‘Industry Speculation’ Says Joe Girardi Waiting for Cubs Job

Joe Girardi has spent the last year in the television studio after the Yankees chose not to extend his contract following a surprise season in which they nearly reached the World Series. And it’s entirely possible he’ll spend another year away from the bench, this time due to his own preference. A preferred candidate for multiple managerial jobs, Girardi has removed his name from consideration for gigs in both Texas and Cincinnati.

Rather than simply enjoying the reduced pressure of studio work, Fancred’s Jon Heyman tweeted that many in the industry believe Girardi is waiting on the Cubs’ managerial spot to open up.

Girardi surprised reds by pulling out Friday. He had a chance to win job at that point but they never got to point of talking money with him. He also pulled out of rangers derby. Industry speculation: he’s waiting a year on Chicago

— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) October 21, 2018

Okay, so Heyman didn’t specify that Girardi was holding out for the Cubs. Maybe he really digs what’s happening on the South Side and wants to be the second high-profile skipper for whom a Chicago team fired Rick Renteria. But I think it’s obvious what Heyman …Read the Rest

Source:: Cubs Insider

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