Chicago Cubs: He’s been waiting for the job – right?
3. Joe Girardi – Remember what I said about growing up “Cub”? Girardi played for the Chicago Cubs twice in his career and has been turning down jobs left and right (waiting for his chance to be the skipper of the North Siders?)
Especially under this new management, Girardi wants to bring another championship to Chicago and etch his name in the Wrigley history books. I believe he is the top candidate for the job and Girardi likely wouldn’t argue.
In 2009, Girardi led the New York Yankees to the World Series and won his first and only World Series title as a manager. Girardi’s managerial average during the regular season was a .554 and a postseason average of .538. So Girardi not only has playing time with the Cubs, he has the experience of a managing a championship team.
Don’t let the news of Girardi managing Team USA in next summer’s Olympic games in Tokyo fool you into thinking, he’s not interested in hearing offers. Girardi already has gotten “permission” to listen to any MLB offers that may just happen to come across his Team USA desk.