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Will Girardi join Cubs in 2011?

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08:13 AM ET 08.28 | When Joe Girardi entered the Yankees' U.S. Cellular Field dugout yesterday from the tunnel leading from the clubhouse to the field, he turned right and saw a gathering of cameras, recorders and notebooks ready to attack him with questions about managing the Cubs in 2011. No matter how many different ways Girardi was asked about returning to manage the team he played for twice and grew up watching from the Wrigley Field bleachers, the message remained the same. "My focus is [with the Yankees]," said Girardi.

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Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi, AP Brian Cashman, Joe Girardi, AP
August 28, 2010  08:32 AM ET

Oh puuuulllllleeeeaaaase! While this would be the fantasy of any hopeless Cubs fan, it ain't a-going to happen. Allow me to explain what this article really means: Girardi might help stir up a rumor about going to the Cubs so that he might get more money or a contract extension from the Yanks. I dislike the Yanks, but any halfway realistic person can see that you would never go from a team that has a chance of winning it all every year to a team that has never had a chance nor will it ever.

August 28, 2010  10:03 AM ET

only a fool would want to leave the yanks on their own terms.

August 28, 2010  10:25 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh puuuulllllleeeeaaaase! While this would be the fantasy of any hopeless Cubs fan, it ain't a-going to happen. Allow me to explain what this article really means: Girardi might help stir up a rumor about going to the Cubs so that he might get more money or a contract extension from the Yanks. I dislike the Yanks, but any halfway realistic person can see that you would never go from a team that has a chance of winning it all every year to a team that has never had a chance nor will it ever.

Never under estimate how full of himself Girardi is...he has always thought he was the smartest guy in any room he enters. He has just enough ego to think he could be the guy to lead the Cubs to the World Series.

August 28, 2010  11:33 AM ET

Let's see. Would I want to manage a perennial contender with the best lineup in baseball or a group of "lovable losers "?

August 28, 2010  12:37 PM ET

Bottom line, Girardi is not leaving the Bronx for Chicago. Davey Johnson maybe?

August 28, 2010  12:43 PM ET

He would be stupid to leave the Yanks

August 28, 2010  12:53 PM ET

CHi Sox need to promote from within. They have a great AAA manager who also happens to a Cubs legend. The fan base will always remain loyal, so go with Sanberg

August 28, 2010  12:54 PM ET

Woops...reading several articles t a time..Cubs not Sox

August 28, 2010  12:55 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

Let's see. Would I want to manage a perennial contender with the best lineup in baseball or a group of "lovable losers "?

The answer you are probally looking for is "lovable losers "?....

If and when Joe Girardi takes the Chicago Cubs Manager job given a few years or so he'll turn your "lovable losers " into a contending tean in the National League.
Remember Girardi' has turn things around in Florida and with the crrent Yankee job.
Think he still has the ego and brass balls to do it with the Cubs.

August 28, 2010  01:08 PM ET

No.. move on!

August 28, 2010  01:09 PM ET

i sure hope not...Yankees for life!

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August 28, 2010  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Never under estimate how full of himself Girardi is...he has always thought he was the smartest guy in any room he enters. He has just enough ego to think he could be the guy to lead the Cubs to the World Series.

Sir, there isn't enough beer in the world for me to think that it is possible with any manager.

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August 28, 2010  03:06 PM ET

don't go yet Joe

August 28, 2010  03:07 PM ET

let's win another series

August 28, 2010  03:07 PM ET
QUOTE:

Cubs job is cursed.It reduced Lou Piniella to a sobbing, broken wreck....

ya think

August 28, 2010  04:01 PM ET

you want to be a legend ??... then go get the cubs a world championship... whoever does that is a legend forever... win in new york, and it's ho hum... there's a reason there's a ton of people that want that job...
man, you new yorkers sure think the world revolves around you !

August 28, 2010  04:27 PM ET

Ho, hum. Always the BS in baseball. It's all about the $ anyhow. Even without "The Boss" every Yankee manager is hanging by a thread everyday.

 
August 28, 2010  04:57 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Oh puuuulllllleeeeaaaase! While this would be the fantasy of any hopeless Cubs fan, it ain't a-going to happen. Allow me to explain what this article really means: Girardi might help stir up a rumor about going to the Cubs so that he might get more money or a contract extension from the Yanks. I dislike the Yanks, but any halfway realistic person can see that you would never go from a team that has a chance of winning it all every year to a team that has never had a chance nor will it ever.

Agreed.... He will use the Cubs against the Yankees but for a professional stand point he would be crazy to leave the Yankees... UNLESS the Cubs make him one hell of an offer and the Yankees refuse to match it... Which I could see the Cubs doing... Over paying for Joe and Joe taking the money to manage "At Home" in Chicago....

You got to remember Joe now has 4 world series rings... 3 as a player and 1 as a manager for the Yankees... His "Legacy" as a manager would be much more greatly enhanced if he went to Chicago and turned that club around than staying with the Yankees... He has little left to prove since he has won it all as a player and manager...

I see him staying in New York but if the Money is close I could see him taking off for Chicago to try and really make a name for himself..

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