Tuesday, November 28, 2017
The holiday shopping season has kicked into high gear, and so has the Yankees’ search for their next manager, with general manager Brian Cashman and his lieutenants reopening the Yankee Stadium offices on Monday morning following their Thanksgiving break.
The Yanks have interviewed five as potential replacements for Joe Girardi, and managing general partner Hal Steinbrenner has said that fewer than 10 candidates are expected to be entertained in all.
Cashman said that the team does not necessarily need to fill the Majors’ only managerial vacancy before the Winter Meetings, which begin Dec. 10 in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Nor does it necessarily have to fill the position by Christmas or New Year’s Day, though it would be ideal if it could.
You would think that this does not bode well for the first five guys that they interviewed, but perhaps they are just doing due diligence on such a major decision.
Carlos Beltran is apparently the next guy to be interviewed. I like Beltran, but I’d feel a bit weird about a guy going from playing to managing right away. We just saw it fail miserably with Derek Fisher, but it also worked out with Jason Kidd, so I dunno.
I’m still team Bam Bam, but that ship might have sailed!
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