On Friday, the Yankees put in their offer to keep Girardi, as Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York reported and now the team will wait on his decision if he will accept the offer or turn it down to look for work elsewhere in the league.
Girardi has interest around the league, as the Chicago Cubs are strongly interested in hiring Girardi to be their next manager as they fired Dale Sveum on Monday after two seasons with the team which featured back-to-back 90-loss seasons.
Aside from Chicago, the Washington Nationals have an opening with the retirement of Davey Johnson and now the Cincinnati Reds have an open vacancy with Dusty Baker being fired early Friday morning from that job.
Also, if Girardi didn't want to return to the Bronx, nor to managing, he could always take a year or so off and go to the broadcasting booth and potentially be an analyst for FOX Sports, where Tim McCarver is retiring from.
Girardi has been the Yankees skipper for six years now and lead them to four trips to the postseason in his time with three A.L. East division titles, one American League championship and won the 2009 World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies.
In 2013, Girardi's Yankees went 85-77 and missed the playoffs for only the second time since 1995, but was the second time in Girardi's six years that the Yankees missed the postseason, but given the fact that the Yankees had at least five players miss over 100 games during the season, it was a miracle that the Yankees were even around and competing for the playoffs in the final week of the season.
Because Girardi's current contract doesn't expire until October 30, if the Cubs, Nationals, Reds, Mariners or any other team that would like to interview Girardi, they would have to officially wait until November 1; where they wouldn't have to ask the Yankees for permission to interview Girardi. Currently, teams would have to ask, and are reportedly not allowing teams such permission since they want to retain their manager.
Marchand said that the Yankees are expecting Girardi to think about the contract offer over the weekend and might get an answer from the 48-year-old by the time next week rolls around, which if he turns down, will allow them to properly go about what they want to do as far as their next manager goes.
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