Girardi reportedly “torn” between Yankees, Cubs

Joe GirardiJoe Girardi received a substantial contract offer – believed to be three years between $12 and $15 million – from the Yankees late last week. He has not yet responded, which the Chicago Sun-Times suggests may be an indication that Girardi is “torn” between accepting the Yankees deal and hearing what the Cubs will have to say.

The newspaper says that Girardi has received “back-channel feelers” from the Cubs, who may be willing to top the Yankees’ offer. The Yankees have not granted Girardi permission to speak with other clubs. The Nationals are also believed to be interested in Girardi, who is under contract with the Yankees until Nov. 1.

 In his end-of-season press conference, Girardi said that he expected his situation to be resolved quickly. He also indicated that the Cubs job did not hold as much appeal as it might once have, since his family ties to the Chicago area are not as strong as they used to be.

With Girardi in a holding pattern, the Cubs are moving forward with other options to replace manager Dale Sveum. Manny Acta,  Rick Renteria and A.J. Hinch are among those on the candidate list, reports’s Carrie Muskat.

Meanwhile, the Yankees’ offseason planning is underway. General manager Brian Cashman scheduled the club’s professional scouting meetings to begin this week, a gathering that will determine the Yankees’ blueprint for the winter.


Oh Lordy!!!! Another bpuker alias!!!!!! Looks like bpuker’s streak of being banned is going to rival the old 56 game hitting streak!!!!!

Well, with the federal government at a stand still, it doesn’t look like he’ll be getting the help he needs.


Girardi torn between Yankees and Cubs! Ha! You expect me to believe that?!


Joe did a good job with the Yankees. I wouldn’t mind seeing him back to manage the new team that Cashman will put together for the next few years. However, if he decides to go to the Cubs so be it. I’m sure the Yankees will find another good manager but whoever manages Cashman and the Steinbrenners are going to have to give him some good players to work with. maybe Mattingly will decide not to return to the Dodgers and the Yankees can sign him. Maybe they should have done that in the first place when they signed Girardi. Lou Pinella is past it now and too volatile a personality. Maybe Girardi holding out to see what Chicago and Washington will offer and then try to up the ante with the Yankees, although he says his decision isn’t based on salary.


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