10/3 Girardi update
The New York Daily News reports the Yankees aren’t willing to give the Cubs a chance to talk to Joe Girardi. Yankees GM Brian Cashman would not say whether the Cubs have asked for persmission to talk to Girardi, according to the Daily News’ Mark Feinsand. The Cubs are searching for a new manager after dismissing Dale Sveum on Monday. Cashman has met with Girardi’s agent this week to discuss a new contract. Girardi’s contract expires at the end of the month. Girardi, 48, was drafted by the Cubs in 1986, and played for the team from m1989-92 and again in 2000-02. According to Feinsand, Girardi would return to the Yankees if given a new three-year deal. He did attend Northwestern University, but does not have the strong family ties to the Chicago area as he did in the past, plus his children are settled in New York area schools.
There also are reports Girardi could talk to FOX Sports about filling Tim McCarver’s spot. McCarver is retiring after this season.