The Chicago Cubs have not hid their interest in New York Yankees manager Joe Girardi and according to the Chicago Tribune, they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get Girardi back at Wrigley.
Of course, Girardi is no stranger to the Cubs organization as the former catcher spent a handful of seasons with the franchise during two different stops and a reunion has been talked about for quite some time.
Now according to Mark D. Gonzales, the Cubs are willing to ‘top whatever offer’ it takes to bring him over from New York:
There’s plenty of guarded optimism because the Cubs have made it clear through channels that they are willing to top whatever offer the Yankees tender, according to a source familiar with the negotiations.
Reports surfaced Sunday morning that the Yankees had offered Girardi a three year contract worth a reported $12-$15 million dollars, so if the Cubs are indeed willing to beat that, it would take over $5 million a year.
Girardi is currently under contract with the Yankees, so they have exclusive negotiating rights though that contract does expire at the end of October.