Girardi isn’t sure if ’12 will be Rivera’s last season
Joe Girardi chatted over the weekend with Nick Friedell of ESPNChicago.com, and the Yankees manager — while taking in some Michigan St.-Northwestern football — said that he hasn’t received any indication that 2012 will be Mariano Rivera’s final season.
“No, not necessarily,” Girardi told the Web site. “I think Mo takes it year by year and, depending on how he does, that will determine when it’s time for him to retire.”
Rivera will turn 42 tomorrow and, as he seems to every time there’s a contract in his future, has been rather non-committal about pitching beyond its 2012 expiration.
Girardi also chatted about some Chicago-related topics, including his satisfaction in New York, Dale Sveum’s chances in the Cubs managerial chair and Theo Epstein’s arrival in the Windy City.