According to a report from Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York, the Yankees made their formal offer to Joe Girardi on Friday and are awaiting his decision. The parameters of the offer were not reported but according to Marchand, the offer is “expected to be significant.”
Marchand’s source indicated Girardi “may take the weekend to decide if he will accept the offer or not.”
The Cubs and Nationals are known to have interest in speaking with Joe Girardi about their managerial openings if he does not accept the Yankees offer. With the Reds parting ways with Dusty Baker on Friday, many think they could get in the mix as well. But the small market Reds might not be willing to pay for Girardi considering they owe Baker $3.5 million for the 2014 season.
Andrew Marchand explained in his report that the Yankees feel good about keeping Girardi in the fold. Brian Cashman left his meeting with Girardi on Monday with the impression that he wanted to return to the Bronx, then following a meeting with Girardi and his agent, Steve Mandell, on Wednesday, Cashman met with Hal Steinbrenner and team president Randy Levine on Thursday to report the details of Wednesday’s meeting.
The New York Times confirmed the Yankees made an offer to Girardi on Friday and reported New York expects to “find out within a few days whether a deal is like to be reached.”
Stay tuned for updated from The Girardi Watch …