Friday, Girardi will visit with the Chicago media, discussing the vacant Cubs managerial job for the final time until the season is over.
"I don't know what they're going to ask, but I'm going to do it on Friday and that will be it," Girardi said. "It's just another thing you have to deal with. I understand people want to know what you're thinking, but my responsibility is here."
Girardi's name has been linked to the Cubs job ever since Lou Piniella announced last month that he planned to retire. Piniella stepped down earlier this week to spend time with his ailing mother, prompting another round of questions for Girardi regarding his interest in returning to the organization with which he began his career.
Girardi is taking a page from Derek Jeter's playbook - the shortstop addressed his contract situation once in spring training and has stuck to his promise not to discuss it again until the end of the season. Jeter, Girardi and Mariano Rivera are each in the final year of their respective deals, but the Yankees have held firm to their recent policy not to negotiate new deals until the current contracts expire.