The Cubs haven’t won a thing in 105 years, and when it comes to Joe Girardi, the Yanks intend to keep it that way.
The Cubs are in the midst of a rebuilding process, but according to a source, the club believes hiring a big-name manager could help ease the minds of frustrated fans while also showing potential free agents that they’re serious about contending in the near future. However, a source said the Yankees aren’t willing to even give them a chance to lure Girardi from them.
GM Brian Cashman has declined to reveal whether the Cubs have asked for permission to speak with Girardi, though a team source said it’s not of importance as there’s no reason to believe the Yankees would grant such a request while they are trying to hammer out a new deal with him.
However, Girardi said last weekend that he would like to figure out his future sooner rather than later.
Source: Mark Feinsand N.Y. Daily News