MLB: The New York Yankees managerial search is typical Yankees fashion
While the offseason is still rather young, the Yankees are still the same. A few days after losing to the eventual World Series champion Houston Astros in the ALCS, the Yankees fired Joe Girardi. As of this writing, they have yet to hire anyone to replace him. There were other teams who fired their manager and within a few weeks ended up hiring someone new.
However, the Yankees managerial look is much different from others. We saw with teams like the Washington Nationals and New York Mets, they had a list of possible managers. While the General Managers are meeting in Orlando, Florida; Yankees General Manager Brian Cashman has said that they won’t interview anyone during the meetings. All this means is that the process will lag on even more.
As of now, the Yankees have interviewed Rob Thompson and former MLB manager Eric Wedge. Some other names that they have interest in include recently retired Carlos Beltran, YES Broadcasters David Cone and John Flaherty, and a few others. Personally, I would hire someone soon if I were the Yankees. We are just heading into the thick of the offseason and you want to have some leadership.
In addition, you need to feel a bit sorry for whoever takes the role as the next skipper of the Yankees. For starters, they more than likely won’t have any managerial experience. Second off, you tend to give a new manager a few years before you start applying the pressure of World Series or bust. However, we saw the Yankees come within one game of the World Series this year. There is still a ton of talent to come up. In my opinion, the new Yankees manager will probably have a window of two seasons to win the World Series. It will be interesting to see how it all plays out in the Bronx.Follow @jon_blayne