When the Chicago Cubs Manager Joe Maddon left, they began to look for a new manager for the Major League Baseball team. It just so happens that Joe Girardi was available for the job. Joe Girardi is the former manager for the New York Yankees which means he is well experienced with managing a winning team. He also played on the Chicago Cubs for seven seasons, which gives him many connections to this team.
“When you look at managing in Major League Baseball, there are only so many jobs,” Girardi said. “So, anything that comes across your desk you’re going to be very interested in. There are 30 jobs, and obviously 10 teams in the playoffs so those jobs probably aren’t open, so you start to look at the other jobs that are available and obviously I have a lot of ties to Chicago. And any job out there is going to interest me because I would like to manage again.”