Talkin’ Cubs Live – Cubs vs. Yankees – 04/16/14

Game Thirteen – Cubs (4-8) vs. Yankees (7-6) Game Time – 12:05pm CDT Coverage – TV: Comcast SportsNet – Radio: 720 WGN, XM Radio Channels 176, 844 Location – Yankee Stadium, New York (The Bronx) Jason Hammel (2-0, 2.63/0.51/4.82) vs. Masahiro Tanaka (1-0, 3.21/1.00/2.64) After weather postponed the opener of the two-game series in the […]

Joe Girardi Re-Signs with Yankees, Cubs Shift Gears on Managerial Search

The Yankees announced on Wednesday afternoon that Joe Girardi agreed to a four-year, $16 million contract to return as manager of the Yankees. The Cubs were reportedly waiting on Girardi to make a decision on returning to the Bronx or exploring opportunities with the Cubs before moving into a different direction with their managerial search. […]

Cubs Continue to Wait as Joe Girardi Mulls Options

The Girardi Watch enters day nine as both the Yankees and the Cubs continue to wait on Joe Girardi to make a decision on whether or not he will stay in New York. According to the Sun-Times, the Cubs were expecting to know by Tuesday if they would have a chance to formally speak with […]

Catching Up on Cubs Rumors and Other News and Notes

The Cubs off-season is just eight days old and the rumor mill is already heating up. The front office’s focus has reportedly been on Joe Girardi while searching for other qualified managerial candidates if Girardi decides to stay in the Bronx. But once Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer hire a new manager and the coaching […]

Waiting on Girardi, Interviewing Acta and Other Cubs Managerial Candidates

The Yankees and Cubs are both waiting for Joe Girardi to decide if he will stay in the Bronx or if he will explore other managerial jobs, including the opening on the North Side of Chicago. The Cubs and Yankees are not the only two teams that are thought to have interest in Girardi. The […]

Cubs Meeting with Manny Acta about Managerial Opening

As The Girardi Watch continues in Chicago and New York, David Kaplan is reporting that Theo Epstein and Jed Hoyer are meeting with Manny Acta in Chicago on Monday to discuss the Cubs’ managerial opening. Reports out of New York on Monday morning indicated the Yankees still have not heard from Joe Girardi on whether […]

Cubs Remain Hopeful of Luring Joe Girardi Away from New York

The Yankees have reportedly made their offer to Joe Girardi and are now waiting to hear back from him. But as news surfaced on Friday that the Yankees would make a formal offer to Girardi at some point during the day, Dan Bernstein reported the Cubs remain hopeful they will be able to lure Girardi […]

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 […]

Yankees Won’t Allow the Cubs to Speak with Girardi

According to a report from Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News, the Yankees will not grant the Cubs permission to talk to Joe Girardi about managing the team if they ask. Feinsand reported the Yankees are not willing to give the Cubs a chance to lure Girardi away “while they are trying to […]

Cubs Reportedly Prepared to Make Joe Girardi an Offer

Jon Heyman reported Wednesday night that Brian Cashman met with Joe Girardi and his agent, Steve Mandell, earlier in the day in New York and the Yankees’ GM made Girardi an offer to stay with the Yankees. According to Heyman’s report, Girardi countered with “some parameters” and the two sides agreed to meet again on […]