As was expected, the Yankees and manager Joe Girardi are close to agreeing on a three-year deal to keep Girardi in pinstripes, according to the Post. The new contract will pay something in the $9-10 million range, an increase from his previous three-year $7.5 million salary. The raise will make Girardi one of the top ten highest paid managers in the league, and allow the Yankees to begin concentrating on the rest of their off-season plans, including re-signing veterans like Derek Jeter and Andy Pettitte, and pursuing free agents such as Rangers ace Cliff Lee. After the deal is finalized, we expect the number of World Series titles and crash victims aided by Girardi to increase exponentially.