• Hank Stein & Cashman Agree On Next Yanks Manager

    Posted by on October 27th, 2007 · Comments (2)

    Now we just have to wait for them to tell us.

    From mlb.com -

    Hank Steinbrenner believes the Yankees will decide on their next manager by Monday and could have an announcement as early as Tuesday, according to a report published in The New York Times.

    The team could make their selection public in a press conference on Tuesday, pending Commissioner Bud Selig’s approval to make an announcement during the World Series. Tuesday would be a potential off-day during the Fall Classic, assuming the the Series goes to a sixth game.

    Steinbrenner said that general manager Brian Cashman, who has declined to comment publicly until the managerial search is complete, are in agreement on their inclination regarding who should follow Torre, but the Yankees have been tight-lipped and are offering few clues.

    “As far as myself and Brian, there’s always been a slight favorite, but only a slight favorite,” Steinbrenner told the Times. “Me and Brian have always agreed on who that is. Is Brian’s job on the line, depending on who the manager is? The answer is no, because we’ve always agreed on who is the favorite. The final decision hasn’t been made.”

    “We’re going to pick whoever’s the best guy for right now, that’s the bottom line,” Steinbrenner told the newspaper. “We’ve got the best baseball people. The Red Sox obviously have some good baseball people, as well, but we’ve got great baseball people, including some of the guys responsible for the team in the late ’90s, one of the greatest teams ever.

    “So who am I going to go with? The fans and the media, or the best and the brightest — the guys that are the smartest baseball people in the country? That’s where the final decision’s going to be, whether it’s Mattingly, Girardi or Peña. The final decision is with ownership, which is the way it should be. But the process Brian set up is spectacular. They really did this right.”

    Comments on Hank Stein & Cashman Agree On Next Yanks Manager

    1. JeremyM
      October 27th, 2007 | 7:51 pm

      I don’t have my tea leaves handy, but to me, that reads like Girardi is the man–the line about the fans and media not being listened to gives me that feeling.

      Of course, the line about having a slight favorite going in makes me think Mattingly…..

    2. Pete
      October 27th, 2007 | 11:58 pm

      Depends on which fans or which members of the media he’s listening to – if Hank’s reading Buster Olney and some of the blogs, he’d know a lot of us actually want Girardi.

      But then again, the majority of the press seems to think it’ll be Mattingly.

      And is it me, or have we had more quotes from Hank since the ALDS ended than from George in the last *two years*?!

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