Hrmm... I would have thought Girardi a lock for the job. What does this mean for Girardi, perhaps San Fran or Washington?
ESPN wrote:Lou Piniella could be the manager of the Chicago Cubs before the World Series begins, a source told ESPN's Peter Gammons.
The Chicago Sun-Times first reported Saturday that negotiations between the Cubs and Piniella could begin Monday.
On Friday, Piniella took himself out of the running for the San Francisco Giants' opening. He has also spoken to the Washington Nationals and Texas Rangers, although he said the Washington job is not an ideal fit.
Piniella, 63, has been working in television since parting ways with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays after the 2005 season following three difficult years as manager. Before that he managed the Seattle Mariners for 10 seasons, won the 1990 World Series as Cincinnati Reds manager and also managed the New York Yankees.
The Cubs chose not to bring back manager Dusty Baker when his contract expired. Chicago was 66-96 this season.