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07:20 AM ET 10.07 | Let the bidding begin? The Cubs haven't won a World Series title since 1908, so they're content to wait as long as possible until Joe Girardi decides whether to accept an offer to stay with the Yankees or pursue other opportunities. There's plenty of guarded optimism because the Cubs have made it clear through channels that they are willing to top whatever offer the Yankees tender, according to a source familiar with the negotiations. Girardi, who is completing a three-year contract that paid him about $3 million in 2013, could be in line for a new contract that is longer than three years and could be more than $5 million annually, the source added. The Cubs aren't worried about being in a holding pattern even though the Yankees won't grant Girardi permission to talk directly to the Cubs.

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October 7, 2013  07:26 AM ET

So - two threads on the same topic. Joy.

October 7, 2013  07:58 AM ET
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So - two threads on the same topic. Joy.

Yeah, this pretty much sucks.

Since they can repeat themselves, I will, too...
FN - All Girardi, All The Time.

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October 7, 2013  08:48 AM ET
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Why?

Because the Cubs are ready to turn the corner and are only a manager away from controlling the division. Why else?

October 7, 2013  09:36 AM ET

Are they going to add some snow to the background of that picture of Theo as they use it 1000 times over the winter?

October 7, 2013  09:57 AM ET

So he's going to trade 90 wins for 90 losses just for a few more bucks? That would surprise me.

October 7, 2013  10:02 AM ET
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So he's going to trade 90 wins for 90 losses just for a few more bucks? That would surprise me.

Don't forget Portillo's and stuffed pizza...

October 7, 2013  10:03 AM ET

So the Cubs are really determined to get better because they're going after Girardi....even though they neglect the other 800 things you can do to get better.

October 7, 2013  10:21 AM ET

And if I am Cashman I offer the Yankee job to Tony Pena the second Joe's flight leaves for Chicago. And everybody is better off.

October 7, 2013  11:15 AM ET
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Why?

If you have worked for me for my organization for six years and are willing to listen to offers from another company, then I send you packing and wish you well. It means your heart is not totally in it and I do not want you to continue. If it is just about money when i am making you a millionaire already, then you are gone....

October 7, 2013  11:31 AM ET
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So the Cubs are really determined to get better because they're going after Girardi....even though they neglect the other 800 things you can do to get better.

Let's compare W/L records in two years.
Yankees are in a downward spiral, Cubs are coming on!

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October 7, 2013  12:30 PM ET

Theo is really desperate to get the fan favorite this time around after bypassing Ryno for Sveum for his first managerial selection. No wonder because attendance continues to fall and a lot of those seats are being filled by out of town fans rooting for the visiting team.

October 7, 2013  12:34 PM ET
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Let's compare W/L records in two years.Yankees are in a downward spiral, Cubs are coming on!

You're really over-doing that Cubbie Kool-aid, aren't you.

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October 7, 2013  12:59 PM ET

Joe did a great job with what he had to work with, I wish him luck!!!!! Chicago is his home town and a great city. Maybe the wife and kids are making this decision after all, Joe makes a lot of decisions during the season, could be out of his hands!!!

October 7, 2013  01:47 PM ET
QUOTE(#13):

Theo is really desperate to get the fan favorite this time around after bypassing Ryno for Sveum for his first managerial selection. No wonder because attendance continues to fall and a lot of those seats are being filled by out of town fans rooting for the visiting team.

Yah Mark, I heard you got in trouble at the Cheese Castle again for stickin your thingie in the Swiss...can't you take that stuff down to the adult bookstore a few exits away on 94?

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October 7, 2013  02:32 PM ET
QUOTE(#19):

Stop smoking weed, bro.

Don't be a square!!!

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