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Joe Girardi couldn’t have timed free agency better

The Cubs always felt it was a long shot they’d land Joe Girardi as their next manager, but it won’t stop them from appealing to his Chicago-area roots in an effort to hire the man they feel is perfect for this stage in their development.

Let’s be real, the Yankees would be stupid to let Girardi go without tying him up with a lucrative deal. Girardi was one of the top managers in baseball this season. You normally can’t have that many injuries — lose that much payroll — and survive. The Yankees not only survived, they took their quest for a playoff spot into the final week of the season.

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