Originally Posted by doublem23
Girardi is already the highest paid manager
in baseball, I just can't see him leaving the craziness of the Bronx
to come and manage a team in serious rebuilding mode here, unless the Cubs
offer him the moon.
Originally Posted by Lemon44
I've learned more about Joe Girardi in the last 24 hours than I thought possible, here it goes: He's not coming to the Cubs because his kids, aged 14, 11 and 7, have no connection to Chicago; they are New Yorkers. He does not want to uproot his family for the ivy covered burial ground.
Cashman is hinting at giving Girardi a significant offer.
And Girardi mentioned family as a reason to take a year off. Yes, it has been an ivy covered burial ground with many disadvantages. Dusty mentioned a number of them like inadequate treatment facilities that had affected players go downtown post-game. At least Girardi waiting a year will see whether or not the rooftop owners chase the team to Rosemont. Yankees already have top-notch facilities. Maybe Cubs only hope is to get Pat Fitzgerald to recruit fellow alum Girardi to the Cub job, with five NU football games planned at Wrigley. But Girardi will probably go to some of those games even as Yankee manager. Obviously Girardi has good leverage for a nice Yankee contract if he wants it.