Posts tagged "Joe Girardi"

Boston evidence right manager can make a difference

Boston evidence right manager can make a difference
This dragged out Joe Girardi saga has made some of us a little weary. The Yankees and Cubs are even reportedly getting antsy themselves waiting for a Girardi decision. For me, the longer it drags out the stranger some of the noise out there becomes. I’ve heard many claim the manager doesn’t make that much... Read more »

Girardi decision could come Monday

Girardi decision could come Monday
Multiple sources indicate they expect a resolution regarding the Joe Girardi saga as early as Monday. We may soon find out if Girardi accepted or rejected the Yankees extension offer. Either way, it likely would mean the Cubs knowing if they will get their man. A report Sunday claimed the Cubs have viewed their pursuit... Read more »

Girardi wants to hear Cubs aggressive pitch

Girardi wants to hear Cubs aggressive pitch
Joe Girardi wants to hear a Cubs pitch that will be aggressive, I’m told. It had seemed the pursuit of the Yankee skipper took somewhat of a downturn on Tuesday, according to my sources. For the very first time I heard some doubts about whether this thing would get done. However, yesterday there seemed to be somewhat... Read more »
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Ball now in Girardi's court

Ball now in Girardi's court
The ball now lies in Joe Girardi’s court. It seems like I have been writing this story line forever. It was a pipe dream to some, so many moving parts. However one of those parts was moved Monday. Theo Epstein rang the “alarm bell” he spoke of last week. In firing Dale Sveum, Theo said... Read more »

Girardi eyeing Cubs job

Girardi eyeing Cubs job
If it’s true Theo Epstein has targeted Joe Girardi as his next manager, then things could be lining up quickly for a conclusion. Multiple sources confirmed today that Girardi’s camp let the Cubs know (through back channels) that not only was Girardi willing to talk, but that Chicago was his preferred destination. One source was... Read more »

Cubs will do smart, not "right" thing with Dale Sveum

Cubs will do smart, not "right" thing with Dale Sveum
David Haugh writes today the right thing for the Cubs to do is keep Dale Sveum. Haugh makes it sound as if the Cubs owe Sveum that much, or worse keep him around so the front office wouldn’t have to admit to a mistake. I couldn’t disagree more. I was previously in the camp that thought... Read more »
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Cubs will make a play for Joe Girardi

Cubs will make a play for Joe Girardi
The Cubs will make a play for Joe Girardi. That much I learned yesterday. Will the Yankees skipper actually leave New York and come here to manage his hometown team? That is still a big unknown. One source indicated there was indeed mutual interest. The Nationals on the other hand could muddy up the waters. They... Read more »

Timing could be right for Girardi and Cubs

Timing could be right for Girardi and Cubs
I have posed the question in the past, is Dale Sveum just the point A guy here? Is Sveum more or less the Alan Trammell of this rebuilding project? Some have speculated the Cubs front office will pounce on a more decorated field general when the talent and time is ripe. Maybe a Joe Maddon... Read more »