Found October 03, 2013 on Baseball Hot Corner:
Before the New York Yankees begin pursuing any free-agent players on the market – like their own Robinson Cano – they must first take care of Joe Girardi and his expiring contract. Gordon Wittenmyer of the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting that the Chicago Cubs are preparing themselves to make an offer to Girardi that would make him one of the two highest-paid managers in the majors. Of course, though, the Cubs would need to ask the Yankees for permission to speak with Girardi before attempting to discuss any possible contract, but it’s also possible that Girardi has already asked the Yankees permission to speak to Chicago as part of the “parameters” set between him and the team in a meeting with Girardi’s agent, Steve Mandell, on Wednesday. Most people within the industry, including myself, believe that Girardi is likely going to return to the Yankees on a deal in the range of three-years, for $12-$15 million. The biggest competition to the Yankees right now seem to be the Cubs and th...
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