that will keep him at the helm through 2017. No specifics of the deal or money has been announced, but there is a conference call scheduled for 4 PM and I expect those details will come out then.
Smart move by the Yankees. Joe was and is the best man for the job. More on this story as it becomes available.
** UPDATE 2:17 PM- Jon Heyman reporting that the deal is worth $16 million plus bonuses. Pretty fair raise from Joe's last deal and not as steep as I expected. **
** UPDATE 3:33 PM- Via the conference call, Joe said he initiated the discussion about a 4th year, saying he liked the stability it brought. **