Yankees wait on Girardi's call

Yankees wait on Girardi's call
October 8, 2013, 10:00 am
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The Yankees are still waiting to hear whether Joe Girardi will come back as manager next season. And though he reportedly already has a new contract offer from the club, that wait could extend into next month.

Girardi’s contract officially extends through the end of October, so he can’t yet entertain what is expected to be a more lucrative proposal from the Cubs. The Yankees are willing to wait on him to decide what he wants to do, ESPN.com reported.

Girardi, who has Chicago roots, reportedly would have a more lucrative deal to manage the Cubs. The Yankees’ offer is for three years at about $4 million per season, the New York Post said. The Cubs, meanwhile, apparently would be willing to go closer to the major-league high of $5 million a year that the Angels’ Mike Scioscia makes.

Girardi’s name also has been connected to the vacant Nationals job.

At this point, you have to wonder about how attractive it is for him to keep managing the Yankees. Would he continue to be saddled with Alex Rodriguez? Does he spend another year waiting for Derek Jeter to heal? Is there even an ace anymore in the starting rotation? Are the Yankees about to commit unreasonably big bucks to Robinson Cano, who, for all his talent, isn’t even guaranteed to go all out every game? And would Girardi want to handle a flawed team under the pressure of a spoiled fan base that treats postseason berths as their birthright?

Guess we’ll have to wait and see.