Joe Girardi’s intriguing response to managerial job buzz
Joe Girardi may not be actively campaigning for a manager’s job, but the former Yankees skipper isn’t hiding his desire to get back into a major league dugout, either.
After two years as an announcer following his firing by the Yankees, Girardi admitted his interest in managing again.
“When you look at managing in Major League Baseball, there are only so many jobs,” Girardi said on 670 The Score’s “Mully & Haugh Show.”
“So obviously anything that comes across your desk, you’re going to be very interested in. You can’t just go to another city and say, ‘I’m going to be an orthopedic surgeon here.’ You can’t do anything like that.
“So, there’s 30 jobs. Obviously, there’s 10 teams in the playoffs, so those jobs probably aren’t open. You start to look at the other jobs available and obviously I have a lot of ties to Chicago. Any job out there is going to interest me, because I would like to manage again.”
Girardi, a former big-league catcher, has managed twice, for the Marlins and Yankees, spanning 11 seasons.
The MLB Network analyst won the Manager of the Year award in 2006 with the Marlins and won a World Series with the Yankees in 2009. He has been rumored as a potential candidate for the Mets, if they decide to part ways with Mickey Callaway, and he could be a target of the Cubs, now that Joe Maddon won’t be back.
It seems like both teams would be of interest to Girardi. As he said, he is looking for an opportunity.
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