If Joe Girardi is serious about wanting to manage the Cubs then he might be staring at his last best shot.
Multiple sources say the Cubs are poised to make the Yankees’ skipper an offer that could make him one of the two highest-paid managers in the game from a Cubs ownership group and business side of the operation that has coveted him since long before Theo Epstein was hired as team president.
The Cubs and Girardi have expressed mutual interest through back channels for weeks according to sources. And Girardi has been the ownership favorite two of the last three times the managerial job was open under Tribune ownership (when Lou Piniella got the job) and Ricketts ownership (when Mike Quade was hired).
Girardi who fielded a contract-extension offer Wednesday from the Yankees has said publicly and told those close to him privately that family considerations will play a large role in his decision to return to the Yankees or field other offers. In other words talking to the Cubs ab...