If Yanks Want Girardi Back, They Better Give Him A Generous Offer

Cubs ManagementIt has been widely speculated the Cubs will pursue Yankees manager (and soon-to-be free agent) Joe Girardi this winter, even before the club fired Dale Sveum.

Girardi’s contract expires on Oct. 31 and the Yankees are hesitant to give him permission to negotiate with other clubs in the meantime.

By allowing him to negotiate with the Cubs before his contract expires, the Yankees would only be giving Girardi leverage to use against them in contract talks.

Girardi earned an average of $3 million per year under his current contract and the Yankees will probably have to offer top of the market dollars to keep him.

Source: Mike Axisa, CBS Sports