The New York Yankees want manager Joe Girardi back. General manager Brian Cashman has made that clear.
However, the Chicago Cubs, who fired manager Dale Sveum last week, are reportedly willing to make Girardi a giant offer to leave the Yankees to manage the Cubs, a team he played with at two different times during his career (1989-1992 and 2000-2002).
The Yankees are waiting on Girardi to make a decision and owner Hal Steinbrenner believes that decision will come soon.
“My guess is it’s going to be done one way or another relatively shortly,” Steinbrenner said on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN New York 98.7 FM Tuesday afternoon via Wallace Matthews of ESPN New York. “He knows we want him back. He knows my family is proud of him for the job he did this year with adversity and all that. We’ll just have to see. There’s always other factors involved, and other obstacles to be surmounted, and we’re going to do our best to keep him here.”
Last week, the Yankees made Girardi a “significant” offer to continue managing the team, but his status remains unchanged.
Girardi’s contract officially runs out on October 31.