Food for Thought

by Chuck

Joe Girardi’s contract with the Yankees expires following the 2010 season.

Girardi has long been a favorite of Chicago Cubs General Manager Jim Hendry, who, ironically, have a managerial opening for 2011.

Former Yankees great Don Mattingly, Joe Torre’s bench coach during his final years in New York and now with the Dodgers, will manage this off-season in the Arizona Fall League.

Many thought Mattingly would eventually take over for Torre, assuming he retired as Yankees manager.

The scenario is different, but could the result be the same?

Girardi leaves for Chicago, with Mattingly taking over the Yankees?

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8 Responses to “Food for Thought”

  1. Hossrex Says:

    My father would like to see Ryno, but he doesn’t think it’ll happen until 2013 or so (he figures someone else will get a two year contract).

  2. Cameron Says:

    Mattingly left because of how the Yankees treated Torre, I don’t see him coming back. I see him following up Joe’s job in LA. Girardi’s in good with New York and has World Series rings there as a player and manager…

    I’ll throw a wildcard out there and say the Cubs call Bobby Valentine. Why? Because, dammit, I like Bobby V.

  3. Bob Says:

    Cameron, I like Bobby V. myself, but for some reason I think he could end up in Seattle. I agree with you that Mattingly will not end up in the Bronx. For some reason I think ths Cubs job is between Giradi and Ryno.

  4. Bob Says:

    Chuck, not meant to derail your thread, but Brad Hawpe will sign with the Rays, and several teams claimed Manny. Although the Yankees and Rays were not one of them.

  5. Hartvig Says:

    I guess I haven’t followed the managerial situation in New York that closely so I don’t know if Girardi has reason to be unhappy with the current ownership but since the Yankees have a good shot at winning it all this year and the Cubs are in absolute disarray and saddled with some awful contracts and other than Castro, Soto & Colvin their offense is all over 30 and not likely to improve. I think he’d have to be pretty unhappy with where he’s at to want to walk into that kind of a situation, especially since Hendry’s future can’t be all that secure.

  6. Bob Says:

    I believe Giradi is from Chicago. Plus, who would not want the chance the end their drought?

  7. Brautigan Says:

    The Cubs won’t win until they call themselves the Chicago Orpans or Chicago Colts again and get rid of those little league uniforms.

    I don’t care if Miller Huggins is coaching them, they will not win until the above happens.

    ……and sorry to hear about Cal McLish. He had a million and one great stories.

  8. Hartvig Says:

    Just saw in the SunTimes that Girardi is the leading candidate to manage the Cubs next year IF he’s available. Doesn’t make sense to me but I guess what motivates some people isn’t always apparent to outsiders.

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