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Joe Girardi has a big challenge ahead

Yanks manager re-ups for three more years, but 2011 will be tougher than 2010

Updated: October 29, 2010, 8:59 PM ET
By Wallace Matthews | ESPNNewYork.com

For Joe Girardi, signing his new contract to manage the New York Yankees for three more years was about as easy as his job will get between now and 2013.

Because now that the fun stuff is out of the way -- agreeing to a $400,000-per-year raise and another $50,000 in bonus money should he take the Yankees back to the World Series -- there are a lot of difficult tasks ahead.

First off, he's got to find a new pitching coach -- a search made more difficult by the likely fact ...

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