Report: Joe Girardi Receives Offer from the Yankees

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.”

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  • SuzyS

    According to the reports Neil posted…”Cashman left his meeting with Girardi on Monday with the impression
    that he wanted to return to the Bronx…”.
    It’s not over until the Fat Lady Sings…but she’s walking to the center of the stage and the orchestra is warming up.
    I expect Theo and Jed have put together their short list of other candidates by now.

    BTW…Dusty must have really teed off the Reds…it’s not like them to pay $3.5 mil. for something they’re not getting…

    • cubtex

      Suzy. You mentioned Bill Buckner’s name as a possibility. Greg Maddux’s name is now being a possibility. That would be the PR hiring that they would need. I could definitely see that.

  • cc002600

    don’t think I’d want Greg Maddux as manager
    is it just me, or does not come across as a hard worker ?

    He looks half asleep most of the time

    • cubtex

      It’s all about selling tickets.

      • cc002600

        you really think people are going to buy tickets to see Greg Maddux manage ?
        you have to be kidding

        • cubtex

          Do you seriously not get it? It is not about going to watch someone managing a game….it is about WHO is managing the Cubs. Former Cub coming in to lead his team. The product on the field will suck so this will add a temporary plot or interest to draw fans.

          • cc002600

            Yea, key word is temporary. I guarantee you that novelty would wear off by May 15th, when and if the team is out of it.
            Again, you way overrate the importance of the manager. Winning draws fans, not some guy who makes out the lineup card everyday. It doesn’t mean a hill of beans

          • SuzyS

            Cubtex, cc002600,

            The Cubs have to get this right.

            A “name” manager just to sell tickets is not going to cut it.
            Whomever they select is going to have to withstand a lot of losing while keeping the team together and pointed in the right direction.

            I’m sorry, but a manager does make a huge difference…just look at the Red Sox this year vs the last couple of years.

            We need both the horses…and someone that can mold the horses into a team…going in the right direction.

            Cubtex…cc002600 is right about the impact of a “name” manager on ticket sales.

            The novelty would be good for one or 2 months…after that…it will be strictly about the product on the field.

            So, whomever they bring in…he has to have great substance and leadership skills… Without that, it is going to be a miserable couple of years.

          • cubtex

            Of course it is a temporary bump in sales. It will be eventually about winning games…..but with the current state of the team…they need that temporary bump. If they don’t land Girardi, I still think they will hire a NAME manager.

  • RynoTiger

    my sources have confirmed that the offer that Joe Girardi received from the Yankess is more than I make, by a lot.

  • Eugene Debs

    Come on Joe, surely you want to manage some studs like Donnie Murphy, Luis Valbuena, Brian Bogusevic, Cole Gillespie, Darnell McDonald, Cody Ransom, JC Boscan, and Thomas Neal, right? Who knows what scrap heap gems we could add to our stable of Hall of Fame candidates. Don’t worry, a team full of rookies could be 3 or 4 years away and then you can lose for a few years with those guys. Plus, we just showed how loyal we are with the last manager. Come on Joe, join us! Screw the playoff teams that need managers, you want a hopeless train wreck.

    • Rick Barkan

      Cody Ransom is gone. Donnie Murphy is a free agent and who knows what else.

      • Tony_Hall

        Daniel Murphy is arbitration eligible, not a free agent.

        • cubtex

          When did the Cubs pickup Daniel Murphy?

          • Tony_Hall

            I fixed it….not that it really matters.

    • jtrain23

      What a piece of trash comment. If you are that much of a hater, then just go elsewhere.

      And while we’re at it, why would a roster and farm system full of promising young talent not look better than a groups of overpaid, over the hill players with more drama than the Kardashians? Be a Cubs fan like the rest of us or just go away.

      • Eugene Debs

        I am not just going to rah rah rah the team’s approach to building a roster since I am a Cubs fan. Not being critical and accepting the “lovable loser” label is why we have sucked for the better part OF A CENTURY! Sorry if the latest box of snake oil doesn’t impress me. The Cubs roster looks promising to no one. Yes, we have talent on the way, but why accept junk like Darnell McDonald on the MLB roster? Call my comment what you want, we’ll just have to disagree on where Joe will choose to manage, but there are very few reasons to choose the Cubs over Washington, NY, or Cincy.

        • Rational Logic

          What’s it like driving while looking in the rear view mirror?

          You probably said the same thing about Riggleman (and then Johnson) over in Washington. They must really regret coming in to a team with a lot of talent below the surface.

          This one’s not even worth my time to attack, way too much sheer stupidity.

    • JasonPen

      I bet you can’t name the players on the Yankees’ roster that fill the same spots as those players on the Cubs.

      I noticed you left out all of our up-and-coming young players. Shark, Castro, Rizzo, Castillo, and Wood, would have all started for the Yankees last season.

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