Most people thought by the beginning of this week, Joe Girardi would have given the New York Yankees his answer on whether he would be coming back to the team or not for 2014 and beyond. That has not been the case though.
Andy McCullough of the Newark-Star Ledger reported on Tuesday that Girardi still has not made a decision on where he wants to manage because he is currently torn between managing the Yankees again or bolting to the Windy City and take the Chicago Cubs manager job.
The Cubs job opened up last Monday they the team fired Dale Sveum after just two seasons and consecutive 90-loss seasons and it's been widely talked about over the last month on how Girardi could have major interest in heading back to Chicago as he was born in the area and came up as a professional player with the team in 1989.
Girardi has been the Yankees manager for the last six years and lead them to four playoff seasons with three division titles and won the 2009 World Series over the Philadelphia Phillies. In 2013, the Yankees missed the playoffs with an 85-77 record, but had a lot of injuries to their team that they simply couldn't overcome.
The Yankees reported offer to Girardi is reportedly for $15 million for three seasons including incentives, but the Cubs are willing to match and outbid any offer that the Yankees put out for the manager, thus leading to believe that the Cubs are doing whatever it takes to pry Girardi out of the Bronx and bring him home to Chicago.
There's also some belief that if Girardi does not accept the Yankees offer and chooses to talk to other teams once his current contract is up, that the Yankees will in fact pull their offer for Girardi and look towards other options for manager.
Along with the Yankees and Cubs, the Washington Nationals are also interested in Girardi and have asked for permission to speak to him. The Cincinnati Reds and Seattle Mariners also have vacancies at their manager spots and could get involved too.
The waiting game continues on Girardi's decision with the possibility that there could be a new skipper in the Bronx come 2014.
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