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CHICAGO — The dismissal Monday of Chicago Cubs manager Dale Sveum will likely ramp up speculation surrounding the status of Yankees manager Joe Girardi, a Peoria, Ill., native who played college ball at nearby Northwestern. Cubs president of baseball operations Theo Epstein said Monday that he expects to complete the search process for a new manager by early November.
Sveum was fired Monday after the Cubs finished last in the National League Central for the first time in seven years, ending a two-year run that produced more losses than any other in the team’s cursed history.
Epstein said Sveum was not the “scapegoat” for the team’s struggles, but Sveum had little experience as a manager, other than an interim stint for the Brewers late in 2008 after Ned Yost was fired, when he took the job. Girardi, meanwhile, led the Yankees to a 2009 World Series victory and also salvaged an 85-77 season in New York this year despite injuries to key players, keeping the Yankees in the wild-card ra...
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It’s rather likely right now that Joe Girardi will leave the New York Yankees in order to manage the Chicago Cubs? It was reported last Friday that if the Cubs were interested in talking to Joe Girardi, he certainly would listen.
Also, the consensus surrounding the Cubs was that they would not fire Dale Sveum until/if they knew Girardi was ready to come to Chicago. They just fired...
As the Chicago Cubs' chances to hire Joe Girardi as manager seemingly diminish, here is one name to keep in mind: San Diego Padres assistant GM and former Arizona Diamondbacks manager A.J. Hinch.
Hinch is on the Cubs' list of possibilities, according to sources and would be a more viable candidate from the Padres than special assistant Brad Ausmus, who managed Team Israel...
Brian Cashman's meeting with Joe Girardi's agent Wednesday comes at a time when the Chicago Cubs have serious interest in hiring the New York Yankees manager sources told ESPN.
Chicago fired Dale Sveum on Monday and sources say that Cubs ownership views Girardi as someone who can help put a jolt into fan interest in the team.
The Cubs' attendance has declined in each...
Manager Joe Girardi needs to take some time to consider his return to the Yankees in 2014. The driving factor in his decision will be what his wife and kids have to say when he sits down to talk about his future as a coach.
"It comes down to family," Girardi said. "They are first, and whatever is best for group of us -- not one individual, not me or just my...
Joe Girardi is unsure if he will return as the New York Yankees manager in 2014.
"I haven't really made up my mind" Girardi said during his nearly 30-minute state-of-the-season news conference before the Yankees' final game against the Houston Astros.
Girardi who turns 49 next month said he'll make his decision after consulting with his wife and three children...
In the most important off season of the past two decades, the Yankees will have to start by evaluating leadership in the decision making process. Manager Joe Girardi‘s contract is up and one year remains on Brian Cashman’s current deal as GM.
Not only might the titles change, but the entire philosophy and the direction of the franchise can be altered in the next year. Not to...
According to General Manager Brian Cashman, the Yankees want to keep Joe Girardi next year, and rightfully so. Girardi has done a good job with the Yankees, even if he has been at the helm of two teams that have missed the Postseason. Those two times weren't his fault though, and he still managed to keep them in contention longer than either of those teams had any right to be...
We had really hoped to wait a few weeks until we had to write this, but...With Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettitte, at least set to retire, the "Core Four" era will be coming to an end. So the natural question to Joe Girardi was if he wants to stay with the team during this team transition.
"Yeah,'' he said. "My situation, as I have said, I don...
During the 2010-11 offseason Yankees general manager Brian Cashman boasted to industry folks about the extension he had just given to manager Joe Girardi.
Coming off a 2010 campaign in which he seemed to revert to his tense ways of two years prior and with the Cubs having retained interim manager Mike Quade Girardi had to settle for a modest raise from $2.5 million annually to ...
In a move that everyone should have expected, Dale Sveum was removed of his duties as the Cubs lineup filler-outer. Some new lucky schlub will now get that honor with a very nice paycheck, posssibly $3M or more if their name is Joe Girardi.
In the official statement, TheJedi were their normal political correct selves, wishing Dale good luck in his future endeavors and taking the...
The work on the 2014 Yankees and beyond began in earnest Monday when Brian Cashman and Joe Girardi chatted over coffee.
In a hour-long media briefing Tuesday the general manager avoided predictions on whether the manager will be back or not. But Cashman did say he was to meet Wednesday with Girardi’s agent Steve Mandell.
If Girardi were simply going to take a year off to spend...
The Yankees are used to dishing out the big bucks to players. Now, it appears they’ll have to open up the checkbook to keep their skipper around.
According to ESPN’s Buster Olney, the Yankees will have to increase Joe Girardi‘s pay “significantly” over the $3 million that he’s currently making in order to retain the manager’s services.
Girardi figures to be in high...
As soon as the Cubs fired manager Dale Sveum the speculation about Joe Girardi coming to Chicago started to intensify but Yankees general manager Brian Cashman is not going to let him leave without a fight.
Cashman told Andy McCullough of the Newark Star Ledger that he met with Girardi on Monday and plans to meet with Girardi’s agent on Wednesday adding that contract negotiations...
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Brian Cashman is set to meet with the agent of Joe Girardi on Wednesday. The Yankees are hoping to keep Girardi as their manager but will have to make it worth his time.
The Chicago Cubs have been linked to Girardi for a couple of years now and the talent laden Washington Nationals are also seeking a manager after the retirement...
Let the Joe Girardi talks begin.
Only two years into Theo Epstein’s overhaul of the Cubs organization the team president fired Dale Sveum on Monday.
It’s a move anticipated by many since Epstein left open the
possibility when asked about his manager’s status two weeks ago.
Communication and player development issues were at the crux of concerns the front office had with...