Despite missing the postseason in 2013, New York Yankees general manager Brian Cashman wants manager Joe Girardi to return to the team.
There has been speculation that Girardi could have an interest in other jobs, such as broadcasting or managing another team. In fact, several members of the media believe Girardi would entertain a return to the Chicago Cubs, who fired manager Dale Sveum this week.
“He is obviously under contract,” Cashman said when asked about the possibility of Girardi talking to the Cubs via Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York. “And we have an interest in clearly trying to keep him.”
Cashman became the Yankees’ manager in 2008.
“I think he likes it here,” Cashman told Marchand.
“We are going to give him a real good reason to stay and he has earned that through his six years,” Cashman added.
In his Girardi’s seasons as Yankees’ manager, he’s won over 500 games, including the 2009 world series championship.
Before joining the Yankees, Girardi played in the league from 1989-2003, including two stints with the Chicago Cubs and one with the Colorado Rockies, Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals.
He was named the National League Manager of the Year in 2006 after leading the Florida Marlins to a 78-84 record, but was fired after only one season.