Tuesday, October 8, 2013
Trick or treat: Cubs,Yankees and Girardi
By AJ Mass
By the time October 31 has come and gone, only one of the teams in pursuit of Joe Girardi's managerial services are going to end up happy with the result. At least for now, the New York Yankees appear to be done with their sales pitch, and will give Girardi a little space to decide which "costume" he's going to decide to run with going forward.
According to a team official, the Yankees are willing to give Girardi time to mull over an offer believed to be worth between $12 and $15 million for three years. His current contract ends with the turn of the calendar page to November. While the Yankees have not allowed other teams to talk to Girardi, the Chicago Cubs haven't been shy about hinting they'd be willing to beat any deal on the table.
However, the Cubs are not putting all their eggs into one basket and have reportedly already interviewed A.J. Hinch and Manny Acta, with Rick Renteria on the schedule for a future meeting. Of course, even if Girardi remains the team's top candidate, they will have other coaching spots to fill, so one or more of this trio could still end up with the Cubs in a capacity other than manager when all is said and done.
Andrew MarchandSource: Yanks can wait on Girardi
"The Yankees have offered Girardi a raise, but there have been no reports of the exact figures. Speculation has centered around whether the contract will be for three or four seasons and how close to Scioscia's annual income the Yankees offered. It is believed a three-year deal would be for somewhere between $12 million and $15 million."