10/8 Manager search
There are reports that Joe Girardi will let the Cubs know today whether or not he wants to be considered for the manager’s job. Girardi played for the Cubs, grew up in downstate Peoria, Ill., and attended Northwestern. But he’s also pointed out that he’s made a home in Westchester County, N.Y., and his children are involved in the schools there. His Midwest ties aren’t as strong as they were in the past. Girardi is under contract with the Yankees through Oct. 31.
Former Indians manager Manny Acta and Padres bench coach Rick Renteria are the latest candidates added to the list for the Cubs managerial vacancy. Acta, 44, met Monday with Epstein, GM Jed Hoyer and assistant GM Randy Bush.
“I’m sure they have more people to talk to … so we’ll just let the process play out,” Acta told the Chicago Tribune.